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Amazon AWS price reduction for EC2, S3, RDS, ElastiCache and Elastic MapReduce

It is a big news. Amazon announced, effective April 1, 2014, they are reducing prices for Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, he Amazon Relational Database Service, and Elastic MapReduce.

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The EC2 Price is reducing from 10% to 38% per your instance type or OS.

The S3 price is reducing from 36% to 65%. The highest price,  0-1TB tier is $0.03/GB/Month.

The Amazon RDS price is reducing by an average of 28%.

The Amazon ElastiCache price is reducing by an average of 34%.

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Top 10 Domain Registrars in 2014

Domain Price is going up and up during past few years. Most of my domains are registered through 1and1. Now the renewal price of .com is $14.99 now. I feel it is too high.

There are so many domain registrars in the market. Let me show you the top 10 domain registrars in 2014.

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New.com Renewal.com Transfer.com Privacy Protection ICANN fee
1and1 $8.99 $14.99 $8.99 included included
namesilo.com $8.99 $8.99 $8.39 included included
godaddy $12.99 $14.99 $7.99 $9.99 $0.18
name.com $10.99 $10.99 $8.25 $3.99 included
dynadot.com $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 $2.00 included
dreamhost $11.95 $11.95 $11.95 included included
namecheap.com $10.69 $10.69 $9.69 $2.88 $0.18
domain.com $9.99 $9.99 $8.29 $8.99 included
Network Solutions $34.99 $34.99 $9.99 $9.99 included
eNom Central $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $8.00 included

Privacy Protection: is a service offered by a number of domain name registrars. A user buys privacy from the company, who in turn replaces the user’s info in the WHOIS with the info of a forwarding service (for email and sometimes postal mail, done by a proxy server) such as “Domains by Proxy, Inc.” or eNom’s “ID Protect”.

It is very important to use Privacy service to prevent from spam.

The table above just displayed .com domain. The other domains are in the same pattern, including .net .org etc.

I am thinking about to transfer my Domains to namesilo in the next 12 months.

Note: The price above are retrieved from their official site domain pricing page or new register page, renewal page, transfer page. Price is USD.

Got Linode as VPS

I used Dreamhost VPS before, used Burst.net VPS. Now I am going to introduce Linode VPS service.
Linode provides XEN VPS only. It upgraded VPS service to the new generation. Let me summery it then you know how better it is.
Storage increased by 20%:

  • Linode 512 goes from 20GB to 24GB
  • Linode 1GB goes from 40GB to 48GB
  • Linode 2GB goes from 80GB to 96GB
  • Linode 4GB goes from 160GB to 192GB
  • Linode 8GB goes from 320GB to 384GB
  • Linode 12GB goes from 480GB to 576GB
  • Linode 20GB goes from 800GB to 960GB

Linode NextGen: The Network X10

  • Linode 512 upgraded from 200GB to 2000GB (2TB)
  • Linode 1G upgraded from 400GB to 4000GB (4TB)
  • Linode 2G upgraded from 800GB to 8000GB (8TB)
  • Linode 4G upgraded from 1600GB to 16000GB (16TB)
  • Linode 8G upgraded from 2000GB to 20000GB (20TB)

Linode NextGen: The Hardware

  • Powering our NextGen hosts are two Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 processors. The E5-2670 is at the high end of the power-price-performance ratio.   Each E5-2670 enjoys 20 MB of cache and has 8 cores running at 2.6 Ghz.

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HDMI 1.4 Cable

I bought three HDMI cables from Taobao. Price is much lower than those on Ebay.
I just noticed that the HDMI is version 1.4 now.
Based on the Wiki:

HDMI 1.4 was released on May 28, 2009, and the first HDMI 1.4 products were available in the second half of 2009. HDMI 1.4 increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K, i.e. 3840 × 2160p (Quad HD) at 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz or 4096 × 2160p at 24 Hz (which is a resolution used with digital theaters); an HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC), which allows for a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet connection between the two HDMI connected devices so they can share an Internet connection; and introduces an Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D Over HDMI, a new Micro HDMI Connector, expanded support for color spaces, with the addition of sYCC601, Adobe RGB and Adobe YCC601; and an Automotive Connection System.HDMI 1.4 supports several stereoscopic 3D formats including field alternative (interlaced), frame packing (a full resolution top-bottom format), line alternative full, side-by-side half, side-by-side full, 2D + depth, and 2D + depth + graphics + graphics depth (WOWvx), with additional top/bottom formats added in version 1.4a. HDMI 1.4 requires that 3D displays support the frame packing 3D format at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24. High Speed HDMI 1.3 cables can support all HDMI 1.4 features except for the HDMI Ethernet Channel.

HDMI 1.4a was released on March 4, 2010 and adds two additional mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content, which was deferred with HDMI 1.4 in order to see the direction of the 3D broadcast market. HDMI 1.4a has defined mandatory 3D formats for broadcast, game, and movie content. HDMI 1.4a requires that 3D displays support the frame packing 3D format at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24, side-by-side horizontal at either 1080i50 or 1080i60, and top-and-bottom at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24.

