After 18 months of ongoing development, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Tarzan 2.0! The Tarzan platform has complete support for six different AWS services (S3, CloudFront, EC2, SimpleDB, SQS, and Amazon Associates) and has been built from the ground-up to be fast, memory-efficient, easy to use, and easy to build on [...]
Recently, I became the owner of a shiny new black, 16GB iPhone 3G. I’ve had a BlackBerry Pearl (8100) for the past 2 years, and the iPhone is a significantly better device for me. Here’s why. For starters, I’m an avid Mac user. I’ve spent many years on Mac and Windows systems, and I overwhelmingly [...]
Today we announce an updated Tarzan pre-release build for any developers not using the subversion trunk. A lot of work has gone into Tarzan over the past 2 months since the last release, namely: Added the ability to change the content-type of an existing object in S3. Fixed some minor bugs in SimpleDB and S3. [...]
If you’ve been following my blog over the past few years, you might remember an old project I was working on back in early 2005 called Tarzan. At the time, the only Amazon web service was their e-catalog (e-commerce) service, and that was was Tarzan specialized in. I ended up scrapping the project around the [...]
If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon (Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nathan Fillon (Firefly, Serenity), Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser M.D., How I Met Your Mother), musicals, and comedy, you should take the time to check out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Doogie, I mean Barney, I mean Neil Patrick Harris plays a fantastic [...]
I’m visiting my best friend Eric in Chicago this weekend. I’ve never been to Chicago before, but I must say that the few blocks of downtown that I’ve seen are simply breathtaking. Beautiful architecture and tall buildings give this place a very different feel from the more familiar San Francisco or San Jose, CA. Between [...]
I’ve spent a bit of time working with Amazon EC2 recently. One of the things I’ve been working on is getting a stable build of FFMPEG and FFMPEG-PHP running on a Fedora 8 image in Amazon EC2. This is essentially going to be a tutorial to get things up and running. Of course, your milage [...]
Internally known as “Aurora,” the new Yahoo! Messenger redesign has finally launched! I was going to write something up about it, but Ryan Doherty and Adrien Cahen have all written plenty. Check it out! Also, Digg it! http://digg.com/tech_news/New_Yahoo_Messenger_website_is_LIVE
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