Simon Willison’s Weblog


47 items tagged “s3”


Browser Uploads to S3 using HTML POST Forms. I didn’t know you could do this: create a regular HTML form that gives people permission to upload direct to your own S3 bucket, using a signed JSON policy statement in a hidden form field to prevent third parties from abusing your S3 account. # 27th June 2008, 12:11 pm

so-you-wanna-see-an-image (via) use Amazon S3 to store images (presumably to save having to create a massive scalable redundant filesystem themselves) but the images are served via a load balanced memcached / varnishd caching system that they control. # 1st May 2008, 10:13 am

Amazon takes EC2 to the next level with persistent storage volumes. You can store a snapshot of a storage volume to S3 with a single API call, making backups trivial. # 14th April 2008, 8:04 am


Amazon SimpleDB overview. Attribute values are limited to 1,024 bytes; Amazon suggest that you store larger fields in S3 and use SimpleDB to query metadata about those objects. # 14th December 2007, 11:39 am

LastGraph. Now Available. Andrew Godwin has relaunched his LastGraph graphing application. The new version is built on Django and S3 and uses Andrew’s Graphication graphing library based on Cairo. # 15th October 2007, 10:02 pm

Amazon Gets an SLA (But I Still Can’t Use It). “Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts (FIPPA) don’t allow me to store sensitive information (e.g., students’ work) in jurisdictions that permit secret warrants, like those mandated by the USA PATRIOT Act.” # 9th October 2007, 3 pm

Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement (via) Went in to effect on the 1st of October. Promises 99.9% uptime over a monthly billing cycle or you get “service credits” towards future S3 payments. # 9th October 2007, 12:52 am

Interview with Leah Culver: The Making of Pownce. Django + Perlbal + S3 + AIR. # 7th July 2007, 10:05 pm

Processing Web Documents using Alexa Web Search, Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2. I’m not sure when it happened, but Alexa Web Search can be hooked in to EC2 now—presumably with free bandwidth between the two. # 1st July 2007, 7:19 pm

Mass Video Conversion Using AWS. How to use S3, SQS, EC2, ffmpeg and some Python to bulk convert videos with Amazon Web Services. # 3rd April 2007, 11:44 pm

boto. Python library for accessing Amazon’s S3, SQS and EC2 Web Services, with excellent documentation. # 11th February 2007, 12:17 am


An S3 AJAX Wiki. Les continues to innovate against S3. # 22nd April 2006, 7:09 pm

How I’m using Amazon S3 to serve media files. Adrian’s saving server overhead on ChicagoCrime by serving media from S3. # 7th April 2006, 6:51 pm

JavaScript apps with read/write access to S3. JS apps hosted on S3 could read and write to the store. # 4th April 2006, 9:33 am

Amazon S3. Game changing. # 22nd March 2006, 5:59 pm