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Tag: Thought Pieces

Amazon Mechanical Turk and Image Processing

Image processing (and its cousin, machine vision) both entail designing algorithms to process pixel-based images and to extract recognizable information from them. Earlier today I saw the following request on the Ask Metafilter site: i need an algorithm to extract statistics about the diameters (in pixels) of some roughly-circular objects from an image file. Having […]

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Product Idea: Linux Live CD With Integral S3 Access

Last week I did an AWS presentation at Westminster University. The audience was very lively and asked a number of great questions. They also wrote some nice blog posts. One of the audience members asked if anyone had integrated Amazon S3 into a Linux live CD distribution. I’d thought about this a couple of times, […]

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Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Amazon S3

I’ve known Scott Johnson for quite a while now. He did some really great work at Feedster, and he’s a diligent podcaster. Scott is never at a loss for words, so I asked him what he liked about Amazon S3, and how it helped him to architect and to build Ookles. Scott responded with a […]

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The Lego Era

In an article in today’s New York Times, writer John Markoff says “The Internet is entering its Lego era.” John talks about the rise in componentized software, the rapid pace of development, and the all-important fact that a lot of the innovation is now taking place in small companies and by small, distributed groups of […]

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Firefox + S3: Some Ideas for Developers

I’m a long-time Firefox fan and user, and I love to see how developers express their creativity by making interesting and useful extensions. Last week I read the new (and free) Firefox Facts ebook and discovered some cool extensions that I hadn’t previously known about. As I read the book, I realized that several of […]

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S3: a Tier 0 Web Service?

This interesting quote from Sam Newman over at Magpie Brain caught my eye: “Amazon S3 exists only for other services and applications.” Sam’s entire post is worth reading; I think he really captures the spirit behind  S3. — Jeff;

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REST vs. SOAP

Kevin Daily offers a brief thought on REST vs. SOAP in the case of the Amazon Web Services. We are still seeing an 80% REST / 20% SOAP usage pattern. Kevin correctly notes that the ease with which developers can invoke an XSLT transformation as the concluding step in a REST request makes for easier […]

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