A blog by Jacob
Just found out that there is another Jacob Brunson out there. And he codes in python. And searching for “Jacob Brunson” in Google shows his web site first. It is like my identity has been stolen.
I am Jacob Brunson, and now I have to put on my search engine optimization hat for a while.
However, Bing still shows my web page as number 1. I might have to switch my default search engine for a while. Google is obviously flawed.
Finally I got access to a server that ran PHP, which was awesome because I could do all the programming on the web server, reducing the frustration of dealing with various versions of web browsers that supported different feature sets.
Recently I got a Chromebook, which has forced me to step up my search for a good web-based IDE. I only looked at the free-level capabilities, looking for something that would handle multiple projects and maximum flexibility. Here are my top three recommendations:
Koding provides a clean interface with a lot of flexibility. In particular, I like that they provide a full AWS virtual machine. This is particularly nice for those who want to do more than just code, but to design or experiment with an entire software stack. However, their interface is a little bit less like an IDE and more of just a terminal and editor connected to that virtual machine.
Cloud9 works more like a good IDE where you can set up a build and run tasks. But the build and run environments seem to work outside of your particular terminal environment, which makes their workflow different than it might be on other platforms.
Codeanywhere maybe be a good mix. For code editing it provides a little more than a text editor, and doesn’t want to control or own your project. You can actually keep your code external, and access it through (S)FTP, Google Drive, or Dropbox, and simply access it through code anywhere. But the still also give you a “DevBox” which is something like a VM. Additionally, Codeanywhere provides mobile apps (which I haven’t tried).
The problem with all of these is that they can’t access code that you don’t have on the Internet, for example, code in your private Intranet only. For that I found that I could quickly install the open source Codebox IDE on my private Intranet server.
Here is a screen capture from my USPS package tracking:
Notice that “Postal Product” indicates “2-Day” mail. Which means that it should have been delivered on October 2, which is two days after my ship date of September 30.
But somehow this package is:
If there has been one reliable trend for the stock and bond markets, it is that over long periods of time, things generally go up. For someone who doesn’t know much about investing, this one, reliable trend can be utilized by these three rules:
I know of a couple of good platforms that can get you started investing quickly and without a lot of money. But I don’t want to discredit this post as a shill for a particular service. If you are interested, leave a comment and I’ll email you directly.
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) October 28, 2014
With Costco coming to Northern Colorado, I thought I would share some thoughts on why you would or wouldn’t want to get a Costco membership.
Costco is a good place to buy quality products, in larger quantities, at good prices, but that doesn’t mean your grocery budget will shrink.
Why Costco might not be a good fit:
Why Costco might be a good fit:
If you still don’t know if Costco is a good fit for you, I suggest giving it a try. They have a satisfaction guarantee on your membership: if you try Costco but are unhappy with your membership, they will refund your membership fee. If you try products at Costco but are unhappy with them, you can easily return them (some electronics have a limited return window.)