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Category: Cool Sites

Size Does NOT Matter!

Size does not matter anymore! zSlide, privately held company in France, just released a new “express” feature in its Podmailing.com service. Podmailing.com is simple P2P-based email service that enables anyone to send and receive e-mails with attachments up to 2GB. 2GB!! did you read that?!. Wow! Last I knew, Internet world changed when email giants […]

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Flowser – Graphical Amazon Browser

Important Update: There seems to be some confusion about the creator of Flowser – I’ve seen a couple of blog posts which claimed that Amazon created it. In fact, a creative member of our developer community created it and he deserves all of the credit!   This past weekend I snuck a peak at the […]

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Game System Wars

One of the interesting and common threads found in the creative applications built with the Amazon Web Services is the fact that they can take data that’s been laying out there in plain sight for a number of years and turn it on its side (so to speak) to provide a whole new look at […]

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Send in Your Clowns

A recent HIT posted on the Amazon Mechanical Turk asked workers to draw a clown… Taken at face value (so to speak) as a collaborative art project this is very similar to The Sheep Market, and it produced results that were colorful and entertaining. However, behind all of the pretty faces there’s something even more […]

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Lots of Good Stuff!

A few of the cool things that I have sitting in my inbox today: Mechanical Turk API in PHP – “PHP implementation of the Amazon Mechanical Turk API, allowing any PHP application to access the mTurk system and perform all available actions.“ Dave Winer: It’s an S3 Tuesday – “S3 is truly useful.” John Eberly: […]

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Amazon S3 Backup Tools

Jeremy Zawody followed up on his promise to use Amazon S3 for backup by compiling a list of S3 Backup Tools. The article itself is very helpful, but there’s also a lot of good information in the comments. At this point Jeremy is in the process of enumerating and examining the alternatives. I’m sure that […]

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Amazon Prime Search

Superstar developer John Krystynak  (he also built Texsy and Aytozon) dropped me a little “by the way” about his latest creation, the Amazon Prime Finder. Amazon Prime, for those of you who don’t know, is our “all you can eat” (or read, or listen to) shipping plan. After payment of an annual fee, all of […]

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Viewing Big Images Using Amazon S3

A recent post on the O’Reilly Radar blog pointed me at Tom Larkin’s Zoomatron. The Zoomatron uses the Microsoft Research MapCruncher to provide a pannable view of a large graphical data set, which just happens to be stored in Amazon S3. The site includes a hand-drawn elevation map of an island, a high-resolution picture of […]

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Quick Links

I’m due downstairs in 30 minutes to go set up for the MIT Emerging Technology Conference. Here are some links that I have no time to annotate (evening update: they are now annotated): MySQL Replication on EC2 – “OK, here’s the cheat sheet for getting MySQL replication going for a PeopleAggregator install on Amazon EC2.” […]

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