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Category: Cool Sites

Digital Bucket

In the past we’ve blogged about Digital Bucket, which is a great app for storing files in Amazon S3. I’m mentioning them again because they’ve added all sorts of new features. If you are a Windows user, I think you’ll find this to be intuitive and seamless! A few of new goodies are as follows: […]

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On Using AWS in Loosely-Coupled SOA

Jay Ridgeway from ShareThis.com co-presented with me at ETech recently. We were telling a packed room about Amazon SimpleDB, and Jay was specifically telling folks about how ShareThis implemented this Web service. You should check out their site–it’s a great way to share content and allow others to drive traffic to your site. I found […]

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Inbox Catchup

My inbox is overflowing with great things that deserve blog posts of their very own, but since they come in so fast I am going to summarize them in this catchup post. Here’s what I’ve seen recently: Dmitriy Samovskiy wrote about Building a Multisourced Infrastructure Using OpenVPN in the most recent issue of Linux Journal. […]

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Orglex: Using AWS to Build Semantic Web Ontologies

Nik Rao of Orglex wrote to tell me about his site and about how they are using Amazon EC2, S3, and the Alexa Web Information Service to build their site. Orglex is focused on providing information services to industry professionals in vertical markets such as health insurance, clinical trials, and venture capital. Their service has […]

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S3 Stat – Usage Stats for S3 Files

S3Stat is a log analysis tool for Amazon S3. This very helpful tool uses the log files generated by S3, analyzes them using Webalizer, and generates a variety of insightful and colorful reports. I have been using S3Stat on one of my own buckets for the last couple of months and have been pleased with […]

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Wowza Media Server Pro On Amazon EC2

The unpredictable nature of the demand for rich media files, coupled with the amount of bandwidth needed to deal with a video that suddenly “goes viral” combine to create the circumstances for an event that I sometimes refer to as a “success disaster.” This happens when you create something cool and hope that it will […]

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VholdR – Wearable Camcorder and Community Site

Yesterday afternoon I left the confines of the Amazon headquarters building and paid a visit to the Seattle-area offices of Twenty20 Cameras in order to learn more about their new VholdR product. I learned that they’ve got a really cool piece of hardware which is tightly coupled to an Amazon-powered online service and I can’t […]

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