Fanime! started today, and I am currently en route to San Jose for that very reason.
As previously reported, Jon went in 2009, convinced me to join him 2010 (to which we did a five part followup), abandoned me for 2011, and all of team snowulf went last year (as covered by Jon, Lauren, and John).
This year, I will be there for the whole convention. Jon may or may not put in an appearance. The show is fairly inexpensive and a single day pass is between $30 and $40 depending on the day.
If you are still waffling about attending, take a peak at the schedule.
On my last post, I discussed my hunt for a PHP IDE, specifically PhpStorm. Development Environments are about as widely varied as there are ways to skin a cat, so I didn’t stop with PhpStorm. The second IDE on the evaluation list is a smaller product known as Sublime Text (or ST2).
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These days, I’m not much of a coder. I never was an uber-coder (as John will attest), but I managed to dabble fairly frequently. However, in the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing a fair bit of PHP. Most of it revolves around a couple projects for work using the AWS SDK for PHP 2. At first I was using my standard go-to-development environment… nano. However, as my project grows, having an good solid IDE seems more and more useful, so I started looking about. In the end, I’ve spent some time evaluating Sublime Text and PhpStorm
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At work I’ve been working on a big Amazon Web Services related project. For part of this project, I wanted to record some information in a database. Previously, all I’ve used has been relational databases like MySQL. One could use AWS Relational Database Service, but that’s expensive if you’re only storing a small amount of data. I decided to take the plunge and learn how to use DynamoDB and more importantly, how to use this “NoSQL” thing people have been talking about.
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Today, I’d like to talk to you about Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, the third entry in the Army of Two franchise. Jon and I both enjoyed Army of Two and Army of Two: The 40th Day. We enjoyed it so much that I composed an ode to Army of Two for AoT 2′s release date and Jon did a review of The 40th Day after we finished it. Unfortunately, the third entry does not live up to its predecessors.
FYI, there will be storyline spoilers for the entire series to date.
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While it doesn’t take two weeks to review the hardware of a laptop, I wanted to give the Chromebook Pixel a chance to strut its stuff (plus I just didn’t get around to writing anything sooner). I’ll go right ahead and say that the Pixel is a nice computer; it’s a $1,300 machine and it feels worth the price point (more or less). From the screen to the touchpad to the overall build, it’s a solid machine.
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I love Chrome. I’ve use Chrome exclusively for several years now and vehemently refuse to use anything else (Sorry Firefox). As such, the idea of the Chromebook has always appealed to me. Previously, I got my hands on a Cr-48 and took the Acer AC700 for a spin. So when the Chromebook Pixel was announced, I was quite excited. Though I didn’t jump right into buying one… until today.
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As soon as the Web had developed sites that required logging into, it also developed the problem of lost passwords. The solution for that was simple: password reset questions. You’ve probably run into these a hundred times and they are typically the same questions on every site, like “Where were you born?”, “What’s your mothers maiden name?” and “What street did you grow up on?”.
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Snowulf.com with Jetpack Mobile theme on iPhone 5
This past week or so has been pleasantly quiet for me at work, so I’ve actually had some time to myself. Additionally, I managed to spend a fair amount of time on the blog this weekend, both writing and doing miscellaneous site maintenance. One of the site maintenance related items was the discovery that the mobile site was horribly, horribly
broken. Currently the site’s traffic is roughly 13% mobile, up from 7% mobile this time 2012. I’d hate to disappoint all those loyal (albeit mobile) readers so I set about to fix it.
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