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Jefferson Kirkland
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A new home for my projects and a project update
New Home I know that there is always an expectation that, if you are a developer of some sort, you store your code into Github (at least that is the first one that comes to people's mind).  I have a Github acct, but, because their private repos are not free...

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Setting up MELPA for Emacs packages
In my journey to learn emacs, one of the first things that I wanted to do was change the theme so that it was more pleasing to the eye.  Anyone who uses a tool enough knows that if you can personalize it for you, you personalize it.  So in researching theme...

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Straddling the line between editors
Since I started in Unix/Linux about 20 years ago, I have been a staunch user and supporter of vi.  I have known plenty of people that were emacs aficionados, but haven't really taken the time to learn it to the point of being proficient.  I did look at it a...

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Setup WiFi to auto-connect regardless of logged in state
There are plenty of times where I would like to start up my desktop machine (running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) and just have it boot and me log into it via SSH so that I can get some work done.  Well, in order to achieve that wish, you need to have your wifi connec...

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How to list available versions of a Pypi package
While working on requirements that someone had for a pypi package, I found myself needing to list out the versions of the package that were available.  I didn't want to have to go to the pypi website, navigate to the package and then figure out how to see t...

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python pip throwing SSL: TLSV1 alert (SOLUTION)
I recently ran into an issue with Python pip, where I attempted to run a ' pip install ' of a module and was presented with the following error: > pip install pymongo Collecting pymongo Could not fetch URL https://pypi.python.org/simple/pymongo/: There was ...

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'_remove_dead_weakref' error after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10
Well, after finally getting my Flask app running and returning data, I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 17.10 (from 17.04).  Today, I tried to start my flask app and was greeted with a bunch of Python error output and the following error: ImportError: cannot im...

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Starting Out (and pulling my hair out) with Flask
Recently I started learning the Flask web framework .  Mostly because I have been doing a bunch of Python coding and would like that to bleed over a bit into the web development arena.  The need is not really out of anything work-related, its more of a pers...

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I give you.... PyBlueprint
About 3 years ago (or so), I created a bash script for starting a new Python project.  I was tired of setting up each new project by hand and wanted a quicker way to do it as a time saver.   That endeavor yielded a script that I have used for the last 3 yea...

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An Update On Combining PDF Files
Back on January 19th, 2009, I wrote a blog post about combining pdf files into one.  This is something I do now and again with one of my hobbies. When I wrote the aforementioned article, I was only doing this on a Linux server.  Since then I have become an ...
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