Put together a quick little script to make connecting to instances easier:
(updated the link to the file since I changed the file name)
This script can start the instance and wait for it to be up and running before establishing SSH, and you can also pass a parameter to stop the instance when you beak the SSH connection. Right now the -L localhost:8888:localhost:8888 is baked into the script directly for routing Jupyter to your localhost browser yadda yadda.
This was my procrastination before actually starting Lesson 1, I hope that it might be helpful to other people as well. I wrote up a quick README.md in the folder:
This repo is just my “whatever” repo for vim/bash home scripts and all of that.