Monthly Archives: March 2008

Amazon EC2 Availability Zones

Amazon announces the creation of availability zones for the EC2 system. Amazon describes them as “distinct locations that are engineered to be insulated from failures in other availability zones and provide inexpensive, low latency network connectivity to other availability zones in the same region”. With new web service calls you can choose what zone your […]

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Firefox Extensions

One of the things I like about Firefox is that there are many people out there writing some pretty cool extensions. Below is the list of the extensions I am using and I am always looking for new ones that can improve the user experience or make my time surfing the Net easier. DOM Inspector […]

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Data Backups Part 2

Over the last week I evaluated some different online backup products to figure out which was the best for me. I ended up going with Carbonite.  Carbonite offers a 15 day free trial. After that it is only $49.95 for a year of service per computer. There is no limit on the amount of backup […]

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