I spent some time playing with Cloud Computing. As I see it, if companies are willing to give me free resources, then I should use them! However, “you get what you pay for”…
The winner is “Python Anywhere” (https://www.pythonanywhere.com/). It a command-line interface that I quickly got up and running. However, I worry that it will eventually be way too expensive. Next is Amazon Web Services (https://us-east-2.console.aws.amazon.com/console/home?nc2=h_ct&src=header-signin®ion=us-east-2). They have a command line interface, but you need to jump through their EC2 hoops in order to securely move files and open a ssh connection.
The worst-case scenario is Google and IBM. I was able to get a very simple web page by following a ton of tutorials (https://console.cloud.google.com/home/dashboard?project=windy-cedar-216420&_ga=2.232351135.-1229432375.1536960167). But IBM didn’t even have those help files (https://console.bluemix.net/dashboard/apps/).
To progress more with Google and IBM, I would need to learn Flask. And I’m not sure that Flask is an in-demand tech skill right now (or that it will be used in the future). I would rather learn Django or some other front-end framework. However, I might return to Flask in the future… I bought a textbook!
See https://patrickkellogg.wordpress.com/cloud-computing/ for more details of my adventures.
I got a free account to the IBM Cloud at https://console.bluemix.net/dashboard/apps/. However, it’s proving a lot harder to use than I expected:
There’s supposedly a way to make IBM use a Docker container for command-line execution, but I kind of like the webpage and the way the IBM Cloud notifies me that it’s running.
Here are some notes:
ibmcloud dev help
ibmcloud api https://api.ng.bluemix.net
ibmcloud target --cf
bluemix app push IBMKryptos
I finished the majority of pages in http://www.patrickkellogg.com to add modern formatting and CSS code.
I didn’t start to tackle http://www.patrickkellogg.com/hobbies since there are so many linked pages under that directory. But I hope to get to it soon.
Here are some things I am working on:
- HTML → CSS
- CGI-BIN → Forethought
- Kyptos → Forethought
- Kryptos → IBM Cloud
- Kryptos → K3 Confusion
- Kryptos → “not” Vignere
- Kryptos → Where We Are Now
- Arduino → Working?
- iOS → Interface
- iOS → Arduino
- Native Instuments
- Other Instruments
- Other (Reason?)
- Video for Thor
I started a project to modernize my webpage at http://www.patrickkellogg.com. The first thing I did was to add “semantic” sections to the page. I wanted to model my webpage on the “Minnesota Nice” style of advertising design: picture at the top, text at the bottom.
I was unable to until I figured out that “normalize.css” was screwing up my custom my custom margins. Once I took that away, it seemed to work better. I want to add fancy “sliding images” to my webpage where the picture at the top stays still and the text slides over it. Maybe I’ll figure out how to do that soon!