Down by the Lake

Amazon Web Services

You might notice that this site is running a little faster. This is because I have decided to try out hosting my site from within Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). EC2 is part of Amazon's Web Services, which also include the popular Simple Storage Service (S3), SimpleDB, and Simple Queue Service. Briefly, Amazon has decided to open up the computing capabilities and bandwidth of its data centers to the world, and has been steadily adding services and features over the last couple of years. A couple of weeks ago, they added a feature to their EC2 service that made it practical to run a web site from their cloud.

Read on for more.

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This might be jumping the gun a bit, but I wanted to let you know that a new version of Molecules, 1.1, has been submitted for review for the iTunes App Store. Even though it will take a bit of time to be approved, I thought you might be interested in a preview of some of the new features in this version.

This version adds two new visualization modes, as well as integrated keyword searching of the Protein Data Bank.

Read on for more details.

OpenGL teapot sample

I had a great time at the satellite iPhoneDevCamp in Chicago, where I was surprised with the number of well-known (to me, at least) developers who are located in the area. Although the San Francisco outpost may have had more attendees, I'd argue that we had as good a technical and business discussion going. We certainly had better shirts (courtesy of Stand Alone).

Anyway, I was allowed to give a talk on some of the lessons that I'd learned in implementing the 3-D graphics in Molecules using OpenGL ES. It was well-received, so I figured that I should create a written guide based on my talk.

Read on for my lengthy writeup about OpenGL-based 3-D graphics on the iPhone.

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It looks like things are settling down in the App Store, because Molecules 1.0.1 is now available for download.

Read on for the full release notes.

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