“すべてクラウド”も間近!? 「ZumoDrive」を使ってみた － ＠IT
“すべてクラウド”も間近!? 「ZumoDrive」を使ってみた － ＠IT
DropBoxみたいなサービス の説明｜データはweb上にあって、ローカルには置かない と
ネットワークの新活用法。端末の制限が消えていく。Negatendo.Net » Blog Archive » HOWTO Use Amazon EC2 for Bittorrent
saveGeeking with Greg: Marissa Mayer at Web 2.0
The lesson, Marissa said, is that speed matters. People do not like to wait. Do not make them.
On the web, speed matters. I see it with campaigns all the time.
This conclusion may be surprising -- people notice a half second delay? -- but we had a similar experience at Amazon.com. In A/B tests, we tried delaying the page in increments of 100 milliseconds and found that even very small delays would result in substantial and costly drops in revenue.A Guide to Recommender Systems - ReadWriteWeb
Various methods for doing user recommendations.
fully understand recommendation engines is there any brand application?
Le RWW inaugure une série de billets sur les systèmes de recommandations, leurs fonctionnements, les différents types de systèmes existants dans différents domaines.Agile Testing: Load Balancing in Amazon EC2 with HAProxy
Incrível! a AMAZON oferece MP3 gratuitos!
Gratis musik - woo hoo!
Estoy registrado en Amazon: niltone - firstname.lastname@example.org - < sapoboi1 >
Masser af gratis musik på Amazon.comElad on Rails: Rails and Amazon EC2 - Beginners guide
art up an instance of the 32-bit EC2onRails image:
"First of all, Amazon AWS rocks. it's a great, stable and not so expensive way to get your application up and running, but also ready for any disaster to come (Someone said Digg effect?). Getting your application on to Amazon EC2 is not as complicated as you think, managing and controlling your instances may require a professional system administrator, but i would recommend that anyway (except if you go and host your application on EngineYard than you are worry-free, but you'll pay.. ohh you'll pay for that sense of security)."Amazon Exposes 1 Terabyte of Public Data to Developers - ReadWriteWeb
Amazonの動きからも目が離せない！Amazon EC2 with Microsoft Windows Server Notification
Amazon EC2 running Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 is a fast and dependable environment for deploying applications using the Microsoft Web Platform, including ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight™, and Internet Information Server (IIS). Amazon EC2 enables you to run any compatible Windows-based solution on AWS’ high-performance, reliable, cost-effective, cloud computing platform. Common Windows use cases include website and web-service hosting, high-performance computing (HPC) and data processing, media transcoding, distributed testing, ASP.NET application hosting, and any other application requiring Windows software. Amazon EC2 also now supports the SQL Server® Express and SQL Server Standard databases, and makes those offerings available to customers on an hourly basis.
amazon web servicesAmazon Web Services Blog: New AWS Public Data Sets - Economics, DBpedia, Freebase, and Wikipedia
We have just released four additional AWS public data sets, and have updated another one. In the Economics category, we have added a set of transportation databases from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Data and statistics are provided for aviation, maritime, highway, transit, rail, pipeline, bike & pedestrian, and other modes of transportation, all in CSV format. I was able to locate employment data for our hometown airline and found out that they employed 9,322 full-time and 1,122 part-time employees as of the end of 2007. In the Encyclopedic category, we have added access to the DBpedia Knowledge Base, the Freebase Data Dump, and the Wikipedia Extraction, or WEX.
amazonHowTo: EC2 for Poets
The goal is to make cloud computing less mysterious by helping people through the process of setting up a server on Amazon EC2.Got an Hour? Create a Server in the Cloud - ReadWriteWeb
Got an Hour? Create a Server in the Cloudappscale - Google Code
"AppScale is an open-source implementation of the Google AppEngine (GAE) cloud computing interface. AppScale enables execution of GAE applications on virtualized cluster systems. In particular, AppScale enables users to execute GAE applications using their own clusters with greater scalability and reliability than the GAE SDK provides. Moreover, AppScale executes automatically and transparently over cloud infrastructures such as the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Eucalyptus, the open-source implementation of the AWS interfaces."
Open source google app engine implementation, supports Xen, extending to GAE, EC2
A BSD-licensed implementation of Google App Engine. Roll your own cloud computing platform.Amazanian - Search Amazon for Prime eligible items - Amazon Prime only search engine
Nifty use of the Amazon API to create an alternative search interface. I like.
Search Amazon for Prime eligible items - Amazon Prime only search engine - Amazon. Prime. Results. - Quickly find Amazon.com products eligible for free shippingAWS Toolkit for Eclipse
The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is a plug-in for the Eclipse Java IDE that makes it easier for developers to develop, deploy, and debug Java applications using Amazon Web Services. With the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse, you’ll be able to get started faster and be more productive when building AWS applications.
Because this is just too cool!Amazon Elastic MapReduce
There's a growing trend to provide some pretty awesome IT services over the internet. Seems to me that's the way it will mostly be in a decade's time - or less.
Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. It utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
Who needs infrastructure? Keep your data somewhere else. Process your data somewhere else. You can now run your small data business out of your garage. Just photoshop a nice office for the investors.Kindle 2 Usability Review (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
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Summary: good for linear material, such as novels, not good for non-linear material such as journals, newspapers, encyclopaedias and recipe books
Summary: Amazon's new e-book reader offers print-level readability and shines for reading fiction, but it has awkward interaction design and poor support for non-linear content.
