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The Amazon Store

The Amazon Store will have one of each television, one of each furniture, a few of every size of clothing, etc. You try it on and it looks good and fits, so you add it to the shopping cart on your mobile device (by the way, they often have the size and color you want because inventory is centralized). You walk out of the store and it One Click™ purchases your cart via RFID. You get it in 1-2 days (with subscription, else a flat-rate shipping fee applies).

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Streaming Video Devices

I’ve tried several of the video streaming devices on the market and I thought that I would share my recommendations for those in the market for one.

Units that I have tried include:

Amazon Fire TV

Price: $49 and up

Amazon Fire TV StickI was excited when the Amazon Fire TV came out. At the time, I was an exclusive Roku user, but Roku had not updated their units in quite some time and they were beginning to feel sluggish. The Fire TV promised a significant speed boost, and it delivered in that respect. However, it was disappointing for other reasons.

Pros:

  • Speed – The unit was pleasantly fast.
  • Vendors – Supports Amazon Instant video and Prime
  • Voice – It was the first streaming unit (to my knowledge) that offered voice commands.
  • Apps – It supports most

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Installing Node.js, Nginx, PHP 5.6 & MongoDB on an Amazon Linux AMI EC2 Instance

This guide gives step-by-step instructions for installing Node.js, Nginx, PHP 5.6 and MongoDB on an Amazon EC2 instance. If you notice any errors, changes or have suggestions for alternatives/clarifications, please let me know.

This guide assumes that you are familiar with Amazon Web Services and using the Linux command line. This guide also assumes that you are performing these tasks on a fresh Amazon Linux AMI instance.