Gooey Butter Cake

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 01 May 2018. Tags: recipes,

Save this sweet deliciousness for a special occassion. It is nowhere to be found in any healthy eating regimen.



  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter - melted


  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 2 eggs (again)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered …

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Project Euler Progress

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Tue 06 March 2018.

I have reached level 2 on Project Euler! This is a big achievement for me.

ShakiestNerd Level 2

What is Project Euler

Project Euler is a very challenging math/programming problem website. It has been a very long time since I took any math classes, so these problems are definitely challenging for me …

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2017 Reading Highlights

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Mon 12 February 2018. Tags: books,

2017 was a another good reading year. I discovered several new authors and book series that kept me entertained as I completed 64 books during the year. It seemed to be a year of reading book series as you will see in some of the selections below. A part of …

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Changing the canofworms web site.

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Fri 22 December 2017.

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

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Wed 16 August 2017.

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".


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

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Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Wed 16 August 2017.

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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A few good books

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 13 July 2016. Tags: books,

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,, etc. Most of them are classics or represent …

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