Jakob Nielsen's review of the Kindle 2. "Amazon's new e-book reader offers print-level readability and shines for reading fiction, but it has awkward interaction design and poor support for non-linear content."Test Center: Slacker databases break all the old rules | InfoWorld | Test Center | March 24, 2009 | By Peter Wayner
non-relation db comparisionAmazon Elastic MapReduceを使ってみた - moratorium
Experiences deploying a large-scale infrastructure in Amazon EC2 At OpenX we recently completed a large-scale deployment of one of our server farms to Amazon EC2. Here are some lessons learned from that experience. Expect failures; what's more, embrace them Fully automate your infrastructure deployments Design your infrastructure so that it scales horizontally Establish clear measurable goals Be prepared to quickly identify and eliminate bottlenecks As you carefully watch various indicators of your systems' health, be prepared to.... Play wack-a-mole for a while, until things get stableGood Advice on Keeping Your Database Simple and Fast. - All Things Distributed
Keeping your database simple and fast is often difficult if you use higher level frameworks such as ActiveRecords in Ruby or Java object persistence technologies such as Hibernate. There is a lot of magic that is happening out of sight that you have no control over. If you then have to scale your application it is often the relational database that these technologies require that becomes the performance and scaling bottleneck. Often requiring complex custom implementations of partitioning and sharding to make it work. The AWS services Amazon S3 and Amazon SimpleDB were designed to handle the dominant storage usage patterns within Amazon and they greatly reduced our need to rely on relational storage for scaling our systems. But it is almost never the case that a single storage technique is used in applications and services that need to operate at enterprise scale. For example it is a common pattern that objects stored in S3 using a primary key, have a collection of secondary keys (e.g
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checks for items to add up to $25.01Amazon Rank
Amazonfail -- their little 'glitch'...
amazon rank Function: verb Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked 1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies). 2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.
"amazon rank Function: verb Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked 1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies). 2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense. ..."
Unresolvabletehdely: On Amazon Failure, Meta-Trolls, and Bantown
cool story about web community and instant media gone horribly wrong; see also griefers
"It's obvious Amazon has some sort of automatic mechanism that marks a book as "adult" after too many people have complained about it. It's also obvious that there aren't too many people using this feature, as indicated by the easy availability (& search ranking) of pornography & sex toys & other seemingly "objectionable" materials, otherwise almost all of those items would have been flagged by this point. So somebody is going around & very deliberately flagging only LGBT(QQI)/feminist/survivor content on Amazon until it is unranked & becomes much more difficult to find. To the outside world, this looks like deliberate censorship on the part of Amazon, since Amazon operates the web application in question. To me, this looks like one of two things: 1. Some "Family"-type organization astroturfing Amazon in an attempt to rid the world of EVIL PRO-HOMOSEXUAL FILTH!! 2. Bantown ... a tactic for inciting meta-lulz on multiple levels through the alignment of third-parties against each other"
Amazonfail theory about it being a "glitch." I call bullshit, though.
Bantown is a tactic for inciting meta-lulz on multiple levels through the alignment of third-parties against each other. Bantown is like the plot of most James Bond movies, wherein some nefarious evildoer brings the US and the Soviets close to war. Bantown is a trolling technique of the highest order, which usually pits communities against each other, or communities against companies, or organizations against companies, or companies against organizationsAmazon.com: Free - Songs: MP3 Downloads
Free music from Amazon.com
Awesome.The Failure of #amazonfail « Clay Shirky
we got it wrong
Metadata is worldview; sorting is a political act.
interesting analysis. I was entirely offline last weekend, so I pretty much came in at the waaaay tail end.
smart people being stupid
Open and honest account of jumping to conclusions.
We’re used to the future turning out differently than we expected; it happens all the time. When the past turns out differently, though, it can get really upsetting, and because people don’t like that kind of upset, we’re at risk of finding new reasons to believe false things, rather than revising our sense of what actually happened.Amazonで閲覧中の商品に価格comから最低価格を取ってきて付加するGreasemonkeyスクリプト書いた - 5.1さらうどん
ありがとうPrinting The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle
And dead tree editions deliverd via petrol to au sub-urbian households...
RT @guykawasaki: NYT could give every subscriber a Kindle and save money. http://adjix.com/y4t4 [from http://twitter.com/jamesvandyke/statuses/1377816533]PHP and the Cloud - techPortal
Cloud computing refers to the utilization of shared, elastic resources and processing power accessed via the Internet. In some ways, it hails the reversion to the golden age of time-sharing but with significant improvements to the distribution philosophies underlying the delivery infrastructure. So, analogously, we now have the shared wonders of Hyde Park, where everyone and anyone can chill on the bench, throw some Frisbee, instead of having to financially pool money to buy a private park to shoot rabbits. What is a cloud? Developers today can avoid scalability and availability worries in case their site turns into the next big thing by developing upon the cloud. Traditionally, a typical web application stack will look like that on the left below: image1 Cloud-based development involves in some sense, the outsourcing, of various parts of the application out of the server and into the cloud. So instead of storing images, videos and other objects in the file system, they are storeWhy Kindle Should Be An Open Book - Forbes.com
Unless Amazon embraces open standards, the Kindle's lead will become a very short story.
