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Blah Blah Blah — IT Conversations Podcast

While I was in Utah last month, Professor Phil Windley interviewed Doug Kaye and I for his Technometria podcast. You can listen to the podcast here. We covered Amazon S3 and EC2, and then moved on to Doug’s new podcast processing architecture, which uses EC2, S3, and also SQS to support the entire Gigavox Lite […]

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Snowbooks – Second Life Bookstore

Last week I received an invitation to check out the Snowbooks store in Second Life. I spent some time wandering around earlier today and liked what I saw. Here’s a full report. Snowbooks is a UK-based publisher and also an Amazon Associate. Their Second Life stores provides access to their own titles and to titles […]

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5 Minute AWS Presentation

I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to present at the first-ever meeting of Ignite Seattle this past December. This event attracted lots of Seattle-area technical folks for an evening that was both fun and informative. We started out the evening by forming into teams to build bridges from popsicle sticks and hot glue. […]

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REST and SOAP

Years and years ago I made a casual (yet accurate) remark to Tim O’Reilly about the relative use of our SOAP and REST web services. At that time REST accounted for something like 85% of our usage. Tim blogged our conversation, which was subsequently picked up by Slashdot. It’s been fun to see this casual […]

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Caption This Picture…

This photo was taken as our team was leaving the MIT Emerging Technologies Conference last month: So far the best caption we’ve come up with internally is “Excuse me, but can you tell us where the physics building is? And how do we find the Mensa Club?” If you’ve got a better one, leave us […]

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