January
Moving scripting.com to S3
Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM by Dave Winer.
  • With the new static sites feature in Amazon S3, it should now be possible to host scripting.com in an S3 bucket.
  • This is my first project of the new year. We hope. Knock wood. :-)
  • I have a script that will upload all the files from scripting.com, some dating back to 1994, to the bucket.
  • I would like to, if possible, preserve the creation and mod dates on the files. Through all the transitions over all the years, I have managed to do that because my scripts have been careful to transfer this metadata along with the actual data.
  • Now I'm trying to figure out if this is possible with S3. I see how you can associate metadata with a file as you upload it. However I don't see a way to transfer the modification and creation dates. If anyone has a clue, the help would be much appreciated.
  • PS: I know scripting.com is down for most people now. Unfortunately this transition has not been without glitches. And there are broken images too! Still diggin.