Great quote! "Open allows experimentation. Open encourages competition. Open wins." from @timoreilly (Kindle vs Open Book)http://is.gd/kwWx [from http://twitter.com/LoXD/statuses/1245406729]
rt@timoreilly My post on Forbes: Why Amazon Kindle needs to support open standards. http://bit.ly/hjtfO [from http://twitter.com/frankhellwig/statuses/1253515333]
While users can load some of their own documents onto the Kindle, there is no easy way to "rip" a book.
He makes sense and is sane. I hope amazon listens.
tim o'reillyシューズ＆バッグ通販 靴、バッグ、財布なら - 送料＆返品無料: Javari.jp
シューズ&バッグ通販 靴、バッグ、財布のお買い物サイトThe Faces of Mechanical Turk - Waxy.org
The human face of "slave" labor? in any event an amazing idea. http://adjix.com/4g2q [from http://twitter.com/DrIanFenwick/statuses/1215164589]
Actual users of Amazon's Mechanical Turk service revealed. Seems to contradict (though in a non-scientific way) the myth of the MT sweatshop. These are not third-world workers.Amazon Web Services Developer Community : Introduction to AWS for PHP Developers
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While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may seem like an unusual service for an online retailer, AWS is actually a natural progression for a company as seasoned at providing rock-solid internet applications as Amazon. Over the years, Amazon has cultivated a tremendous amount of knowledge around what it takes to build and maintain a successful, highly scalable web application. Fortunately for the rest of us, they've made this knowledge available to all developers via AWS.
So Amazon will be in the web services business for the foreseeable future. Now that we've established that learning more about AWS is not a risky investment of time, let's focus on Amazon's Infrastructure Services -- EC2, Amazon S3, SQS, SDB and EBS -- that make up the core of what some within AWS refer to as "undifferentiated heavy lifting." All of these services are available via both REST and SOAP interfaces. (We'll touch on both in this article, but we'll concentrate on the REST and REST-like Query approaches. ) A growing number of language specific toolkits are available for these services, so you can feel comfortable basing an architecture on AWS given its language-agnostic foundation. The knowledge that you can ramp up 200 servers in five minutes if you need them may be a liberating experience for you -- in the days before AWS, system architects had to worry about handling rapid scale with "hot spares" and other expensive on-hand capacity that often sat idle until the day...DealWaiter - Serving hot and fresh deal alerts
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Great site with free software alternatives
A personal finance blog focusing on ordinary people dealing with unprecedented levels of debt.The Book Seer
Type in the name of the book and the author you have just read and book seer will give you ideas for other books to read
What should I read next?
Put in the name of a book you've read and get suggestions for other books you might like.
internet recommends booksAmazon.com: Help > Digital Products Help > Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device > Amazon Kindle Terms, Warranties, & Notices > Source Code Notice
Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)
"how to get started with EC2, use Chef to prepare the server for rails apps, and then use Capistrano to start up a sample rails app"
Below I describe how to get started with EC2, use Chef to prepare the server for rails apps, and then use Capistrano to start up a sample rails app! It's really pretty easy!
Good starter tutorial for getting Chef going on an EC2 node.Score 50 Points Higher on the GMAT or Your Money Back - Knewton Test Prep
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Good idea, interesting implementationAmazon Web Services Blog: New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch
And this is what we wanted a year ago. At least.
クラウドコンピューティングの問題点の一つに、レイテンシ（通信遅延）の問題があると言われます。これは光ファイバを通じる光の伝搬速度は一定なので、距離が遠ければ遠いほど遅くなり、海の向こうのサーバがある以上は、SSHでのターミナル画面の文字入力は相応に遅延します。Malcolm Gladwell reviews Free by Chris Anderson: Books: The New Yorker
Gladwell perspective on 'free'.
Here's an excerpt from Malcom's New Yorker piece pointing out the flaws in Chris's argument. Malcolm was paid to write the piece, of course. Handsomely. As was Chris for writing his bestseller: There are four strands of argument here: a technological claim (digital infrastructure is effectively Free), a psychological claim (consumers love Free), a procedural claim (Free means never having to make a judgment), and a commercial claim (the market created by the technological Free and the psychological Free can make you a lot of money).POPit - ポップイット
cool hackSome E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
"Publishers and other content providers make a grave error when they ensure that legitimately purchasing their products involves more hassle and uncertainty than simply pirating them." - one of the comments. Very true.
"This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. [...] apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by this author from people’s Kindles and credited their accounts for the price. " Allein die Tatsache, dass sich Leute so eine Ausgeburt an DRM-Geschwülsten zulegen, bei der deren Anbieter sogar noch retroaktiv Zugriff auf den vermeintlich eigenen Buchbestand hat... unglaublich.
it’s like Barnes & Noble sneaking into our homes in the middle of the night, taking some books that we’ve been reading off our nightstands, and leaving us a check on the coffee table. You want to know the best part? The juicy, plump, dripping irony? The author who was the victim of this Big Brotherish plot was none other than George Orwell. And the books were “1984” and “Animal Farm.”
