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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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PyFilesystem – files are files no matter where they live.

PyFilesystem – files are files no matter where they live.

When I was learning Linux it was drilled into my head.  Everything is a file. What this meant was that all input/output's (documents, directories, hard-drives, modems, keyboards, printers, network communications, etc. ) were byte steams exposed through the filesystem...

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Pigskin Prognosticator – a Slight Return

Pigskin Prognosticator – a Slight Return

This football season was like no other for me personally. Mostly that is because I wrote a system to evaluate football games (The Pigskin Prognosticator) and teams before the season kicked off. This colored how I viewed every week and every game. I found I was way...

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Blockchain News Roundup

Blockchain News Roundup

As we've mentioned previously, Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin anymore. A day doesn't go by that we don't see another exciting blockchain based idea. Today we thought that we'd post a Blockchain News Roundup. Look for this to be a regular feature here at TekDigita....

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Encrypt Your Files with AxCrypt

Encrypt Your Files with AxCrypt

If you have Windows 10 Pro file encryption is built in. If you have the home version, and want to encrpt a file, you are out of luck. Today we'll show you how to encrypt your files with AxCrypt. AxCrypt has been around for 15 years or so. Version 2 was released in...

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WannaCry Ransomware From North Korea With Love

WannaCry Ransomware From North Korea With Love

Today the homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump said the WannaCry Ransomware is From North Korea. The WannaCry worm was very effective earlier this year. It affected more than 200,000 computers all around the world. WannaCry is a ransomware cryptoworm....

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Video Hosting Site Design

Video Hosting Site Design

Disclaimer: I love youtu.be.  If I had to give up t.v. or YouTube it would be a no brain-er.  That being said, YouTube has started down that twitter censorship road.  I am none too happy with that, and it's even more pernicious on YouTube.  A number of YouTube...

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Bitcoin Alternatives

Bitcoin Alternatives

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year you have probably heard of Bitcoin. What you may not know is that Bitcoin is not the only Crypto-Currency. There are Bitcoin alternatives. Some of the alternatives to Bitcoin will end up on the trash bin of...

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Blockchain It’s Not Just For Bitcoin Anymore

Blockchain It’s Not Just For Bitcoin Anymore

While all the hype is about Bitcoin the masses are missing is the real star. The Blockchain - and Blockchain is not Bitcoin. While mainly used for cryptocurrency these days, the potential for the Blockchain's cryptographic process is unlimited. Blockchain is not...

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Is History Even a Thing?

Is History Even a Thing?

While watching Oliver Stone's untold history of the United States, I started thinking - Is History Even a Thing? Okay, so yes, the easy answer is that the key to that sentence is Oliver Stone.   Stone is yet another millionaire socialist, so this series is, um,...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

I know what you are thinking, but yes, you do have to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. If for no other reason than that it has new security options to combat ransom-ware. The new options can also help protect against zero-day exploits. Therefore, even though...

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