Category: Technology

Splitting a Calibre Library

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Wed 30 May 2018. Tags: eBooks, Calibre,


If you have a collection of eBooks, you may already be a Calibre user. Calibre is a powerful ebook manager that helps organize your collection of electronic books. It supports every major ebook format that I have ever thrown at it. If you have any ebook or document collection …

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AisleRiot Solitaire

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Sat 26 May 2018. Tags: Games, Linux,

One of the standby linux games is AisleRiot Solitaire. I know, it's not all that exciting, it's solitaire. But sometimes you are just looking for something quick and light to fill the time.

AisleRiot was installed in the first linux distribution I ever tried and I did not realize for …

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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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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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Python Requirements.txt

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Wed 16 August 2017.

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 to be created. Second …

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Life Tools 2014

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Tue 14 January 2014. Tags: software,

There are certain resources that are essential to managing the business of your personal life.  When I started working, personal computers did not exist.  So, the minimum things I needed to mind my own business "back in the day" went something like this.

  • A checking account (and the knowledge of …

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