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R-ython or PR-ython or ???? – Continuous Deployment

File this story under “It’s about time” but R and Python are preparing to merge forces. Or more specifically, Hadley Wickham and Wes McKinney, the preeminent thought leaders and developers of R and Python respectively, are preparing to…

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Production Ready Python – Laura Stone of Boston DevOps – Continuous Deployment

Threatstack hosted the April meeting of PyLadies Boston. The topic: Production Ready Python. The presenter:¬†Laura Stone, a senior site reliability engineer at Klaviyo and Boston DevOps mover and shaker. The/A Testing Pyramid (“Testing is hard!”). The majority of…

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PyCon 2018 – Rehearsal Session 1 – Continuous Deployment

VMWare Boston graciously hosted (pizza, salad, drinks, excellent location AND they’re hiring!) the April meeting of the Boston Python User Group. With¬†PyCon 2018 upcoming, the meeting was entirely devoted entirely to rehearsals of presentations, of which there were…

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Honey DNA – A National Geographic Spread – Continuous Deployment

Honey DNA is used to identify the pollinating habits of bee populations. The concept of adapting DNA analytical techniques to honey samples was pioneered by Noah Wilson-Rich, co-founder and chief scientific officer of The Best Bees Company. This…

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Tools of the Trade – Continuous Deployment

On a typical day, I might spend a few hours working on a prototype for making our beehives better at collecting data. This includes arduinos, raspberry pi’s, breadboards, soldering, Python, etc. Next up: working on a top-down refresh…

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What Makes A Good Scientist? – Continuous Deployment

What makes a good scientist? In my view, intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and perseverance are indispensable qualities in the practice of good science. No less estimable a figure than Thomas Edison sums up the value of perseverance…

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Phished Out – I Got Hooked Too – Continuous Deployment

I should have known better… The quirky email address from the “sender”, using a mailinator domain should have tipped me off to the hoax. If I weren’t busy and using my mobile device for web access and had…

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The OSX Virtual Memory Management System – A Personal Experience – Continuous Deployment

I’ve been writing about Chrome bloat over the past few months because of the havoc it plays on my own system: MacBook Pro Mid-2012 2.5 GHz CPU Sierra OSX. In late summer of this year, I increased my…

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Web Browser Bloat – Does Anyone Have “A” Solution???? – Continuous Deployment

This is my Macbook Pro’s Activity Monitor. The red area you are looking at represents my system coming perilously close to running out of memory (16GB of memory to be specific). Sorting the “Memory” column in descending order,…

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Dropbox Sharing – Folders vs. Links – Continuous Deployment

There is a difference between sharing a Dropbox folder and a Dropbox link. The former is not always accessible (for some reason) to the general public whereas content shared via a Dropbox link appears to be nearly universally…

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