Amazon removed purchased e-books from Kindles when a publisher had second thoughts about online distribution.
amazon smáznul z kindle čtečky lidem zakoupené kopie orwella, protože podle nakladatele byly neautorizované, sice jim poslal peéíz ena účet, ale udělal to bez ptaní, druhej den prostě knížku ve čtečce neměli
Already, we’ve learned that they’re not really like books, in that once we’re finished reading them, we can’t resell or even donate them. But now we learn that all sales may not even be final.Time Warp
Author: 10% (This in fact ranges between 8% and 15%, depending on the author's clout -- e.g. Stephen King does better than most. If the author has an agent, the agent's cut comes out of this. It is indeed tough for new authors.) Publisher: 30% (This ranges between 25% and 32%, again depending on the author's clout -- e.g. their percentage is less with Stephen King because the risk is lower too. Note: this is their net revenue, after deducting author royalties and printer fees.) Printer: 10% Distributor: 10% Retailer: 40%CEO Letter | Zappos.com
Zappos email to customers & Amazon video about Amazon & acquisition. WOW!
Free shipping BOTH ways, 365-day return policy, 24/7 customer service. Millions of men's shoes, women's shoes, girl's shoes, boy's shoes, handbags, men's clothing, women's clothing, Uggs, Nike shoes!
A long but meaningful letter! I am so proud of them!libcloud python library - a unified interface cloud server providers
Une librairie pour gérer différents fournisseurs de cloud
Scripting the World Wide Computer is getting easier and more standardized.Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker
by Nicholson Baker
ANNALS OF READING about the Kindle 2. The writer ordered the Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could he not? Everybody was saying that the new Kindle was terribly important. Writing and publishing, wrote Steven Johnson in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, would never be the same. In <i>Newsweek…Building a Data Intensive Web Application with Cloudera, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, and EC2 | Cloudera
This tutorial will show you how to use Amazon EC2 and Cloudera's Distribution for Hadoop to run batch jobs for a data intensive web application. During the tutorial, we will perform the following data processing steps:
* Configure and launch a Hadoop cluster on Amazon EC2 using the Cloudera tools * Load Wikipedia log data into Hadoop from Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots and Amazon S3 * Run simple Pig and Hive commands on the log data * Write a MapReduce job to clean the raw data and aggregate it to a daily level (page_title, date, count) * Write a Hive query that finds trending Wikipedia articles by calling a custom mapper script * Join the trend data in Hive with a table of Wikipedia page IDs * Export the trend query results to S3 as a tab delimited text file for use in our web application's MySQL database
This tutorial will show how to use Amazon EC2 and Cloudera's Distribution for Hadoop to run batch jobs for a data intensive web application.Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker
ANNALS OF READING about the Kindle 2. The writer ordered the Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could he not? Everybody was saying that the new Kindle was terribly important. Writing and publishing, wrote Steven Johnson in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, would never be the same. In <i>Newsweek…
Can the Kindle really improve on the book?
The Kindle vs. the book by Nicholson Baker
Via ...? Nicholson Baker gives the Kindle 2 a test drive, compares it to printed books and the iPhone, and gives us a history of how the Kindle came to be.11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates ProgramSpringSource Cloud Foundry
SpringSource Cloud Foundry
The first self-service, pay-as-you-go, public cloud deployment platform for full-feature Java web aplications that unifies the entire build, run, and manage application lifecycle for Java. Cloud Foundry offers complete application lifecycle management for running Spring, Grails, and Java web applications.
SpringSource Cloud Foundry is the first self-service, pay-as-you-go, public cloud deployment platform for full-feature Java web aplications that unifies the entire build, run, and manage application lifecycle for Java. Cloud Foundry offers complete application lifecycle management for running Spring, Grails, and Java web applications by integrating the world's most popular Java web application technologies into an enterprise Java cloud platform that takes full advantage of the power of elastic cloud computing.アマゾンの90%OFFなどの特価商品を簡単に探す方法 - ひとぅブログ
アドレスバーの末尾に&pct-off=90-Amazon Web Services Blog: Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you create your own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances and connect it to your existing network using an IPsec VPN connection. This new offering lets you take advantage of the low cost and flexibility of AWS while leveraging the investment you have already made in your IT infrastructure.
@igrigorik: "cool, amazon launches "virtual private cloud" service @ http://bit.ly/w2z6d" (from http://twitter.com/igrigorik/status/3556113445)Tile Drawer
Really quickly get an Amazon EC2 instance up and running Open Street Map.
Tile Drawer makes designing and hosting custom maps simple and straightforward. The project lets anyone run their own OpenStreetMap server in the cloud with one-step configuration and zero administration.
Create own EC2 openstreetmap tile generator
The project lets anyone run their own OpenStreetMap server in the cloud with one-step configuration and zero administration.Amazon Acquisitions and Investments | Zappos
This graphic is pretty awesome - added by harper reed's google reader
Amazon is bigger that one imagines.
There's a reason that Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world, it realises that if a rival firm is too much of a threat, instead of competing with them, just buy them!
"There's a reason that Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world, it realises that if a rival firm is too much of a threat, instead of competing with them, just buy them!"
Amazonの投資とM&Aの年別概略図Amazon Web Services Blog: Don't Forget: You Can Use Amazon SimpleDB For Free!
Sift through the New York Times bestseller lists and buy books.
From the New York Times Bestseller Lists
Top 10 New York Times Bestseller
Nice hack of NY Times/Amazon/YUI etc.
