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Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Please do have a look at this. You should be able to edit files on the server directly from Chrome. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zed-code-editor/pfmjnmeipppmcebplngmhfkleiinphhp?hl=en http://zedapp.org/features/edit-remote-files/ Thanks, that looks like it could be a great option. Alri...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

I decided to wait to put linux on my Chromebook because I think I would have had to clear out my Chromebook. I have an old iMac that I don't use much, but I set up Chrome Remote Desktop on it so I plan to remote into that for the time being when my wife is using the MBP. When I develop websites, I'm...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Can't you install a google drive app on the Mac to sync google drive with it? Then, use Automator or Hazel to copy the files to the folder you want them in on the Mac. Could make it push both ways with Hazel. When I develop websites, I'm constantly saving and testing. I don't want to save and then ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

If you don't want to mess with git, then you could probably just use Google Drive. I should have mentioned in my OP that the files need to stay on the Mac computer because it has XAMPP (a web server) installed on it. So trying to execute PHP files that are located on a google drive or a chromebook ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual b

Why don't you simply use version control? Put them in git. Push modified files to a git repo in the cloud. Pull your current work from the cloud when you switch machines. I don't use either Chrome OS or PHP but git is awesome, and dual booting is not only a hassle but unnecessary! Here's a blog on ...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?

I'm building some websites and typically work locally from my MacBook Pro. However, my wife often uses the computer for design stuff and I use my Acer 720c Chromebook. So I would like to modify some PHP (text) files that are stored on the Mac from my Chromebook. One option could be to use the Chrome...
by sunnyday
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Editing files stored on a Mac from a Chromebook - Dual boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Sports Motivation Waning

You could join a league or tournaments. Or you could play for money.
I personally to tend to be most competitive against friends. I like being competitive but I also think it's a little ridiculous when middle aged amateurs (especially strangers) get ultra competitive during casual matches.
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sports Motivation Waning
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: Programming and Database Classes

Thanks for the replies. I think the critical aspect whether you're learning from a coworker, manager, professor, author, etc is that you're learning from someone who is absolutely top notch. It is rare to find people in the field of computer science who are top notch and great teachers. Unfortunatel...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

I just signed up for the credit card. I figure it'll provide a little more cash back compared to my AmEx blue cash but it'll especially be nice only needing to carry one credit card. Thanks Louis for the tip
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 61
Views: 6169

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

This is good to read about because it means that Citibank takes survey answers somewhat seriously. I have an old Citi dividend card that I don't use anymore. They sent me a survey and asked what would make me use a credit card and the only answer I gave them was "CASH BACK, LOTS OF IT, AT LEAS...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 61
Views: 6169

Re: Programming and Database Classes

Have you checked out EdX, Coursera, or MIT Open Courseware? Thanks for the recommendations. I did some searching and found this course which seems interesting - https://www.edx.org/course/uc-berkeleyx/uc-berkeleyx-cs169-1x-engineering-1377#.VACvKmSwIkV MIT Open Courseware has a lot of courses that ...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Where can I get a job like this?

Lots of companies hire caretakers to provide those types of services. One of the big ones is http://www.homeinstead.com/pages/home.aspx But I don't think many or any elderly people would be willing to pay $1k/mo for someone to make ~20 meals a month and do light cleaning. What about watching additio...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:00 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where can I get a [toddler-friendly weekend] job?
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Programming and Database Classes

I'm enrolled in a college class but after the first week, I'm thinking about dropping it because I don't think I'll get enough out of it. I have a lot of programming experience, but I haven't worked with other engineers for over 8 years and I'm looking to learn new skills and technology. Things I'm ...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Programming and Database Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Poll: How many own zero/few stocks?

I own 0 stocks and have a 3 fund portfolio. I'm a fan of keeping it simple. If I had individual stocks, I may wait to sell depending on the taxes on the capital gains. Or if they made up a large portion of my portfolio, I'd probably sell all of the ones with the smallest gains. 2) Some of the blue c...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Sell off individual stocks?] How many own zero/few stocks?
Replies: 68
Views: 2652

Re: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi

Great find, thanks for sharing. I think I'll sign up but am a little skeptical that they'll keep the reward at 2%. Seems like a lot of cards reduce or restrict rewards eventually. Does anyone know which credit beaureu citi pulls from? Also at 0% for 18 months is anyone considering paying the minimum...
by sunnyday
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New 2% cash back Mastercard from Citi
Replies: 61
Views: 6169

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

Some great replies and a lot of good info in the other thread. It seems similar to a lawn, you can put as much time and money you want into it. I'll probably just get some degreaser and concrete paint at Lowes and see what else they recommend. I would like it to hold and look half decent but I don't...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: How do you usually pay for something under $5?

