Tonight is one of those nights lots of families are staying home. Watching Netflix might be one of those favorite past times in between all the festive activities. The timing couldn’t have been worse for Netflix to go down tonight. Blame it all on AWS, Amazon Web Services, for the spotty web service, stemming from the its Northern Virginia data center. This is the third time AWS has gone down this year.
Archives for December 2012
Here’s some iPad magic by Simon Pierro, courtesy of Mashable. Here is Simon’s Youtube channel if you’re interested in seeing all his magic tricks. He is a decent magician, and he has put on a ton of work with the iPad. It’s refreshing to see a magician use and embrace technology, and incorporate it with something as old as magic.
Gizmodo just ran a piece how some websites would skew their online prices depending on where you live. Of course, this is entirely possible based on info they already have about you, when you log in with your account info. Wireless providers have been doing this for years, presenting different types of phones and services based on the zip code provided. Shipping rates have also varied based on location. That’s understandable, but online prices being different based on where you live is bit discriminatory. I wonder if you can fool the system by logging into different web proxy servers with IP addresses that are registered in different parts of the country. Anyhow, interesting stuff.