I just ran my first Amazon EC2 instance. Kind of a heady feeling, having nearly unlimited computing power just a few keystrokes away. I got the same feeling the first time I logged in as root on a dedicated web server.
I gotta say, though, that the ticking meter — even at just $0.10/hour — will make me think real hard about how I use it. I guess I’ll get used to it in time. I’ll have to, since I’m running out of disk space on my local hard drive again.