What I Learned Today in Python

Counters

Python has a "batteries included" philosophy that means a lot of useful things are included in their standard library. By no means have I plumbed the depth of what's included. I still run across things that are extremely useful and fit exactly what I need.

Today I encountered the …

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Project Euler Progress

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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Changing the Canofworms Web Site

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 tool written in …

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Pelican Brief

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".

Overview

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

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Requirements.txt

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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Life Tools 2014

Life Tools - 2014

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 …
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Gnome Weather Widget Woe

On Ubuntu 11.10, running the Gnome shell, there is a weather widget that can be place on the bar across the top of the screen. The default location was Innsbruck and I wanted to change it for my location. The tool uses a WOEID (where on earth ID) instead …

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Ubuntu 9.10 Installation Experience


I have been moving to Ubuntu for a while. First tried it out by installing it in Windows XP using Wubi. Next, when version, 9.04 came out, I installed it to dual boot with Windows. So, this was the final step in my migration to Ubuntu Linux

Waited for …

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