Elastic Search

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Thu 19 July 2018. Tags: search,

I am starting to learn ElasticSearch (https://www.elastic.co/). I have recently became involved in a project at work which utilizes elastic. So, a good way to learn it is to set up my own instance at home. I also signed up for a couple of classes on Udemy …

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Aisleriot Solitaire

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Sat 26 May 2018. Tags: Games, Linux,

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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Gooey Butter Cake

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 01 May 2018. Tags: Family, Recipes,

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



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


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

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Project Euler Progress

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Tue 06 March 2018.

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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Pelican Brief

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Wed 16 August 2017.

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".


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

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