Category Archives: Idea Factory

Sim-OnDemand: OpenSim on EC2- Personal Virtual World Server

In the last post I mentioned that Sim-OnDemand is a learning by doing initiative in DevPay context. Let me elaborate on Sim-OnDemand a bit. The intended purpose of Sim-OnDemand is as a personal Sim for experimentation, development and testing. Sim-OnDemand: … Continue reading

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AWS DevPay: Learning by Doing – Making Money With OpenSource

AWS DevPay is one of lesser publicized and presumably under utilized service by Amazon Web Services. A Platform + Community play becomes an growing, thriving ecosystem when barriers of making money off the ecosystem are reduced. DevPay makes it possible … Continue reading

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Making money with Amazon DevPay: Getting Started

One thing that differentiates AWS is how money is figured out neatly. Recently I was getting my hands dirty with AWS DevPay to learn how the premium EC2 AMIs really work. Before that, if you wish to use DevPay, you … Continue reading

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Green Enticements – tree for profile update

“We will plant a tree for that” Chanced to look at AutoDesk‘s website and found they they are promising to plant a tree for updating a profile. Very interesting enticement. I wish they share more info about the results of … Continue reading

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Twitter Story:The Darkness Inside

Via Angela Thomas Have a writter’s block? Ask your twitter network for help. Or better still, get the entire writeup get done by the network. Twittories are new genre of collaborative creative writing. Here is how the story ends: Savanna … Continue reading

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Photo Pickle Chennai Moment forever on 03 Nov 3:11pm

The Chennai Social Mediarattis Ganesh APP(sagaro), Bhargav Ramakrishnan, Mahendran and others are attempting photo sampling of Chennai. They want to play ‘Freeze’ with whole of Chennai on Third November at of course 3:11 PM. They are want to use the … Continue reading

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AWS EC2 as Restaurant, Avatar Voodo with Mturk, Tree Teleportation

Amazon is indeed an extreme retailer, and retailers want their inventories to move. Amazon Web Services is just this concept applied to one of their ‘Inventory’ viz., their Infrastructure! Well, for some, this is bit over the head to appreciate. … Continue reading

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