My payment order of preference is: 1) Phone (as soon as this becomes available) 2) Credit Card (assuming the place takes AmEx) 3) Debit Card (if they don't take AmEx) 4) Check (If they don't take plastic, I keep a few in my car) 5) Cash -- never, I don't carry cash on me. If you're concerned about f...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you usually pay for something under $5?
Replies: 28
Views: 1183

Re: .com rather than .gov, lesson learned

OP, if you provided your SS#, I would freeze your credit. If you didn't provide your SS#, I would still freeze your credit. Prevention is better than detection. http:\\www.treasurydirect.com, however, haunts my dreams. :wink: PJW Step 1: Use a password manager so you don't need to worry about mistyp...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .com rather than .gov, lesson learned
Replies: 18
Views: 2443

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

We previously had home center epoxy paint in our garage. It was fine, some minor lifting of the paint in places from hot wheels coming in. My dh put fancy VCT tiles in his garage, and they are covered by some other epoxy. They have stained and it is cracking in spots. IMO, the cost benefit is I'm f...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Establishing "Small Business" and Cheating IRS?

A lot of hobby photographers probably do this. It's a great way to get flagged and audited by the IRS and after BOb is caught they'll probably keep a closer eye on him for the rest of his life. It's not worth trying to save 28% or whatever it is off of your personal camera gear.
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Establishing "Small Business" and Cheating IRS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: Best way to refinish a garage floor

I have always wanted to use these, but could never justify it due to cost. http://www.costco.com/MotoFloor%C2%AE-Modular-Garage-Flooring-Tiles.product.100009181.html These go on sale regularly, about once a year. Yeah, I'm having trouble justifying it too, unless they get amazing reviews. I'll prob...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Best way to refinish a garage floor

I'm setting up some sports stuff for my toddler to play in my garage. The floor has some oil and acid stains on it so I'm thinking about redoing it to make it look better. I was first leaning towards epoxy paint but am also considering tiles and mats. Has anyone done this and what was your experience?
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to refinish a garage floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I contacted Amazon and they said that it's not possible
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I just almost quickly checked out of Amazon and would have been charged $42 for 3-5 day shipping. I changed it to 5-8 day to pay $0 in shipping. Is it possible to have free shipping selected as the default? Yes. You can do that. I've almost been caught out in similar hurried circumstances. If you a...
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?

I just almost quickly checked out of Amazon and would have been charged $42 for 3-5 day shipping. I changed it to 5-8 day to pay $0 in shipping. Is it possible to have free shipping selected as the default?
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon -- set shipping to free as the default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Best iPhone deal for light user

Another thing to consider could be getting an iPod and using it as your phone and carrying a wifi hotspot with you when you need your "phone". It could be a little cumbersome, but could also be $0 / month
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best iPhone deal for light user
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: Best iPhone deal for light user

One thing to consider is resale value of iPhones. I buy a new iphone evevy major release for $200 and sell it for the same amount. I do sign up for a contract but after you factor in the subsidy I'm paying about $32/month for unlimited minutes, texts and 1 gb of data. So after going through this thr...
by sunnyday
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best iPhone deal for light user
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: Children Guardian

Have anyone experienced in this before? Please give me some advice. What would you do? Ask me if I miss out any pertinent info. Thanks. Don't forget about SS that your children would receive too. I personally don't want the legal guardian to have to work if she becomes the legal guardian. There sho...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Children Guardian
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

I checked out some phones today and did feel that the SIII has a better build quality than the Moto G. But that comes with a much higher price so I'm leaning towards the Moto G. Also, I'm going to stay clear from Freedom after reading some of the FreedomPop forums about SIII delays. A lot of people ...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

I recently bought the refurbished Galaxy SIII you listed and had it flashed to use on Pageplus. I have been very happy with it. What did it take a to flash the phone? One thing that I find confusing when buying a non-contract phone is figuring out what cell phone companies it will be compatible wit...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: [Online] World news [show?]

BBC World News America is on PBS which she likely gets. She probably doesn't have DVR capabilities with basic cable, but she could use her own recording device. On the other hand, she could just watch it when it comes on which is pretty close to when she would like to watch anyway. Good recommendat...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Online] World news [show?]
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Smartphone recommendations for under $200

Thanks for the replies. After thinking about it more I think I will get a phone that works with freedompop since that should save a lot of money on the monthly bill. I've been using Ting for a couple years and highly recommended them. You can use this link to get $25 off, and they have several phone...
by sunnyday
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: World news daily videos online

She only gets basic cable so she doesn't get 24-hour news stations.
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Online] World news [show?]
Replies: 9
Views: 659

[Online] World news [show?]

My mother-in-law enjoys watching the world news each night at 6:30 but schedule wise watching the news at 4pm works would be better and watching behind a computer would be better than TV. Do any of the major news networks stream the news online throughout the day? Or is there a way to easily catch ~...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Online] World news [show?]
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: What documents should you never throw away?

