My Amazon EC2 Instance

I've used a lot of tutorials on the web regarding installing/configuring/herp-derping my ec2 instance for my projects and have one thing to be consistent: there is no consistency...

So I've put it upon myself to try to be as consistent (or at least fully transparent) on the configuration/system I am running so that someone who happens to be using my exact setup can follow it step by step, and someone who is not can know right away that the reason my tutorials don't work might just be because of a difference in setups.

So let's get the details out right now:

aws image id - ami-cc405a5 [probably the most important thing to know]

os - Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat [tried upgrading to Natty, f'd everything up]

python - 2.6.6

HTTP server - Apache2

There is probably several more things I need to specify, but for now this is good. Please let me know if you want me to specify anything else, and I will add as I think of important things.

And the AWSome Hackers' Video Diaries Begin!


So the video diaries of the AWSome Hackers begin... If you are wondering about the odd spelling of 'AWSome' please feel free to ask :). (Hint: it has something to do with the correct pronunciation of Amazon Web Services). So the plan is to keep anyone interested (so basically that just means our moms and dads) updated on our life here trying to make it big in Silicon Valley. We want to be as 'daily' as we can with our video updates and to really keep everyone in the loop. Of course we will be open about the goings-on of our startup and our ideas as we feel an open policy is how to best keep this vibrant startup community growing. Here is our first video that I embedded and here is a link to our Youtube Channel: AWSome Hackers. Sorry if we seem a little tired - we had a long day and it's getting close to our bed time. We'll try to make sure we're a little more energetic and engaging in our future videos! Also we have some blasts from the past we want to upload too including our trip down for the Y Combinator Interview and our trek as TechStars New York City finalists. Enjoy!