Tagged: amazon

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AWS’s root contradiction

If you work in the cloud, you’ve probably got an AWS account. It’s not just any account though, it’s the magical “AWS Root Account”. With this root user account, you are imbued with the god-like power to create worlds and smite instances. Your power is only limited by the thickness of your wallet (and the built in service limits). Of course such power should be reserved for only the most...

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A Kindle lover without a Kindle Oasis

Kindle’s are awesome. Kindle’s are amazing. Kindle’s are possibly one of the best inventions in literacy since the printing press. My Kindle collection includes every model from the original Kindle released in 2007 all the way through the Paperwhite gen 3 (actually several of the PW3’s). However, right around the time of the Paperwhite, Amazon’s eInk Kindle’s started to falter. The Voyage was a great unit which I was tempted...

“Prime Day” is frustrating 1

“Prime Day” is frustrating

In case you live under a rock and haven’t already heard, today is Amazon’s first (and possibly annual) “Prime Day” where they, like all great retailers, celebrate by selling things. Supposedly it’s going to be bigger and better and more awesome than Black Friday. Of course a bunch of other retailers (like Walmart and Newegg) had to come out of the woodwork to fight Amazon. Mostly everyone just wants an...

Countdown to Black Friday 0

Countdown to Black Friday

It is the day after Halloween, so that means it is countdown to Black Friday, or so I’ve been informed by advertisers. Amazon (as usual) will be doing Black Friday Deals Week. They will also, as usual, be doing a Countdown to Black Friday Week, starting today. As the month progresses, I’m sure will see the major retailers and e-tailers provide information on their “doorbusters” and big ticket items.

Wrapping my brain around DynamoDB 2

Wrapping my brain around DynamoDB

At work I’ve been working on a big Amazon Web Services related project. For part of this project, I wanted to record some information in a database. Previously, all I’ve used has been relational databases like MySQL. One could use AWS Relational Database Service, but that’s expensive if you’re only storing a small amount of data. I decided to take the plunge and learn how to use DynamoDB and more...