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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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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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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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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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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