Training

Recently I've been working with SharePoint at work and had the opportunity to get into it. So, I needed to grab some training to get up to speed fast.

Enter Lynda.com through the Houston Public Library. I've long been a fan of the libraries ebook and audiobook offerings, especially …

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Home Video

I owe a huge thanks to Jonathan Aguirre for shooting this drone footage of our home. That explains the title, "Home Video".

We are, once again, trying to sell our home. We tried last year, but it is hard to compete when new construction is still underway in the neighborhood …

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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

I've just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. This novel was first published in 1983. I have not read any of his other works previously.

This is the best book that I have read in a very long time. I'm not here to review it, or give out …

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My Latest Gripe

There was a time in America when smoking was much more prevalent than it is today. Yes, people complained about second-hand smoke and how literally breathe-taking it was to walk past a group of smokers.

I remember a little thing. It was the butts. They were everywhere. In parking lots …

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The Last Breathe

When a child is born, it is fascinating to watch all the firsts in the baby's life. Parents are ecstatic when baby Sally says, "Mama" for the first time. You want to capture pictures of that first birthday and that first step. What about the first time she tasted a …

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Linux ls Command - Getting Started

I learned DOS first. Back in the day, I knew it pretty well. Occassionally, the need still arises to throw together a batch file to automate some little thing. The mainstay of DOS commands is DIR - the directory command - which lists out files and folders.

Now, I'm using Linux Mint …

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Moving up to Postgres

I have used SQLite for quite a while. It has been my go-to database for small projects and a couple of not-so-small projects for personal use.

At work, we typically use SQL Server and occasionally have to deal with Oracle. For little stuff, I can get away with a SQLite …

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Flask Mega-Tutorial

If you are trying to learn Flask, then you have probably encountered the "Flask Mega-Tutorial" by Miguel Grinberg. If not, do yourself a favor and go check it out immediately.

It will take some time to work through it. Don't just try to read it, you must work through it …

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Python Data Science Resources

I watched this inspiring video called "Can you LEARN DATA SCIENCE for FREE? YES! I'll show you HOW!" and came to a sudden realization - I have been working along this track and had not fully realized it.

Thank you for that "Data Scientist - Giles McMullen". So, to get going, I've …

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