Another reason for rural states using the feature more might be because their mobile data connectivity is poorer. I don’t sync any podcasts to my watch because my data connectivity is always strong wherever I am. If I were out in the middle of Kansas, maybe I would choose to sync to the watch though.
A good roundup. One extra “pro” to AWS, though, is you can pick and choose which bits you use even if you’re not 100% on their infrastructure. For example, I use Route 53 heavily but don’t host any sites on AWS — it’s a great “pay for what you use” DNS provider in its own right. Ditto for S3/CloudFront for static assets, or SES for sending email…
I am gutted and appalled for you. I was meant to be having a meeting with HSBC last Wednesday to begin moving our business banking to them but had to cancel due to a doctor’s appointment.. maybe it was a sign! I’m pretty sure we can’t move ahead with them now unless I see a serious, public response to this from them. Shame on HSBC. And I thought Natwest was annoying..(!)
Enjoyed this post, and always enjoy seeing people take on “I’m doing X, come hell or high water” style challenges. The 32 counties of Ireland one is interesting too and makes me wonder if I’d enjoy doing the 40–50 counties of England one day :-)
In the same folder as the Ruby script being run. You could put the full path if you wanted to have it somewhere else though. One of my favorite tricks on OS X is to drag the file onto the terminal window and it automatically enters the full path.
So we think we’ve come up with a solution. Upscribe’s emails are structured well enough we can auto forward those with the new subscriber subject line to an email address that gets processed by a script of ours server-side 😀
For folks using different or custom systems but who want to automate things, is it OK to automatically fetch the CSV from Upscribe? Or.. do you have a way to request the CSV over HTTP via an API of some kind, or maybe even a webhook? :)