A mashup that combines NY Times bestseller list with title info from Amazon.comSupercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront - Nettuts+
In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.An Analysis of the Amazon Shopping Experience | Webdesigner Depot
ניתוח מצויין של חווית הקניה באמאזון: http://bit.ly/KRjk6 [from http://twitter.com/talgalili/statuses/4883868116]
Análise da página da Amazon. Bom roteiro para projetar uma loja virtualAmazon.com: Coders at Work (9781430219484): Peter Seibel: Books
Inventor ofAmazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business. Amazon RDS gives you access to the full capabilities of a familiar MySQL database. This means the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing MySQL databases work seamlessly with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period. You also benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your relational database instance via a single API call. As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.MySQL
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business. Amazon RDS gives you access to the full capabilities of a familiar MySQL database.Kindle for PC
kindle の本をPCで読める[を] アマゾンAPIを使うのに2009年8月15日から認証が必要になるらしい
■ <Message>The request must contain the parameter Signature.</Message>
Amazon APIを使うための情報Django with Mysql and Apache on EC2 — The Uswaretech Blog - Django Web Development
Django with Mysql and Apache10 reasons to buy a Kindle 2… and 10 reasons not to
Kindle still needs a lot of work for it to become more efficient for students (where they can get their maximum sales)
Ha! "7. Flight attendants will tell you to turn it off on take off and landing. You can’t explain that it’s epaper and uses no current. You just can’t. It’s like explaining heaven to bears."
comments on kindle use in education april 7Shrub / Amazon S3 Proxy
Easy web interface to public Amazon S3 buckets. Handy if you want to share files with people.AmazonS3上のファイルを国内でも高速配信可能なAmazon CloudFrontリリース : Media Technology Labs (MTL) : メディアテクノロジーラボ ブログ
Amazon CloudFrontTips on Innovation & Entrepreneurship From Jeff Bezos
Listening to Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, is like going to startup school where you learn that failure is part of entrepreneurial growth. Whenever I have talked to Bezos in the past, the things that have stuck in my head have been his willingness to be wrong and his unflinching abhorrence of the status quo. At the Wired Business Conference in New York City, Bezos reiterated some of those points in a conversation with writer Steven Levy.
Innovation is hard for large companies because you need to be long-term oriented. And since the innovative projects are such a tiny part of a large company, there is tendency to be dismissive of the innovation. “You need a culture that high-fives small and innovative ideas and senior executives [that] encourage ideas,” he said. In order for innovative ideas to bear fruit, companies need to be willing to “wait for 5-7 years, and most companies don’t take that time horizon.”Kindle’s DRM Rears Its Ugly Head… And It IS Ugly | Gear Diary
I love my Amazon Kindle. I love reading with it, I love how light it is, and I love the battery life. I also love the fact that it automatically syncs with the Amazon Kindle application on my iPhone and iPod touch. That means any book will open to the last page read regardless of the device last used. it is an amazing bit of technology that makes reading books across multiple platforms beyond simple. It’s a perfect situation — right? Well, it’s an almost perfect situation. This afternoon I discovered a huge Achilles heel in the whole Amazon Kindle environment.amazon.co.uk買い方まとめ - トップページ
欧米式の住所の書き方を説明しているページ * http://music.cocolog-nifty.com/001/2004/06/imp_address.html
amazonの海外版かー、ポンドも円高なんだろうか。ちょっと気づくの遅かったなーHow Amazon's remote deletion of e-books from the Kindle paves the way for book-banning's digital future. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
Imagine a world in which all copies of once-censored books like Candide, The Call of the Wild, and Ulysses had been permanently destroyed at the time of the censoring and could not be studied or enjoyed after subsequent decision-makers lifted the ban.
Kindle owners awoke to discover that Amazon had reached into their devices & remotely removed copies of George Orwell's 1984 & Animal Farm. Amazon explained that the books had been mistakenly published, & it gave customers a full refund. It turns out that Orwell wasn't the first author to get flushed down the Kindle's memory hole. In June, fans of Ayn Rand suffered the same fate—Amazon removed Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, & The Virtue of Selfishness, with an explanation that it had "recently discovered a problem" with the titles. & some customers have complained of the same experience with Harry Potter books. Amazon says the Kindle versions of all these books were illegal. Someone uploaded bootlegged copies using the Kindle Store's self-publishing system, & Amazon was only trying to look after publishers' intellectual property. The Orwell incident was too rich with irony to escape criticism, however. Amazon was forced to promise that it will no longer delete its customers' books.
Kindle Issues - Censoring, Monitoring, etc.Amazon.com MP3 Downloads: 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time
How do you design your content for a Kindle?Automate EC2 Instance Setup with user-data Scripts - Alestic.com
The Ubuntu and Debian EC2 images published on http://alestic.com allow you to send in a startup script using the EC2 user-data parameter when you run a new instance. This functionality is useful for automating the installation and configuration of software on EC2 instances.Cómo montamos Menéame en Amazon EC2 « Ricardo Galli, de software libre
EC2 事例。コストや特徴など。Amazon Buying Tricks: Find the web giant’s secret bargain basement...
var k=t.value;k!=h&&X(0);h=k というコードが毎秒100回実行されている。
具体的には、var k=t.value;k!=h&&X(0);h=k というコードが毎秒100回実行されている
* Googleのトップページは開いているだけでCPUを使うので、用事がないときは開かないようにしよう。 * Amazon、YouTube、IEEEなども同様に、開いているだけでCPUを使うので、用事がないときは開かないようにしよう。 * YOMIURI ONLINEとBing（のトップページ）にもすこし気をつけよう。Amazon Taps Its Inner Apple | Fast Company
Penenberg, Adam (Fast Company, Julio 2009)
Amazon aims to disintermediate publishers by working directly w/ authorsBytepawn - Scalable Web Architectures and Application State
Note about Code-State-Cache-Data (CSCD) pattern in scalable web applications.
