Thoughts & Experiments.

by Shahzeb K

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Launch a website for free.


Being able to launch a website for free* is really easy these days.

I prefer writing vanilla HTML / JS / CSS. But to make my life a bit easier, I think I’ll be switching over to using Cactus.

 Developing your site

  • Write HTML / JS / CSS in some folder called website
  • cd into that website folder and run the following command in terminal: python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000. This will actually serve the website on http://localhost:8000. As a bonus tip, you should edit your ~/.bash_profile file and set alias pythonserver='python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000'. This will allow you to run the pythonserver command instead of having to memorize all that python gibberish.

 Launching your website

When it comes to deploying your website for the world to enjoy, you have a couple of options.

Options #1: Use github pages. This is a great option for people who are comfortable using git. Basically

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3 apps that every college student should use

These apps will super-charge your life. They’ll make you more productive than you’ve ever been. They’ll pretty much write that 900 word essay you’ve been procrastinating on.

Here’s a list of 3 incredibly sexy apps that are available on all platforms (Mac / iPhone / Android / PC). There are a lot of great apps out there that can achieve the same thing, but these apps will work no matter what device you’re on.


 The calendar app you’re not too sure how you lived without.


This app can connect to just about any type of calendar service. I have it connected to my Google and Facebook accounts. It makes staying up-to-date dead simple. For instance, I have a “classes” tag where I add all my class discussions / lectures from SmartSite and set the events on repeat. And thanks to it being connected to Facebook, any event I click “Going” on will also appear in this calendar. It also

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“Work like hell”

 If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks, and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then, even if you’re doing the same thing, you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.


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