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Using Python to establish a connection through Proxy/transport/intermediate server/(something in the middle) to your FinalDestination server

Quick and yet absolutely disgustingly insecure way to establish a password based authenticated connection to a server through proxy (aka jumphost/intermediate server/proxy).  Hopefully someone will find this useful. Blindly trust server may invoke  armageddon… Source code inspired by https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21609443/paramiko-proxycommand-fails-to-setup-socket More on

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Building MincToolkit for CentOS7 FUN

You probably want to build OpenBLAS. Also make sure to sudo yum install hdf5, gsl, itk, netcdf, pcre, zlib, openblas-devl (still end up having to make my own),  etc…. that seems to have helped getting around the aforementioned empty string

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More Compilation Fun with d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e

So, the magical string of: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e Is the MD5 hash that CMake (or any other pogram) typically yield when the module is not found and ran an MD5 sum on an empty string apparently… If there is anywhere you get

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DrawEM MIRTK compilation fun

Fun, as summarized in Dwarf Fortress. So. Been compiling DrawEM module of MIRTK on both CentOS and Ubuntu18. Fun indeed. I will write about compilation fun in general another day as its a source of much fun elsewhere too. So,

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SmartThings, Google Home and WeMO mingle words

So this is not the start of a joke, but a super annoying problem that took me too long to resolve. I call Google Assistant, “Turn off the bedroom”, and google assistant says he has no clue what I am

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Swarm, Driving, Traffic Signals and Crowd Sourced Data Processing

Funny thing I noticed recently. I stopped paying as much attention to the surrounding when I drive as when I first started. Not sure if you have noticed similar trend. When first start learning to drive, newbie drivers like me

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PyCharm, Terminal and Environmental Variables

Banged my head on this way too long before I realize: when you add new path to environmental variables, you probably want to restart pycharm to ensure the terminal is reloading the new path info and can now resolve whatever

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MANTIS bug

So yeah, another thing I noticed is that MANTIS’ skull stripping algorithm actually cannot have space in any of the path or else… it will crash. So.Typical.Windows.Bug….  

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Matlab on CentOS with X11

Fun fun fun installing Matlab on CentOS7…. on a server…. without display. Our resident magical IT guru managed to get XServe up and running but even then… we saw a splash screen and installation FINISHED like what is described here:https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/229857-why-do-i-see-preparing-installation-files-installing-finished-in-the-terminal-window-wh

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The journey to get iBeat from iDEA working.

Wow… fun time working with matlab/linux/precompiled binaries… So, got this awesome software that I have never heard of called iBeat that does pretty epic neonatal segmentation. Except no one I know ever used it. So. I am the dude who

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