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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Today I Learned a Little About Jinja2

My book website tracks the books I read each year. The original site was written in PHP and now I'm in the process of rewritting it in Python with Flask and SQLAlchemy using Jinja2 templates.

In my html template, I want to print the books for the most recent year …

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Mount NetGear ReadyShare Drive in Linux Mint

I wanted to be able to access my USB storage disk attached to my NeatGear WNDR4000 router from Linux Mint 19 Tara. More specifically, add it as a drive in the Nemo File Manager.

After quick internet search turned up the Samba command:

smb://readyshare/USB_Storage

I tried that in …

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Learning Curves and Procrastination


To often, I find myself looking for additional resources. Python development is a good example.

There are great articles and web-sites online that tell you all kinds of interesting stuff. There are places that answer every conceivable question. I have free ebooks that I have downloaded. I have purchased books …

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