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Python Study Links

Python Study Links

While the move and the re-model ( famous last words: "It's only plumbing, right?" ) have significantly hampered my Python projects and education, I have been keeping Python in my head.  I have been working on the interface for Teresa and my encryption / security app...

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Dirty Data?  I’ll Clean Your Data.

Dirty Data? I’ll Clean Your Data.

Working with Pandas in Python has given me a totally different view of data... I come from a php/MySQL, html forms, type of development background. Back in those days - before mobile phones, SQL Injections, and Facebook ruined the Interwebs (jk/k...); often we would...

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My New Python Editor Choice

My New Python Editor Choice

I've used everything from Nano to Visual Studio to everything in between to edit code over the past 20 years.   As I have gotten more serious about coding Python, I realized that I needed a new approach to a development environment.  I write this post from a Laptop...

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The YouTube Zietgiest

The YouTube Zietgiest

The other day I was watching random YouTube videos while riding the elliptical machine.  It's what I do... I started wondering what the hottest videos on YouTube were - right now.  At one point, in life, I would have searched google, read some articles, and never have...

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Holistic Digital Security Audit

Holistic Digital Security Audit

Do you need a digital security audit? That depends; do you have a cell phone and a tablet? Do you shop online, have a website, a smart TV? Have Bluetooth in your car, a kindle fire stick or a “digital assistant”?  Has your Amazon password been pwned?  Is your info on...

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Cryptography Class – Crypto Certification

Cryptography Class – Crypto Certification

Over this past week I had the opportunity to put my head down and invest some time in my continuing education. I decided that taking a crypto class would be a no brainer. A cryptography certification would dovetail nicely with my Information Security certificate and...

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Marian Rejewski – Cryptologist

Marian Rejewski – Cryptologist

I guess more people than ever know about Turing these days from that movie.  However, the crazy genius of Marian Rejewski  - combining state of the art math chops with an other worldly imagination - has largely been unheralded and sadly forgotten. Dude rebuilt the...

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The Baller Index

The Baller Index

One day, in the midst of writing my football prognostication program, I had a thought.  I wondered who the most influential (American) football players was.  I didn't mean the best, or the highest paid, but all that. Plus most famous, richest, - the most overall...

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SQLite – The Egalitarian SQL Database Engine

SQLite – The Egalitarian SQL Database Engine

Back in the bad old days, database systems cost a fortune. That's why Larry Ellison is still the fifth-richest person on the Forbes 400 list. Thankfully there are plenty of cost efficient options for data storage and retrieval these days. One of these is SQLite, and...

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Windows Security Threats

Windows Security Threats

Most people don't think about Windows security threats until it is too late.    Case in point, my lovely girlfriend.  She contracted a virus on the laptop that we share.  The 3 hours it took me to clear it all off I am never getting back and the opportunity cost...

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That’s Good Interweb’s, Re-reprised

That’s Good Interweb’s, Re-reprised

I'm bringing the TGI Weekly back.  If you don't know, you better ask somebody ( he writes, self-mockingly...)  In all seriousness here are some places on the internet that I think are cool and deserve some link love. Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives,...

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Python Decorators Double Check

Python Decorators Double Check

In my initial mad rush to learn everything Python I could, as fast as I could, I didn't fully understand a few key concepts. I identified a couple such areas and re-studied them as it were. I decided to go all in learning these concepts so that they would be a...

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Pandas for Python – Geo-coding your Pandas Data

Pandas for Python – Geo-coding your Pandas Data

Welcome to the third ( and final ) installment in this series of posts about Pandas for Python. If you are new to Pandas you might want to start with the first Pandas post. I left off in the previous post cleaning up my data, something that pandas is perfect for....

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Python Pandas Prolonged

Python Pandas Prolonged

The other day I posted a Pandas for Python Primer . I promised a follow up before the end of the week; and away we go... Pandas for Python, A Slight Return Previously I talked about creating DataFrames, their rows and columns, and how one might apply a function to...

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Pandas for Python

Pandas for Python

In my continuing education / love affair with Python I have moved past the basics. I have started exploring the rich Python ecosystem, and my latest fascination is Pandas. What is Pandas for Python? Pandas for Python helps coders with data manipulation and analysis....

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