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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 Web Serices in Winnipeg

Amazon Web Services has a number of evangelists, as previously noted, so I’d like to introduce myself (Mike Culver). Last night I had the opportunity to deliver the first in the series of presentations that Jeff recently announced. We had a near-record turnout of the Winnipeg .NET Users Group, with approximately 60 developers in attendance. […]

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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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Inbox Cleanup

Lots of stuff queued up today: Jeremy Zawody has “done the math” and has decided to replace his home backup server with Amazon S3. Jeremy computed the cost of his hardware and his power and also took the “hassle factor” into account. All things considered, S3 came out ahead. The Daily Radario displays the top […]

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Using SOAPSonar to Provision Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Mamoon Yunus, author of the SOA Testing Blog and advisor to Crosscheck Networks sent me a link to an interesting and relevant How-To document. Using SOAPSonar to Provision Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud covers downloading and installation of a free trial version of Crosscheck’s SOAPSonar product and then shows the steps needed to load the X.509 […]

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Is This You?

Early today someone who reads this blog posted the following comment: how do i contact for disputing charges ec2 crashed on me and my account is still getting charged i wnt to be reimbursed We’ll be happy to help, but you didn’t leave a good email address with your comment! Send a note to awseditor@amazon.com […]

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