Cheat Sheets

The inspiration for this article comes from an email I received from Luke Harrison. He had created an SQL Cheat Sheet that he was rightfully proud of and was wanting to share and promote it.

It just so happens that I love cheat sheets. I find them useful for giving …

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Stepping out of beginner mode

Beginner Level

When learning python, the first thing to do is... well... learn python. There is a lot to learn. A basic understanding of the language covers things like:

  • Basic expressions (variables, statements)
  • What is a function
  • Flow control (if, iterations)
  • Basic data types (strings, integers, floats)
  • Data building blocks …
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Publishing My First Application

One of my latest goals is to publish applications that I write. It's called "Pelican Article Generator". It spits out a template for these blog posts. Publishing an applicatin to the world is potentially embarrassing because I'm showing my horrible code to the world. Oh well.

Here are the goals …

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PySimpleGUI: I am in!

A lot of my python work involves writing simple utilities. This means either writing the tool as a command line application or using a minimal GUI.

I have been working on a simple python application recently to automate creating article stubs for this blog. I had a working version using …

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Doing Tutorials - Flask

I am a life-long learner. This means I always have some kind of learning project in the works. And I find learning python and other technologies through online video tutorials to be one of the best ways for me to learn new topics. Here are some of things things I …

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Pelican Upgrade

OK, I've been pretty slow with writing articles for this little can of worms. Hope to pick up the pace next year.

So, while thinking about it, I decided it might be a good idea to get my installation of Pelican up to date. So, I checked the version using …

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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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