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.