HDMI 1.4b was released on October 11, 2011.[149] One of the new features is that it adds support to 1080p video at 120 Hz. All future versions of the HDMI specification will be made by the HDMI Forum that was created on October 25, 2011.

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Good deal of Dremel Trio Tool Kit 6800-01

I bought Dremel 3000 tool in September. I do like this brand, after using it a few times.
Now I bought another tool kit from Dremel. It is Dremel Trio Tool Kit 6800-01.
Here is the product page on official site.

I go to Costco store almost every week for grocery. I stop by tools section last week. I saw it and the price is just $38.99. I feel it is cheaper, but I still want to confirm it before I take it to cashier.

So there are some prices from local retail store and online shop I found on Internet.

  • Dremel Trio at Canadian Tire ( not a tool kit, just the machine only) $119.99 Link
  • Dremel Trio tool kit at Home Depot, normal price is $79.00, special $39.68 ( Don’t know when the special end.) Link
  • Dremel Trio Tool Kit at Amazon.ca, List price is $199.89, Now it is CDN$ 50.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Link
  • Dremel Trio Tool Kit at Lowe’s, it is $79 in San Francisco store, Link

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1&1: Domain price increase

Most of my domains are located on 1&1 for many years.

Got the email from it a few days ago, regarding the price change of domain.

We are writing today to inform you that as a result of recent price increases by the major domain registries, we need to increase the annual rates for .com domains. In order for 1&1 to stay competitive and continue to offer you excellent services, we have made the following adjustments to our pricing structure.

For domain renewals and new orders as of 07/01/2012, the following domain
rate changes will apply:

*.com domain renewals will be increased from $9.99
to $10.99 per year.

The new price for your domain(s) will be applied to your next domain
renewal after July 1, 2012.

1&1 is committed to offering very competitive prices and professional
services in the domain environment and we hope to continue to meet and
surpass your service expectations.

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Amazon S3 prices reduced

It is a good news for Amazon S3 users.
Amazon S3 standard storage prices in all regions are reduced.
Be noticed, Storage price.
Old    New
First 1TB   $0.140 $0.125
Next 49TB  $0.125 $0.110
Next 450TB $0.110 $0.095
Next 500TB $0.095 $0.090
Next 4000TB $0.080 $0.080 (no change)
Over 5000TB $0.055 $0.055 (no change)
New prices are effective February 1st and will be applied to your bill for all storage on or after this date.

AWS Data Transfer Pricing reduced

It is a good news.
Amazon just announce this big pricing change. Users can save up to 43%.
Even like my small blog site, still can get benefit of it. I highlight it below.
Inbound AWS Data Transfer price for all regions (through June 30, 2011)
$0.100 per GB – data transfer in
Outbound data transfer price for US-Standard, US-West and Europe regions (through June 30, 2011)
$0.000 – first 1 GB / month data transfer out
$0.150 per GB – up to 10 TB / month data transfer out
$0.110 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out
$0.090 per GB – next 100 TB / month data transfer out
$0.080 per GB – data transfer out / month over 150 TB
New inbound data transfer price for all regions (effective July 1, 2011)
$0.000 – all data transfer in
New data transfer price for US-Standard, US-West and Europe regions (effective July 1, 2011)
$0.000 – first 1 GB / month data transfer out
$0.120 per GB – up to 10 TB / month data transfer out (10 TB total)
$0.090 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out (50TB total)
$0.070 per GB – next 100 TB / month data transfer out (150 TB total)
$0.050 per GB – next 350 TB / month data transfer out (500 TB total)
Contact us – next 524 TB / month data transfer out (1PB total)
Contact us – next 4 PB / month data transfer out (5PB total)
Contact us – data transfer out / month over 5 PB
So, the first 1GB on S3 is free. In and Out.

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Amazon S3 Reduces Storage Pricing

It is a great news that Amazon reduce its S3 price.
These prices apply to Amazon S3 Standard storage in the US-Standard, EU-West, and AP-East regions.
Old    New
First 1TB   $0.150 $0.140
Next 49TB  $0.150 $0.125
Next 50TB  $0.140 $0.110
Next 400TB $0.130 $0.110
Next 500TB $0.105 $0.095
Next 4000TB $0.080 $0.080 (no change)
Over 5000TB $0.055 $0.055 (no change)
I use Amazon S3 as storage and Amazon CloudFront for CDN on some of my sites, including this Blog.

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Shaw Increased Price

Just noticed that, from September 1, 2010, Shaw Cable increased her price. My Shaw Invoice is changed from $79.46 to $82.82. Actually, because of HST, the total price is changed from $76.60 to $79.46 from July 1, 2010.
So the all difference is $82.82 – $76.60= $6.22. About 8% increase.
It has more increase than the average Canadian inflation rate. If you use tools from Bank of Canada, Inflation Calculator, you can see the inflation rate from 2009 to 2010 is only 1.74%.
Same service, Higher price. I am shame on Shaw.
I will consider to change the services currently with Shaw. Telus is a potential service provider.

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