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How to setup a dropbox-backed screenshot sharing website with your own domain on S3

Notice: At this time this setup is dependent on you installing a OS X app called UpShot. If you have windows/linux this guide will not work for you unless you use different software. If anyone that uses either of these OSes for personal computing would like to provide instructions for either/both then I will accept your pull request. TL;DR: Here is the guide if you don't wish to read the background. I recently had a good friend of mine, Sam Marks, show me a Dropbox-based screenshot sharing front-end that ran on his own domain. He had it setup so when he took a screenshot the URL dumped into hi…

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Why it's a bad idea to put a CNAME record on your root domain

When I first setup this blog on AWS S3 I wanted to use my "naked domain" name. What that means is instead of visitors going to I wanted them to be able to go to It just seemed cleaner to me and it was fairly easy to get up and running. To accomplish this I setup 2 CNAME records one on and the other on with each pointing to a different bucket, the "www" bucket was setup to redirect to Everything was working just fine, or so I thought, and so I forgot all about it and moved on with my li…

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