so at tech lunch wednesday here in phoenix, after lunch i sat with hamid and scott for a bit and we were brainstorming about a few things. one of which was storage, then we got on the topic of amazon's s3 solution. i had started to look at it before, but then never got the time to go back. essentially amazon provides storage via a web service (there are no tools provided by them, just an api). i said that i mainly use flickr for the storage and that i'd only use it if i could get a direct url to things, and that i'd have to have a plugin for live writer :-).
well, when i got back i started to mess around a bit and got a working progress for my "s3 browser" live writer plugin. you can browse your buckets and link to an item as a link or an image. it is very rough right now, has some issues with UI threads, etc., but it works for me so far.
you can take a look at the screenshot below -- and the link is directly to my s3 stored image!