Changing the canofworms web site.

Posted on Fri 22 December 2017 in Technology

Moving to Pelican

I am moving my site from Wordpress to Pelican. It is not that there is anything wrong with Wordpress. It is a major tool in the web world. But, it is really overkill for my little blog. Pelican, on the other hand, is a static site generator …


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Pelican Brief

Posted on Wed 16 August 2017 in Technology

No, this is not about John Grisham's third novel or a 1993 movie starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. Instead, I'm referring to a static web site generator application named "Pelican".

Overview

So, what is a static site generator? The concept is kind of a throw-back to the earlier days …


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Requirements.txt

Posted on Wed 16 August 2017 in Technology

Python Requirements.txt File

This is easily found elsewhere on the web, but I did it wrong the first time. So, note to self!

The command to create a requirements.txt file is:

$ pip freeze > requirements.txt

The catch is... first, navigate to the folder where you want the file …


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Python Libraries to check out

Posted on Mon 26 June 2017 in Technology

Note to self: check out these python libraries. They sound interesting.

  • tinyDB - small MongoDB-esque database
  • Ultrajson - speedy json parser
  • Bokeh - graphing visualizations library

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More Than Grasshoppers

Posted on Mon 01 May 2017 in Faith

Small Group Topic #1

More Than Grasshoppers

This topic is based on the book, “More Than Grasshoppers: Reclaiming Your God-Given Identity.” by Lee Ann Alexander and Joel Alexander.

If ever there was a time in history when God directly revealed his power, it was when he brought the children of …


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A few good books

Posted on Wed 13 July 2016 in Reading

A Few Good Books

I am a decent reader with one or two books going all the time. I have a wish list of about 400 books that I keep an eye out for when checking the library web site, gutenburg.org, etc. Most of them are classics or represent …


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Living the Legacy

Posted on Mon 04 July 2016 in Family

  • Family

Living the Legacy

On the way to our recent family reunion, I was thinking about genealogy and those that had passed on. They were not famous or wealthy, there was never a great inheritance handed down. They were simply decent, loving, hard-working people. Somewhere along the line, they left …


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Road Rd

Posted on Thu 23 June 2016 in Reading

Road Rd

I got a big kick out of a couple of roads in downtown Lake Jackson, TX. They are named 'This Way' and 'That Way'. Guess there is someone in Lake Jackson with a sick sense of humor. I can hear them giving directions now, "Well, go straight and …


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Reading 2015 Summary

Posted on Sun 17 January 2016 in Reading

Reading 2015 Summary

I completed 2015 by reading 64 books. There were some enjoyable highlights.

Science Fiction "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear are in the classic science fiction mold. In addition, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama were fascinating. First time …


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First Church Reading List

Posted on Sat 18 October 2014 in Faith

First Church Reading List

Reading is a good habit. With that good habit, we can also develop a bad habit of reading book after book in one or two genres that we are particularly fond of. In trying to combat that trap, it's good to look for additional sources of …


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