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Category: Cool Sites

Mux – Video Transcoding Powered by EC2

The first time you try to create your own online video, you will quickly find out that there are all sorts of interesting tradeoffs between file format, bit rate, and file size. The encoding process always seems to require all of your CPU speed and I/O bandwidth, and then some, while still taking a considerable […]

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Stop Him Before He Links Again

A few interesting things in my Inbox today: Web Worker Daily asks So You Wanna Be a Web Tycoon? Amazon Can Help. They really seem to understand what we are talking about when we say “Web-Scale Computing.” As they note, “Were moving closer to the day when a non-programmer with a regular-sized wallet can come […]

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Catching Up

Time for one of my cleanup the inbox posts! I’ve been in the office all week, but I’ve been unbelievably busy while planning for my February trips to Utah, Vancouver BC, and London. Here are some of the cool things I’ve seen lately: Baseline Magazine has a really interesting article, Inside MySpace.com. In the article […]

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Friday Inbox Cleanup

Its time to clean out the inbox again. Here’s what I have this afternoon: Carson Mcdonald wrote about Creating Your Own FC6 Instance for EC2. The article is very detailed and should be helpful. Redmonk analyst Steve O’Grady was kind enough to bestow his first-ever Tecosystems Award for Technical Innovation on us. This was the […]

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Amazon UK Associates Blog

The Amazon.co.uk associates team has a nice blog. Recent topics include monthly payments of associates fees, dealing with foreign bank accounts, self-optimizing links with discount stickers, and information on 13-digit ISBNs. Update: The Amazon.de associates team also has one! — Jeff;

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Amazon Inside…

A number of great web applications are built on top of Amazon services such as ECS, EC2 or S3. In fact, 3 of Amazon’s services are listed in a recent Linux World article, Ten Web 2.0 APIs You Can Really Use. Here are a few cool Amazon-powered applications that have caught my eye: Social bookmarking […]

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Sent To Smugmug

Over in the “practice what you preach” department, I’ve spent the last month or so uploading over 18,000 of my family pictures to Smugmug. Even though I store the photos on a RAID drive in my house and move regular DVD backups offsite, I am still relieved that someone else is worrying about my photos. […]

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Watch The Buzz!

Just a quick reminder that we are now collecting and taggging articles related to AWS on del.icio.us using the user name awsbuzz. If you visit http://del.icio.us/awsbuzz on a regular basis (or, even better, pick up the RSS feed) you will be fed with a constant stream of information about what’s going on with AWS. Can’t […]

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