Mail In a Box on EC2 with S3 backup script

I wanted to break free and set up my own email server on Amazon’s AWS cloud. After signing up for a one year free trial, creating my mailinabox server on a T2 Micro instance with Ubunut 14.04LTS, getting the externally hosted DNS settings up and running, and testing OK, it was now time to focus my attention on backing up our email. Amazon’s free tier provides you with 5GB of free S3 storage, which is more than enough to keep and restore the emails on the server i wish to retain. Here’s the procedure I used.

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Grocery Store Tricks, Priced in Imperial, Weighed in Metric

So the other day i was purchasing some cherries, when I ran into a problem.  I had no idea how much the darned things were gonna cost me.  I went to a Loblaws SuperStore in Aurora and spotted these:
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3 Reasons Why KickStarter Projects Fail

I love kickstarter.  Recently I funded the LOIRP project and actually got an original negative back from the project as promised.
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Today I decided to cruise around kickstarter and ended up wondering what the turning point was between a succesfully funded project (most projects that are succesful are OVER-funded greatly) and a project that never cut the cheese.

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Frost Quakes in Ontario CryoSeismic Event

After a mostly sleepless night (Jan 2-3, 2014) due to Frost Quakes, I thought i’d investigate more and find out if the USGS or the Natural Resources Canada to see if these seismic events actually made it onto any kind of an earthquake map.

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