Archive for July, 2007

Project “littles3” launched

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

I have launched a project, “littles3“, on Google Code. This project is a Java web application which provides a storage service based on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) API.

So far, I have implemented a StorageEngine which stores content to the local file system. It currently does the basic storage function outlined in the S3 api. What isn’t implemented yet?

  1. ACL
  2. Custom metadata

Why am I doing this? I think that Amazon S3 is a pretty neat thing. It provides hosted storage at a very reasonable rate. But there may be times when you want to store your data locally but still use the Amazon S3 API. This server will do that.

Our Chicago “Get-away”

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Nancy and I took a long week-end, during the week, to Chicago. We drove over on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 and returned home on Friday, June 8, 2007. I have put a write-up on TripWiser.

Opossum sighting this morning

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

This morning on my morning run, I saw a juvenile opossum. It was very near the northern sidewalk of 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids, by the park next to Twin Pines golf course. [map] It was just out, looking about. I didn’t see an adult nearby. It was very cute and looked very soft and fluffy. The babies seem to be out in our neighborhood. Last evening, around 7:00pm, the kids and I were returning from renting a movie and we saw a doe and two fawns run across 42nd Street west of Emerson.