Category: Amazon

1-Click

Today is the first day in a couple of decades where you could freely make a web site with a 1-click purchase. Amazon’s patent on the “technology” ran out yesterday s there is no end to what other folks on the...

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How to try to lose a customer

Amazon has done a job of trying to lose me as a customer. En ordered an outdoor grill table: http://amzn.to/2fEkjVo (No, don’t buy this, it’s crap) It arrived earlier in the week and I got the assembling the flatpack...

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Amazon Underground – RIP

The project I was on last year has been officially put out to pasture. (Well, it was announced last week that it would be) I found out about it like everyone else: Internet news sites. There’s a pretty comprehensive...

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AWS Outage

Disclaimer: While I work for Amazon we had no direct involvement in the massive S3 outage yesterday. We were, like many parts of the internet (and Amazon) affected, but I had no hand in the problem or fixing it. It’s...

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Merch!

I finally published a shirt into the Amazon catalog though the program I’m working on. There’s the problems I ran into for the first time as a publisher — these are the same pain points that the average Joe...

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Group privilege

An interesting difference from changing switching teams are the little differences that sometimes pop up. On my old team, whenever I needed a new virtual machine there was alway a long ordeal. “May I have another server,...

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Forethought

I had an interesting hallway conversation with a co-worker other day about how something in Amazon’s systems just don’t work for us. “Why didn’t they make it in a way that could be extended to our use...

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