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YNAB and its annoyance

Words cannot express the amount of joy when I first started using YNAB. It felt leaps and decade better than old Mint which has not really been updated since a decade ago? So… then YNAB TD Canada Trust importer broke

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Plotly and Google Colab

Plotly is super nice as it fixed the critical issue of non-interactivity in Python MatPlotLib. Sure MatPlotLib is superpowerful but still, you need to iterate likemad if you want to change anything and is not super easy to explore data

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CentOS, phpMyAdmin Fun

That actually turned out not TOO too painful but still annoying. I hate doing anything web if the error is so ambigious… like… access denied… but WHY? FUCKING WHY?????? So followed this article: https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/how-to-install-and-configure-phpmyadmin-on-centos-7/ Not too bad. Got it working.

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CentOS7 and Docker

So… apparently, Docker service needs to be started: sudo service docker start… before you can pull any Docker images or else you get “Warning: failed to get default registry endpoint from daemon (Cannon connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock.

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HP z620 and Fancy GPUs

So. Had to upgrade a HP Z620 workstation at work lately to get a 1070 board to fit to do some ML work soonish. A few things I noticed because I was not the only one googling like mad about

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Python

I slowly realized that many components of the Linux OS are written by specific python version… and attempting to upgrade them or change them can cause side effect “fun” consequences. This makes sense for setting up Python environment… but finding

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CentOS and its quirks

Slowly getting hang of CentOS7. Had an issue compiling ITK which was fun… Turns out CMAKE was bugged out.. I guess that is the pattern I expect to see… always think: is there a newer alternative for this app I

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Real World YUL Easter Eggs

So… Apparently Montreal has these secret super random T Rex funny stickers that some folks have been trying to stick at most random place (mostly city lamp post). Finding them while walking around is like finding Easter eggs in GTA

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My experience with CentOS so far

Summarized pretty well by this: Oh, I have not started look into SELinux yet. I just set it to 0.. +_+  

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Grep and Flavor of RegularExpression

I hate Linux. I suck at it because even simplest tasks take forever to do unless you memorized all the flags and all the nitty gritty details. It took me a full day to realize why my script sometimes works

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