This is a collection of what I’ve learned this week in the convore.com/epio/ channel as I prepared to launch the HappyHerbivore.com.
The default application directory is app/ unless specified in epio.ini and the entire application directory is read-only.
The only writable direct is data/ so this where you can save database backups.
Use “epio run_command bash” explore the environment of you epio app
“All epio DBs back up every three hours, and we keep around four days’ worth of historical copies.” - Andrew Godin
“nginx is configured to only gzip things over 1.5kb, for obvious reasons of compression slowing things down at the low end.” - Andrew Godin
To pass application specific paras you need to add —. ep.io’s docs.
epio -a epio_app_name run_command pg_restore — —clean db_name
Python packages are cached so if you need recently updates package you’ll want to use a hash https://bitbucket.org/citadelgrad/article/get/2f1d42701b6d.zip instead of -e hg+http://bitbucket.org/citadelgrad/article#egg=article in your requirments file.
Much of this is already in the documentation but these are things I’ve found useful to know.
Well done Grand Rapids!
I was lucky enough to get beta access to the new Python web hosting service ep.io. So far I’ve used it for setting up three no-database applications and two django sites. I simply love this service so far. Figuring out how to configure your application is fairly simple for django where most of the figuring things-out happens on the epio.ini documentation page.
One pain point for me was the limitation of Postgresql so I had to figure out how to export my django apps data to fixtures and the re-import these fixtures with a new Postgresql backend. I love the fact that I’m able to setup a development environment with just a few clicks. It is still early days so it exciting to see what features they can build into the product. I’m so confident that I’m moving my wife’s ever growing HappyHerbivore.com and her 50-90K uniques.
A personal project that my wife and I’ve launched. Check it out if you want healthy meals delivered to you.
We have launched a Kickstarter project to validate our idea for starting a healthy Personal Chef service in NYC.
If you want to have access to affordable and healthy meals go support our project.
I think many people fancy the idea of being a writer. Maybe it is because we hero worship the Mark Twain’s and Ernest Hemingway’s of the world.
I can’t say I’ve ever had a huge desire to write a book. I absolutely talk faster that I write.
What if I spoke a book?
I could send the recorded audio to a transcription service to put it into words. Just a though!
A friend of mine has launched a new service called Eat a Bit that makes online restaurant ordering service super-easy.
For the customer it works just like and any good ecommerce should. Search, select, and order.
The real innovation happens on how they connect with restaurants. The restaurant doesn’t need to have an integrated POS or a computer. They just need a telephone. Eatabit.com uses a ”robotic telephone” order system that they invented to easy communicate through a series of voice prompts to the restaurant staff. They are currently only operating in Charleston, SC but I’m sure they’ll be expanding soon.
My friend Kate ask for me to make a recommendation on a computer. “Should she buy a computer with Windows XP?”
You can find computers with Windows XP, but I would not recommend XP because these are going to be older computers. I wouldn’t worry too much about her being uncomfortable. Windows 7 is the most user friendly OS that microsoft has ever created thanks to the influence of Apple’s OS X. One huge improvement they have made is that if you need drivers for a printer or scanner it will search, find, and install the driver for the user if they are connected to the Internet.
If I was going to recommend one computer with a display, I’d chose this Dell on NewEgg. When you are buying a computer you don’t want to buy the cheapest tier because it will be built with the lowest quality components from the lowest bidder. This is a mid-range computer that meets what I consider the minimum specs for any new computer purchase. I don’t generally recommend extended warranties for desktop computers.
My minimum Specs for a typical novice user:
- Any Non-Celeron processor (they are artificially governed/limited to sell a cheaper computer)
- At least 4GB of RAM
- At least 250GB of Hard Drive space.
- Not from a value line of PCs
I’d always recommend shopping for any computer or computer parts from NewEgg. Great Customer service; they usually upgrade your shipping so you get it sooner than you expected. They don’t sell junkie computers or parts and the community leaves really good reviews and most reviewers seem to have a technical background.