VPS $3.50 Showdown - November 2018 - Lightsail vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
reviews
hosting
amazon
lightsail
vultr

Before you go commenting on the obvious, let me go ahead and clear the air a bit. First off, yes, DigitalOcean and Linode are purposefully omitted from this comparison because they lack of a $3.50 tier. Second, yes, I’m aware there are other providers that offer $3.50 pricing tiers. Most […]

America: Our National Language

By Jenny Sherman
5 min read
autodidacticism
rant

Hello, it’s thatgirljen, the wife, here again with a guest post! You might not know, but I’m a homeschooling parent. That means I get to impart all sorts of vital information and knowledge upon our kiddo. Thankfully, there’s the internet, which is great for sourcing and researching all the facts. […]

The most efficient way to check the last character of a string with JavaScript

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
javascript

Recently I was writing some code that needed to detect if a certain character was at the end of the string to determine if some additional logic should be executed. The reason for this was because the additional logic to run was pretty hefty and for pre-mature optimization’s sake, I […]

Save time by not locking your computer

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
security
productivity

Okay, so this is one of those topics that I know may seem pretty fucking dumb, but I’m telling you, it’s completely legit and isn’t nearly as insecure as you are probably thinking. Yes, I’m fully aware that it’s counterintuitive to leave your computer unlocked, especially in more public settings […]

Using alternate SSH ports with rsync

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
cli
ssh
rsync

I live on the command-line. I also use the hell out of rsync to move files around. And because I’m paranoid / security conscious, I run sshd on an alternate port to provide an additional layer of obscurity to things. While providing me with some piece of mind, using an […]