Month: June 2016

First Linux video up on YouTube

This was a quick video I recorded while waiting for my laundry to dry, and it didn’t go too badly at all. I’m installing Peppermint 7 linux on a virtual machine in VirtualBox, coming across an error and dealing with it, and trying the install again. I do believe this might become a regular thing, it’s pretty fun.  Really have… Read more →

Trying out HackerRank.com

HackerRank.com is a pretty fun site I found a few days ago, and I’ve already blown way too much time on it.  But honestly, is any time spent practicing dev skills REALLY wasted?  I thought so.   The mission of HackerRank on their ‘About Us’ page is:   The HackerRank team is on a mission to flatten the world by… Read more →

6-21-2016 reading

Today was mostly reading up on machine learning, going through CS229 notes and the Coursera class Week 1.  Wikipedia is also a fountain of greatness, I’m beginning to understand the boundaries of the field and its internal distinctions and vocabulary.  Not quite up on all of the math yet, but I’m recognizing more and more.  This Spotify presentation and its… Read more →

Colorful Turtles Episode 3: Tidal Wave of MadLibs

“It’s a Tidal wave.  With MadLibs.  Just use ‘farts’ for everything, it’ll be ok.” TOP 5 LIVE SONGS THAT ARE BETTER THAN THEIR STUDIO VERSIONS: Ian: 1. Slippery People – Talking Heads 2. Clockwork Chartreuse- Loudon Wainwright III 3. Looks Like Chocolate, Tastes Like Shit – Steaming Wolf Penis 4. Pure Fucking Armageddon – Mayhem 5. All Mine – Portishead… Read more →

6-9-2016 reading

Well, as of yesterday I’m about 65% sure I’ll be going to school this fall for a Network Administration and Security AAS, so let’s celebrate by…learning! Here are a couple highlights today. Starting out with a good refresher on common security issues -> 10 Most Common Web Security Vulnerabilities Still haven’t gotten to this setup in my VM, but Docker… Read more →

Python logging decorator exercise + debugging

I came across this article in my Feedly feed today, and it looked like a good exercise to work on to develop my understanding of logging and decorator practices in Python. Retyping the examples in vim/sublime went fine, but when I went to run it with Python3 I got:   mikes-MacBook-Air:pythonscraps mike$ python3 testloggerdecorator.py Traceback (most recent call last): File… Read more →