Why do people use this nonsense? I've written before about how much I hate them (they burned me for about $70 a few months ago, which I would have much rather spent on ads or hosting or something), but that was mostly customer service related.
Quora, and reddit, and heroku, and foursquare, and tons of others still trust their websites to a company which has been showing for the last several months that they're incompetent.
Amazon engineers, sorry guys, I'm not trying to be a jerk here, I'm sure that you know how to "do it right", but what the hell is wrong withe EBS (elastic block storage)? It sounds like that is the cause of this outage...
Hopefully I'm in a position where I have to eat my words on this some day, but I will never, ever use AWS for anything ever.