Hey Amazon, it’s time to socialize the Kindle

Image by MARQUINAM via Flickr Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, mostly on my Amazon Kindle.  I think it’s a great device in its current form, an will no doubt get better with the refresh that’s due out next week.  As an electronic book reader, the Kindle is definitely …

Amazon’s S3 was down for a long stretch yesterday

Image via CrunchBase In recent months I’ve written more and more about Cloud Computing, and have been a fan of it’s most prominent tool Amazon’s S3. Well, it looks like S3 had another major failure yesterday. I didn’t notice because I spent the day away from the internet, but according to many blog posts, the …

Understanding Amazon’s S3

Amit Agrawal, over at Digital Inspiration, has an excellent set of posts about what Amazon’s S3 web service is all about. Check it out: Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service – Everything You Wanted to Know Now some people assume that Amazon S3 is a storage service meant primarily for web start-ups who store data in-the-cloud …

Amazon.com went down today, but cloud services not affected

As I’m writing this, amazon.com is down.  It’s not just me, others are twittering about it. I can’t remember the last time a major site like Amazon going down. It’s been down for a while. Amazon’s cloud services seem to be working just fine, however, as my Amazon S3 account is still accessible. It can’t …