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:
- Twitter Thread
- Last Year in AWS
- Last week in AWS - Issue #35
- Another Twitter thread
- And another
- And yet another
- Abby Fuller's post
- This recording
A number that rhymes with pee. Definitely *not* a number that rhymes with poo— Maish Saidel-Keesing (@maishsk) February 21, 2019
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)
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)
- People have no idea how to use it
- It has a stupid name that you cannot remember
- The graphics suck… (sorry I have not done HTML/CSS in - I do not know how long)
- 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)..
- 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
- 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)
- Plug the name to death - until people remember the name - in their sleep
For this - say hello to @3_syllables (feel free to follow)
- 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)
Feel free to share - and leave me your thoughts on Twitter