Connect to Amazon EC2 Instance from Nautilus without Using Password File

Lately, I have been working frequently with a couple EC2 instances. Remote editing on these instances has become a day-to-day task for me. These instances are based on Amazon Linux. I am so used to the "Ubuntu" way of remote editing, which I have described here. With EC2 instances, however, this method seems to be impossible -- as I need to supply the key file when mounting the remote location via SSH.
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Ubuntu 11.10 Look Overhaul

I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 for about two weeks now. During this time, I have been switching back and forth between Unity and Gnome 3 shell interface. I am finally convinced that I am not a Gnome 3 person, and the right choice for me is Unity. I don't want to explain the detail, but to me, Unity just works, and it works pretty well. However, after I had been using Gnome 3 for a while, I am kind of addicted to its look. So, I question myself if I can mimic its look in Unity. After a few attempts, I came up with the following. If you are interested at how it was done, please read on.

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ctNotify – A Flexible Multi-Instance jQuery Notification Script

I am pleased to announce the release version of my jQuery notification script. I have made this long time ago, but finally I have polished it enough to be made available to the public. This is a queued notification script, meaning that you can push the notification without worry about overwriting the previous one. Best yet, you can create multiple instances of the script for different purposes. Item rending callback allows flexible customization on the look and feel.

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