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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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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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