Short Article propounding the use of a "Code-State-Cache-Data-Architecture" (CSCD) instead of just CD or CCD applications. Basically saying that you should forget about stateful apps if you wan't maximum performance...
Application state - Data you can restore from the database or afford to lose if server is restarted (logged in users). He recommends storing this in-memory. "Application state goes into an in-memory key-value store like Tokyo Tyrant. Cache data goes into Memcached. Persistent data goes into a database"
"What he needs is the insight to identify state, cached data and persistent data in his application. Application state goes into an in-memory key-value store like Tokyo Tyrant. Cache data goes into Memcached. Persistent data goes into a database. Note that the seperation of code and application state may be beneficial later, because it allows you to scale easily by adding new memory servers. ... Let's call this the Code-State-Cache-Data (CSCD) pattern. What Damian originally had was a Code-Data (CD) pattern, and later he optimized to get a Code-Cache-Data (CCD) pattern"Big Websites Start Small
It is easy to forget that the big popular sites were once small too. The first version of Digg cost $200 to build and launch. After Kevin Rose came up with the idea back in 2004 he found Owen Byrne through eLance to develop the idea. He was paying $99/month for webhosting and got the domain name for $1,200. A few months later he launched the site with an announcement on his blog. This is what it looked like.
サービスは最低限で始めてよしSeth's Blog: Reinventing the Kindle (part II)
Blog post on ideas for "socializing" the Kindle. Some good ideas here...
Using ebooks.Cloud computing, grid computing, utility computing - list of top providers | MyTestBox.com - web software reviews, news and tips & tricks
Cloud computing means that the applications are running somewhere in the “cloud” (whether an internal network or the Internet). We, as users, don’t know and don’t care. Done right, cloud computing allows developers to develop, deploy and run applications that can easily grow in capacity (scalability), work rapidly (performance), and never – or at least rarely – fail (reliability), all without any concern as to the nature and location of the underlying infrastructure.
Cloud computing providersEveryone can build a website, but not not everyone can build a good and popular website. If you can pull it off, you can enjoy benefits like building something people are using, recognition and – sometimes – money. It can be a good business, even your full time job. But bad things can happen, and you should be prepared for it. One of those things (well, actually this is not a bad thing!) is to have spikes in traffic… maybe as a result of getting on Digg.com, Reddit.com, Google News, or another major media outlet frontpage… or getting reviewed by Techcrunch or another major technology blog.Amazon Filler Item Finder - Find Cheap Filler Items for FREE Amazon Shipping
Amazon Filler Item Finder. Find Cheap Filler Items for FREE Amazon.com ShippingAmazon.com: Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, Available in Various Sizes: Apparel
This is hilarious. Awesome hilarious. Via @notjustahatrack: Behold, Three Wolf Moon: http://bit.ly/y1IhZ. Read the comments. [from http://twitter.com/kevinmccann/statuses/1847792441]
hilarious reviews of stupid tshirtCloud computing and the return of the platform wars | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com
Satnam Alag is the author of Collective Intelligence In Action, a book about how to program for recommendation engines and other collective intelligence methods in web apps.
In a recent post, we looked at recommendation systems, briefly reviewing how Amazon and Google have implemented their own systems for recommending products and content to their users. ...
Interview with "Collective Intelligence in Action" author
analysisWhat music do your favorite bands listen to? | NoiseAddicts music and audio blog
"I always like to wonder about what my favorite musicians listen to. It helps me discover new music and it’s also fun to find out what music inspires the musicians that have inspired me."
NoiseAddicts music and audio blogAWS Import/Export
is this supposed to be a joke - http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/
How the Amazon Web Services deal with importing and exporting large volumes of data to/from the cloud.
Import large data sets via snail mail into Amazon S3 storage.TuneCore, Amazon Set to Unveil On-Demand CD Sales | Epicenter | Wired.com
TuneCore is poised to partner with Amazon’s on-demand CD-printing-and-distribution service, Wired.com has learned. It’s a deal that could put powerful new physical publishing options in the hands of musicians, even as the world goes increasingly digital.
"TuneCore is poised to partner with Amazon’s on-demand CD-printing-and-distribution service, Wired.com has learned. It’s a deal that could put powerful new physical publishing options in the hands of musicians, even as the world goes increasingly digital."
RT @feliciaday Go Tunecore: http://bit.ly/FcQyV Cutting out middle-man=lovely. [Less upfront risk for cash-strapped indies.] [from http://twitter.com/skipzilla/statuses/1877133840]AWS Elastic Load Balancer Tutorial | Lead Thinking
protocol=http, lb-port=80, instance-port=80
http://leadthinking.com/42-aws-elastic-load-balancer-tutorial http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/ElasticLoadBalancing/latest/DeveloperGuide/ http://elwoodicious.com/2009/11/23/ec2-elastic-load-balancing-for-fun-and-profit/ http://af-design.com/blog/2009/07/15/3-amazon-elastic-load-balancer-tips/ http://ajohnstone.com/archives/ec2-tools-installation-ami-api-elastic-load-balancing-elb-and-cloud-watch/ http://topsy.com/tb/leadthinking.com/42-aws-elastic-load-balancer-tutorial http://lixconsulting.blogspot.com/2009/10/aws-setup-load-balancer.html http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/ElasticLoadBalancing/2009-05-15/DeveloperGuide/
adding elb to amazon servers
You can load balance your Mysql cluster – however ELB is outside Amazon’s firewall and isn’t integrated with it. This means that to load balance Mysql you need to open it up to the world and rely on strong credentials to keep your data secure, rather than firewall rules.
