Project Euler Level 3

I have reached level 3 on Project Euler! This means that I have completed 75 of the math challenges on the site. There are currently 633 problems on the site. I have barely scratched the surface.

ShakiestNerd Level 3

Project Euler is a very challenging math/programming problem website. I am currently working …

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Splitting a Calibre Library

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 that …

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Aisleriot Solitaire

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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Find A Grave

Years ago I did basic genealogical research on my family tree. My plan has always been to revisit the research when I had more free time (as in, being retired). A friend of mine recently recommended findagrave.com. I checked it out and was so happy with what I found …

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Gooey Butter Cake

Save this sweet deliciousness for a special occassion. It is nowhere to be found in any healthy eating regimen.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter - melted

Topping

  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 2 eggs (again)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered …
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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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