My Latest Gripe

There was a time in America when smoking was much more prevalent than it is today. Yes, people complained about second-hand smoke and how literally breathe-taking it was to walk past a group of smokers.

I remember a little thing. It was the butts. They were everywhere. In parking lots …

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The Last Breathe

When a child is born, it is fascinating to watch all the firsts in the baby's life. Parents are ecstatic when baby Sally says, "Mama" for the first time. You want to capture pictures of that first birthday and that first step. What about the first time she tasted a …

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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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A Bottle in the Smoke

“My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, when wilt thou comfort me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke, yet do I not forget thy statues.” - Psalms 119:81-83

Scripture

The phrase “a bottle in the …

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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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