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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

S3Fox Organizer for Amazon

The S3Fox Organizer for Amazon is another Firefox extension! After you install it and perform the usual Firefox restart, your Tools menu will contain an entry for “Amazon S3.” Select this entry and you will see the S3Fox user interface, which consists of two panes — local file system and S3 account — and a […]

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Alex from Adaptive Blue sent me a note about about a new release of their flagship product, the Blueorganizer. Blueorganizer is an intelligent bookmark manager. Behind the scenes it uses Amazon S3 to store special types of bookmarks called bluemarks. If you install the product on more than one computer, your Bluemarks will be transparently […]

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Thought-Provoking Series of S3 Posts

I met Martin Kochanski, developer of Cardbox, in London last month. We met at the Athenaeum Club and had a very pleasant working lunch. As we talked, it was really clear to me that Martin held a number of interesting opinions about all sorts of subjects and we talked about blogging as an information sharing […]

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Amazon S3 and SmugMug

SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill describes how they use Amazon S3 in his newest blog post, Amazon S3 = The Holy Grail. In the post, Don reveals that SmugMug stores 500 million images which collectively occupy 300 terabytes of storage. Don goes on to reveal how S3 allowed SmugMug to take their architecture to the next […]

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Quick Picks for Friday

I use a handful of web and blog search engines which produce RSS feeds that I monitor to find interesting developments for this blog. Here are a few recent findings: There’s a new version of Ruby/Amazon. Brian Krow is looking at S3 and Jungledisk, and wondering where he left his tape drive. David Aiken is […]

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Improved Amazon Shopping in Second Life

Last month I blogged about the Life2Life store in Second Life. This store smoothly bridges the virtual and the real, making it possible to search the Amazon catalog from within Second Life. For a week or so, Tabatha and Hugo (the store’s proprietors) had kept me apprised of their work to integrate Amazon’s Remote Shopping […]

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Very Interesting Game-Changer using Mechanical Turk

There’s a really interesting post over at the BitPorters blog today. Read it, think about it, and let us know (via comments here or on the original post) what you think. I regularly tell my audiences that our services allow developers to be innovative and creative. I also tell them that innovation and creativity isn’t […]

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AWS Zone Updated

The ever-popular AWS Zone site was recently updated to include better support for Amazon S3 and some of the other new services. One especially cool new feature is the ability to compute signatures for requests in a safe manner. After entering your AWS Access Key and your AWS Secret Key, pressing the Generate Signature button […]

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