Great, thanks all. Much appreciated.
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What documents should you never throw away?
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

What documents should you never throw away?

I'm working on purging a bunch of my old documents -- old tax info, refinance info, and a bunch of other stuff. What documents should I not throw away and keep locked up in a safe?
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What documents should you never throw away?
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Smartphone recommendations for under $200

My mother has a cheap android phone so I'm thinking about buying her a new one. She uses it for texting, taking pictures, checking facebook, checking email, surfing the web, talking, etc. I think the top requirements would be a big screen (at least 4" but the bigger the better), a good camera (...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone recommendations for under $200
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: Rain Jacket Recommendations

I bought a North Face Hyvent DT rain jacket years ago. It's super light weight and cool, cheap ($100) and has kept me dry. I haven't tested it out in an all day down poor but have been mountain biking with it where conditions got really wet. I've also been happy with North Face waterproof cross coun...
by sunnyday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rain Jacket Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?

I pay $50 for verizon for unlimited talk, text and 1gig data. Plus I get a big subsidy on my phone I pay $45 (base) = $48.30 (including all taxes & fees)--for no-contract Verizon Wireless with unlimited calls and text and 1GB/month. (It's 500MB base, plus 500MB because I sign up for auto-bill.)...
by sunnyday
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?
Replies: 40
Views: 3263

Re: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?

What's wrong with a contract? Well for one thing you're locked into your rate watching while the rates are dropping on no-contract plans. I'm a free-range user - show me a lower rate and I'll drop my current plan in a heartbeat and move on. I'm a free ranger too especially with cable and ISP compan...
by sunnyday
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?
Replies: 40
Views: 3263

Re: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?

I pay $50 for verizon for unlimited talk, text and 1gig data. Plus I get a big subsidy on my phone I don't get why so many people are anti contract. It's not like I'm not going to use a cell phone within the next 2 years so I'll gladly take $450 off of next iphone when it comes out There are 2 opti...
by sunnyday
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?
Replies: 40
Views: 3263

Re: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?

I pay $50 for verizon for unlimited talk, text and 1gig data. Plus I get a big subsidy on my phone I don't get why so many people are anti contract. It's not like I'm not going to use a cell phone within the next 2 years so I'll gladly take $450 off of next iphone when it comes out Many people on t...
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?
Replies: 40
Views: 3263

Re: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?

I pay $50 for verizon for unlimited talk, text and 1gig data. Plus I get a big subsidy on my phone

I don't get why so many people are anti contract. It's not like I'm not going to use a cell phone within the next 2 years so I'll gladly take $450 off of next iphone when it comes out
by sunnyday
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unlimited cell plans dropping in price?
Replies: 40
Views: 3263

Re: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn

Rather than seeding, one may wish to consider buying sod. In our area, one can replace their lawn every year for less than the cost of watering it since sod is so cheap. We have found that installing sod is trivial. I'll definitely consider that down the road. How do you get rid of the old turf -- ...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn

I live in NC and my lawn is mainly weeds. I will probably sell the house in 6-7 years and I was thinking of killing all and sowing grass a section at a time over a few years such that it will be in good shape by sell date. I am ok with weeds but presumably I will get a better price if I have a nice...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn

Thanks for all of the responses -- especially Sheepdog for all the detailed information. I'll look into renting the an aerator and slit seeder although I'm hoping to not spend a lot. I have a landscaper cut my grass and I could get a quote from him too -- I think it'll be about $75 to aerate, proba...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn

Thanks for all of the responses -- especially Sheepdog for all the detailed information. I'll look into renting the an aerator and slit seeder although I'm hoping to not spend a lot. I have a landscaper cut my grass and I could get a quote from him too -- I think it'll be about $75 to aerate, probab...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: gifting money, and smoking

Your living rent free and going to school, they asked for $400. Give them $500 and thank them for the roof, no strings attached. The smoking thing is another issue, all you can do is prod them a little to quit. Tough to get someone to quit smoking unless they want to quit. I agree, except I would o...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: gifting money, and smoking
Replies: 30
Views: 2401

Re: Looking for advice on creating a Will

OP, I just went through Nolo's Will Maker Plus. It was very simple -- TurboTax like and took me just a few minutes. Things that I choose were: A guardian and backup guardian (the main purpose of my will) Property Bequest Child's Trust & property guardian Executor and backup executor Everything I...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Looking for advice on creating a Will
Replies: 39
Views: 2431

Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn

I'm going to work on revitalizing my lawn when temperatures cool off in September. I just receive my soil report from my state agriculture department and my pH is low, my phosphorus is really low, and my potassium is optimal. The report recommends 50 lbs of lime per 1,000 sqft and 20 lbs of 5-10-5 f...
by sunnyday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about fertilizing and seeding lawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1521
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