ssds is "actually" consistent, not "eventually" consistent. will be interesting to see how this turns out (proving amazon & google wrong)
npr has an api! API Overview : Tech Center : NPRnpr.org take the time to (re)listen to the live programs on 2001-9-11, interesting on so many levels...
just checked in a codeplex.resourceful update with an api for the sql server data services rest api, including the new blob support
blob support transforms ssds from a competitor to simpledb, to a competitor to simpledb *and* s3
updated woxyplaylist.com - the hotlist for this week:tinyurl.com
quick way to instantly lose credibility: suggest that we are living in a "post-database" world
is @codinghorror the thomas friedman of tech blogging?
damn you @kevinrose, and thanks!
spray paint the vegetables
woxyplaylist.com updated for this week - the hotlist for this week:tinyurl.com
"java = conservative choice for server-side" is still amusing to me (recalling applets, hotjava, etc)
want to restart a machine via rdp? on a macbook? fn-ctrl-alt-right arrow to bring up the "windows security" dialog
picked up two new softwareisms today: "you can't retrofit simplicity" and "polishing the nose cone"
gah - codeplex is so buggy
woxyplaylist.com updated for the week - top 50 new artists/songs:tinyurl.com
"the app needs to have search built in. and it needs to be good." (from a reddit comment) true that nowadays
woxyplaylist.com updated for the week - top 50 songs/artists:tinyurl.com
freebase parallax - seriously one of the coolest things i've seen in a while - fantastictinyurl.com
e.g. chart of radiohead album tracks by track length (in seconds)tinyurl.com
forum post count as level-of-interest indicator for amazon web services: s3: 10657, ec2: 16768, simpledb: 1768
ec2 forum posts are ~2x s3 forum posts (s3 launched earlier), and simpledb is at least one order of magnitude behind