Thinkup on Amazon EC2

For the last couple of days I’ve been playing with Thinkup on Amazon EC2. I already have a Thinkup install at www.roaringmoon.com/thinkup, so I thought I’d try it on EC2 just out of curosity. There is an excellent guide to the process of setting it up here: https://github.com/ginatrapani/ThinkUp/wiki/Installing-ThinkUp-on-Amazon-EC2

Sadly my email host doesn’t seem to like emails originating from EC2, so I had to manually activate Thinkup by editing the tu_owners table.

There seem to be workarounds that can be used to enable EC2 originated emails to be received, but it’s not really worth it if you’re just experimenting. Details can be found here: http://shlomoswidler.com/2009/07/sending-email-from-ec2.html

The original Tweet from Gina that brought the tutorial to my attention is here: http://twitter.com/thinkupapp/status/22795648973676545

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