We’ve been using the new Amazon Load Balancers (ELB) for Socialmod, and since there’s not much information out there on the subject, I thought a blog post would be in order.HOW TO: Publish Your Blog on the Amazon Kindle
Jollat is a cross-platform graphical client for Amazon Web Services (AWS). It let's you manage Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Clouds (EC2) on the Mac, Windows or Linux. The services are integrated into an easy-to-use GUI, enabling you to do complicated tasks with the simple click of a button. All this for less than the monthly fee of a small instance!Amazon Web Services Blog: Manage Amazon EC2 With New Web-Based AWS Management Console
Today we’re announcing the availability of the Web-based AWS Management Console, which in this first release provides management of your Amazon EC2 environment via a point-and-click interface. A number of management tools already exist: for example a popular Firefox extension known as Elasticfox; however as you read more of this post I believe you’ll agree that the new console is compelling--especially when it’s time to log in as a new AWS developer.How To Spot a Breakthrough: Tips from Early Amazon Investor Nick Hanauer | Xconomy
Last night, I attended an inspiring talk by Nick Hanauer of Seattle-based Second Avenue Partners. The venue was Seattle University, and the topic was
—If everyone thinks it’s a great idea, it probably sucks. —If people understand it, you’re too late. —If people don’t like it and don’t understand it, it probably still sucks.
How to spot breakthrough ideas
As for social disruption, Hanauer gave a quick summary of what he meant: —If everyone thinks it’s a great idea, it probably sucks. —If people understand it, you’re too late. —If people don’t like it and don’t understand it, it probably still sucks. So entrepreneurship is a dangerous field, he said. “The difference between being an idiot and being a genius is very, very thin.” And keep in mind, he pointed out, “you can be very successful without being socially disruptive. Great fortunes have been made doing incremental things. Burger King, which came after McDonald’s, was not transformational, despite what they tell you…But they made a great fortune.”
Notes from a great presentation by Nick Hanauer, early investor in founder of aQuantitve, Amazon, Insitu (AUV) ... lots of insightful thoughts on quantifying disruptive technology, entrepreneurship, etc.
The key elements of a breakthrough idea, Hanauer said, are value creation and social disruption. “Value is difficult but possible to quantify—it’s the ratio of benefits to cost, divided by those of the alternatives,” he said. Benefits are things like a product’s durability, speed, and appealAmazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or other applications. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
Amazon SNS is a shot across Twitter's bow: an event update API is a critical component in an Internet of Things >> http://j.mp/9cpSVbThe iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books : The New Yorker
Bookstores, particularly independent bookstores, help resist this trend by championing authors the employees believe in. "In a bookstore, there’s a serendipitous element involved in browsing," Jonathan Burnham, the senior vice-president and publisher of HarperCollins, says. "Independent bookstores are like a community center. We walk in and know the people who work there and like to hear their reading recommendations." ... "If you want to make the right decision for the future, fear is not a very good consultant," ... Assked to describe her foremost concern, Carolyn Reidy, of Simon & Schuster, said, "In the digital world, it is possible for authors to publish without publishers. It is therefore incumbent on us to prove our worth to authors every day."
Ken Auletta.... good article on publishers, ebooks, Amazon and Apple. Good statistics.
Publish or PerishAWS "sucks the air out of the room." Cuts EC2 costs by 50% [Article] « elc technologies
Good discussion of the advantages and trade-offs15wlz0n.jpg (JPEG Image, 631x927 pixels)
Customer reviews are about as good as their going to get shy of notarized "expert" reviews of everything. Here's an Amazon review of a book called "The Secret" that apparently saved a man's life, but not for the reason you might think.
THE SECRET SAVED MY LIFE
The secret actually works, I may have to buy a copy
via Nick Z.
<Mariusz> http://i40.tinypic.com/15wlz0n.jpgAmazon Web Services Blog: Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront
A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery. That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it is ready now!Like all of our other services, CloudFront was designed with ease of...
A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery. That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it is ready now!
content delivery network
A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery. That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it is ready now! Like all of our other services, CloudFront was designed with ease of use in mind from the very beginning. There are no minimum usage commitments, no monthly fees, and no need to even talk to us.The Question That Makes Amazon $2.7 Billion Of Revenue
Since its release in 2007, the last volume of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has garnered 3,286 reviews from Amazon.com customers. While response has been overwhelmingly positive for the book, several hundred Amazon customers rated the book as mediocre or worse. Because of a very subtle yet clever feature, Amazon makes the best of both the positive and negative reviews easy to find. And that feature, based on our calculations, is responsible for more than $2,700,000,000 of new revenue for Amazon every year. Not bad for what is essentially a simple question: "Was this review helpful to you?"
eCommerce UI design principles for shopping features
Análise do sistema de qualidade dos reviews de produtos da Amazon, como foi usado para dar maior destaque às melhores reviews, sem influência editorial, de maneira auto-gerenciada.
"Because of a very subtle yet clever feature, Amazon makes the best of both the positive and negative reviews easy to find. And that feature, based on our calculations, is responsible for more than $2,700,000,000 of new revenue for Amazon every year. Not bad for what is essentially a simple question: "Was this review helpful to you?""
