Transfer files through ftp with FileZilla

Throughout my blogging years and web experiences Filezilla has been of great use. The Filezilla client allows transfering of files through FTP, FTPS, and SFTP. Actually, you can also delete files on your server or rename them.

It runs nicely on Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and you can run it through a USB drive with Portable Apps.

If you prefer to run something similar on your Firefox, you may also try out FireFTP.

By the way, get an FTP client from time to time and download all of the server files to make sure you have a safely secured backup. 🙂

Colonization gaming – FreeCol

FreeCol is an open source clone of the Colonization game. I admit, during college I was a bit addicted to this game, my style of strategy gaming.

For those who are not familiar, this is a strategy game where your objective is to Colonize the entire world with your nationality. So, you build your cities, grow them, build an army and expand your borders. Sounds pretty simple but for people like me, fun stuff to do for hours and hours.

FreeCol isn’t yet on its full release version yet, it is still on 0.7.4 about to release v.0.8. But, from the looks it is working pretty well. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Coding in Linux – Bluefish Editor

I’m starting my baby steps into web coding, really starting out with the basics of the basics. But, I didn’t want to start with a WYSIWYG editor, those are too simple and will not teach much of coding per se. So, I went searching for a nice editor for my Linux box and found Bluefish Editor.

From their site, “Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.” You can use its syntax highlighting for Python, HTML, PHP, C, Java, JavaScript, XML, CSS, Perl, and languages.

It also gives the user some coding help with completion for HTML tags, attributes, and some PHP functions.

Bluefish editor runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Mac OS.

So far I’m enjoying using it, it is simple to use, fast, has a nice preview option with several browsers, and the toolbar is helping a newbie like me.

Later on I’ll try other editors and surely report here my findings.