AMI has #3Syllables. A.M.I. AWS

Just to make this clear

(before someone get’s the wrong idea…)

This 100% fun. Humor.

Not religion. Not a mission.

Just having some fun at the expense of AWS..

If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t - your loss..) then you will know that I am one of many that are on a crusade.

A crusade to right a wrong.

A wrong that some who work in a company called Amazon Web Services (a.k.a. AWS) have tried to indoctrinate the world with a lie, something that is just plain wrong.

And the crusade about I speak - is the religious debate about how you pronounce AMI
(Amazon Machine Image)

You will find many references to this over the past few years:

And of course the one and only Corey Quinn

I decided that I cannot idly stand by and let this injustice continue.

I took a step. I took a stand (and I started with a donation of 2 Euro for the domain name)

AMI has 3 syllables

And in my ramblings back and forth with Corey - he enlightened me to the following fact
(which is so unbelievably true)

I managed to release the perfect AWS product (on a budget of $2 - really proud of myself)

Perfect launch

  1. People have no idea how to use it
  2. It has a stupid name that you cannot remember
  3. The graphics suck… (sorry I have not done HTML/CSS in - I do not know how long)
  4. No TLS

So in the spirit of this perfect release - I thought about how this would work with a real AWS product launch, and therefore I will iterate over time to improve the product.

Here is the plan (in the reverse order from above)..

  1. Implement TLS ( I actually could do that today - but I am going leave like this for the launch in the spirit of a new product)
    Edit - Implemented 05 March, 2019
  2. Fix up the graphics
    (Here I am going to crowdsource and look to you all - and if anyone wants to step up and improve my crappy artwork - reach out - I would be happy to get some help.
    Feel free to reach out on to me @maishsk)
  3. Plug the name to death - until people remember the name - in their sleep
    For this - say hello to @3_syllables (feel free to follow)
  4. Implement a bot that will interact with people who don’t know how to pronounce A.M.I.
    (and maybe add some statistical functionality on the bot’s activity to the site)

Will you join in our crusade?

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