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For the past few years, we have used Amazon's AWS S3 storage for file attachments, profile photos, etc.   I am in the process of pulling that data back onto TGO's own web server for a variety of reasons.  While these tasks run in the background, you may notice that some photos and file attachments don't work for a few moments.  They will resume working properly as each file moves over.

This does several things for us:

1.) It removes a dependency on a hosting platform that has proven it will cut you off at a moment's notice if they do not approve of your content.

2.) It strengthens our SSL encryption a little by keeping all content served up from one server.

3.) It gives me some options if I want to move us to a different software package.

 

Before you freak out about that third bullet, I am not actively pursuing that but I am always watching to see what advancements other platforms are making.

 

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24 minutes ago, Raoul said:

Time for a fundraiser? And kudos on the move. Amazon is definitely the latest incarnation of the evil empire...

Amazon gives users the option to select a charity and they make a donation everytime you purchase something.  Years ago, I chose the NRA.  Although, I'm not a big fan of what they have been doing (or not doing) for the past few years, I never changed it.  So as far as I know everytime I make an Amazon purchase, a bit of that purchase goes to the NRA.  Just kind of sticking  it to the man I guess. 

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9 minutes ago, 10-Ring said:

Amazon gives users the option to select a charity and they make a donation everytime you purchase something.  Years ago, I chose the NRA.  Although, I'm not a big fan of what they have been doing (or not doing) for the past few years, I never changed it.  So as far as I know everytime I make an Amazon purchase, a bit of that purchase goes to the NRA.  Just kind of sticking  it to the man I guess. 

Where's the verification? That's my problem.

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1 hour ago, 10-Ring said:

Amazon gives users the option to select a charity and they make a donation everytime you purchase something.  Years ago, I chose the NRA.  Although, I'm not a big fan of what they have been doing (or not doing) for the past few years, I never changed it.  So as far as I know everytime I make an Amazon purchase, a bit of that purchase goes to the NRA.  Just kind of sticking  it to the man I guess. 

I also have Amazon Smile setup. I have it setup to donate to the FPC. I don’t know how much they really give, but whatever they do give, helps. 

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Excellent! :up: 
 

I'm currently abandoning all social media and other business platforms that are anti-1A and anti-2A, etc.

If everyone would walk away, 75+ million working class Americans, we could really shrink their bottom line.

Heck, I’ve spent tons of cash on Amazon. I was buying nearly everything from them. 
 

We can’t continue to support businesses that do not support our Constitutional rights. 

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9 hours ago, Raoul said:

Time for a fundraiser? And kudos on the move. Amazon is definitely the latest incarnation of the evil empire...

Believe it or not, this should be cheaper for us in the long run.  I won't have to pay AWS each month.  🙂

 

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2 minutes ago, Quavodus said:

I can honestly say I've never bought anything off Amazon.

I started buying from Amazon when they were apolitical and only sold books. Just goes to show that success can ruin you.....

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6 minutes ago, Quavodus said:

I can honestly say I've never bought anything off Amazon.

Why...that's  just positively...un-American!

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22 hours ago, TGO David said:

For the past few years, we have used Amazon's AWS S3 storage for file attachments, profile photos, etc.   I am in the process of pulling that data back onto TGO's own web server for a variety of reasons.

Pulling your resources off of Amazon just prompted me to signup for a Lifetime Membership.

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16 minutes ago, billmeek said:

Pulling your resources off of Amazon just prompted me to signup for a Lifetime Membership.

Amazon or TGO?

😆 

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47 minutes ago, billmeek said:

Pulling your resources off of Amazon just prompted me to signup for a Lifetime Membership.

Much appreciated!

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On 1/19/2021 at 10:10 PM, TGO David said:

For the past few years, we have used Amazon's AWS S3 storage for file attachments, profile photos, etc.   I am in the process of pulling that data back onto TGO's own web server for a variety of reasons.  While these tasks run in the background, you may notice that some photos and file attachments don't work for a few moments.  They will resume working properly as each file moves over.

This does several things for us:

1.) It removes a dependency on a hosting platform that has proven it will cut you off at a moment's notice if they do not approve of your content.

2.) It strengthens our SSL encryption a little by keeping all content served up from one server.

3.) It gives me some options if I want to move us to a different software package.

 

Before you freak out about that third bullet, I am not actively pursuing that but I am always watching to see what advancements other platforms are making.

 

#1 is good enough for me. 🙂

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On 1/20/2021 at 12:33 AM, Chucktshoes said:

 I don’t know how much they really give, but whatever they do give, helps. 

Not much, but it does add up when enough people support the same organization. I've been supporting the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald with Amazon Smile for YEARS and my total contribution amounts to a whopping $37.10.... But with all the people supporting the sanctuary, they've received a total of $74K.

 

When you login to Smile.Amazon.com, you'll see who you're supporting as the first entry in the menu bar. Click that for details about contributions.

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On 1/20/2021 at 6:17 PM, Raoul said:

I started buying from Amazon when they were apolitical and only sold books. Just goes to show that success can ruin you.....

 

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