A Short Span Of Perseverence

  • Building It Was The Easy Part

    Recruitment of Spirit Contributors will be the first real milestone for celebration. See you there!

  • SpiritsAbound Inception

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  • And Now

    And then now!Estimated Total$6.54 9.05 CAD/per month.

Under 10 Bucks CDN To Optimal Orbit

It's rediculous that a site this complex Abounds so simply for so little

Of course costs will increase over time but I predict only marginally, as in pennies and not in any forseeable future. 

Estimated Total $6.54/ 9.05 CAD/month
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AWS Service Charges$6.54 $0.00 Data Transfer $0.00 Key Management Service $4.27 Lightsail $4.27 Canada (Central) Amazon Lightsail Bundle:0.5GB$0.88 $0.0047 / Hour of 0.5GB bundle Instance187.468 Hrs$0.88 Amazon Lightsail Bundle:1GB$1.37 $0.00672/ Hour of 1GB bundle Instance204.188 Hrs$1.37 Amazon Lightsail CAN1-DiskUsage$0.64 $0.10 / GB-Month of attached block storage - Canada (Central)6.409 GB-Mo$0.64 Amazon Lightsail CAN1-SnapshotUsage$0.24 $0.05 / GB-Month of stored snapshot data - Canada (Central)4.748 GB-Mo$0.24 Amazon Lightsail CAN1-TotalDataXfer-Out-Bytes$0.00 $0.00 / GB - data transfer out for Canada (Central)6.430 GB$0.00 Amazon Lightsail CAN1-UnusedStaticIP$1.01 $0.00 / hour of Static IP address not attached to an instance (first hour free)1.000 Hrs$0.00 $0.005 / hour of Static IP address not attached to an instance201.544 Hrs$1.01 Amazon Lightsail RelationalDatabase$0.13 $0.0202 / Hour of 1GB Standard Database bundle6.580 Hrs$0.13 $0.00 Global $1.52 Route 53 $0.00 Service Catalog $0.05 Simple Storage Service $0.01 Canada (Central) Amazon Simple Storage Service CAN1-Requests-Tier1$0.00 $0.0055 per 1,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests511.000 Requests$0.00 Amazon Simple Storage Service CAN1-Requests-Tier2$0.00 $0.0044 per 10,000 GET and all other requests2,632.000 Requests$0.00 Amazon Simple Storage Service CAN1-TimedStorage-ByteHrs$0.01 $0.025 per GB - first 50 TB / month of storage used0.538 GB-Mo$0.01 $0.00 US East (N. Virginia) Amazon Simple Storage Service Requests-Tier1$0.00 $0.005 per 1,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests306.000 Requests$0.00 Amazon Simple Storage Service Requests-Tier2$0.00 $0.004 per 10,000 GET and all other requests300.000 Requests$0.00 $0.04 US West (Oregon) Amazon Simple Storage Service USW2-Requests-Tier1$0.00 $0.005 per 1,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests460.000 Requests$0.00 Amazon Simple Storage Service USW2-Requests-Tier2$0.00 $0.004 per 10,000 GET and all other requests183.000 Requests$0.00 Amazon Simple Storage Service USW2-TimedStorage-ByteHrs$0.04 $0.023 per GB - first 50 TB / month of storage used1.793 GB-Mo$0.04 Taxes $0.70 Canada Tax to be collected

Todays Learning Curve

To enable Spirit Contribs to access the media library I need to learn how to create users and assign them AWS IAM Login credentials and grant permissions to allow read/write privileges in selected S3 storage buckets..

There's nothing quite like spinning around in the Clouds of Amazon Web services.
Ahhh...Okay, so we got Amazon Web Services S3 Buckets.... How do we use them?

As simply as I can put it.

The local library has limited shelf space and books can only be added and removed by one person. Also, the larger the book shelf, the longer it takes to find anything. And eventually the librarian gets overwhelmed and refuses to  even go look for the book. S3 buckets are like renting extra shelf space in a library closer to those that need access to it. Each Contrib becomes their own librarian and has authority over what is added or subtracted from their shelf and who may check out their collection. Buckets are bottomless shelves. They aren’t free but they are very affordable. And very user freindly.

S3 means, Simple Storage System and it actually is for those  granted the required permissions to manipulate. Spirit Contributors will be assigned necessary admin privileges to both SpiritsAbound local site and AWS S3 and other resources as may become implemented.  

The dreaded visual from AWS...... For me there's still a lot of 'You Can't Get To there From Here...' AWS Protects your shit if you really want them to.

For that matter, even if you don't want them to.

Currently, they are even protecting me from ... well me. lol.

ALRIGHTY THEN...............

Bucket Access System for Spirit Contributors Has Been Established. This removes a Major Hurtle For Spirit Collection Media Resources and Post Archival Capabilities.

After a couple of hours figuring out how to grant access it only took another hour or so to convince AWS that I have administrative authority to grant it.

And with that, I believe SpiritsAbound will 'Go At Throttle Up!'