Was this review useful to you?
Because of a very subtle yet clever feature, Amazon makes the best of both the positive and negative reviews easy to find. And that feature, based on our calculations, is responsible for more than $2,700,000,000 of new revenue for Amazon every year. Not bad for what is essentially a simple question: "Was this review helpful to you?"Jeff Bezos at Wired Disruptive by Design conference - O'Reilly Radar
We've co-evolved with our tools for thousands of years," he says, explaining how ease of Kindle buying changes behavior. "Reading is an important enough activity that it deserves a purpose-built device....It's a myth that multi-purpose devices are always better.... I like my phone... I like my swiss army knife too, but I'm also happy to have a set of steak knives." "I get grumpy now when I have to read a physical book....The physical book has had a great 500 year run, but it's time to change." "If you're an incumbent in any industry, and rapid change is underway, you're uncomfortable, even if long term it's going to be good." "We've made many errors. People over-focus on errors of commission. Companies over-emphasize how expensive failure's going to be. Failure's not that expensive....The big cost that most companies incur are much harder to notice, and those are errors of Omission."
"At the end of the day, you don't end your strategy because other people don't understand it. Not if you have conviction." This and other quotes from Jeff Bezos, collected by Tim O'Reilly at Wired's 2009 Disruptive by Design conference.
Business wisdom from Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos is very quotable. Listeing to Steve Levy interview him at the Wired Disruptive by Design event in New York, I was furiously taking notes. Here are the quotes I managed to capture.
"There are a few prerequisites to inventing.... You have to be willing to fail. You have to be willing to think long term. You have to be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time. If you can't do those three things, you need to limit yourself to sustaining innovation.... You typically don't get misunderstood for sustaining innovation."
notes on innovation and entrpreneurs
"There are a few prerequisites to inventing.... You have to be willing to fail. You have to be willing to think long term. You have to be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time. If you can't do those three things, you need to limit yourself to sustaining innovation.... You typically don't get misunderstood for sustaining innovation." "At the end of the day, you don't end your strategy because other people don't understand it. Not if you have conviction." [via: http://snarkmarket.com/blog/snarkives/briefly_noted/how_to_invent/]
Bezos: "One of the differences between founder/entrepreneurs and financial managers is that founder/entrepreneurs are stubborn about the vision of the business, and keep working the details. The trick to being an entrepreneur is to know when to be stubborn and when to be flexible. The trick for me is to be stubborn about the big things."Tim Dysinger » Using Amazon EC2 Metadata as a Simple DNS
Using Amazon EC2 Metadata as a Simple DNS
I use the amazon metadata for creating /etc/hosts and do this on a cron schedule. This does everything I need. Instead of fancy DynDNS tricks or having to run and manage an internal DNS server I just have a ruby script that looks at the metadata ec2 to build /etc/hosts. It's easy. To set it up yourself and try it all you need are 3 easy steps. Step 1- Start each of your instances with unique named key that matches what you want their internal hostname to be. Such as "onion" or "potato" or whatever you want to call them. Step 2- Make sure you have ruby, rubygems and amazon-ec2 (rubygem) installed. Then create a ruby script in /usr/local/sbin/hosts that has the following:
"I use the amazon metadata for creating /etc/hosts and do this on a cron schedule. This does everything I need. Instead of fancy DynDNS tricks or having to run and manage an internal DNS server I just have a ruby script that looks at the metadata ec2 to build /etc/hosts."Panda: Open Source Video Platform For Websites
Panda: Open Source Video Platform For Websites - http://techcrunch.com/2008/09/16/panda-open-source-video-platform-for-websites/
Panda, an open source project, will let any site owner willing to do a little coding and integration work to allow user video uploads and playback. Think YouTube in a box.
Eine Open Source Video Plattform, die man auf einem Amazon Web Service laufen lassen kann. Ermöglicht Video-Uploads und das Abspielen von Videos auf der eigenen Homepage. YouTube in a box.Why I Sold Zappos
Tony Hsieh built his online shoe retailer into an e-commerce powerhouse. But with credit tightening and investors eyeing the exits, Hsieh was forced to ask: Was selling Zappos really the only way to save it?
Why I Sold Zappos Tony Hsieh built his online shoe retailer into an e-commerce powerhouse. But with credit tightening and investors eyeing the exits, Hsieh was forced to ask: Was selling Zappos really the only way to save it?Woot : Amazon, Woot, and You: But Mostly Woot
To be uncharacteristically serious for half a nanosecond, yes, Woot has signed an agreement to be acquired by Amazon...
Wishing all CEOs were like this
(The funniest letter ever to announce a takeover) We think now is the right time to join with Amazon because...every company that becomes a subsidiary gets two free downloads until the end of July... we plan to continue to run Woot the way we have always run Woot – with a wall of ideas and a dartboard. From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are simply adding one person to the organizational hierarchy, except that one person will just happen to be a billion-dollar company that could buy and sell each and every one of you like you were office furniture. Nevertheless, don’t worry that our culture will suddenly take a leap forward and become cutting-edge. We’re still going to be the same old bottom-feeders our customers and readers have come to know and love, and each and every one of their pre-written insult macros will still be just as valid in a week, two weeks, or even next year. For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk.
It's already legendary, and it's quite possible there will never be another internal email from a CEO as good as this: http://bit.ly/ckni1o – dick costolo (dickc) http://twitter.com/dickc/statuses/17474430910