AWS Lightsail – WordPress – Bitnami Update

Bitnami has corrected the offending mistake (.gz NOT .bz) I discovered in my original post. It now properly references a .gz extension. (Screenshot below)            I fixed the SSL certificate problem by modifying the…

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The Urban Bee Laboratory: Bees and Data

Stephanie is a data analytics practitioner at Boston’s Urban Bee Lab.

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Apple, China & ‘Made In America’: Not So Easy – At The Moment

If ‘Made in America’ is to become more than a slogan for the production of highly technical engineered components, it will require substantial training, specialized robotics systems, an entirely new infrastructure and someone to sell it to the American people.

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Four rules for fixing America in 2019

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that social media’s impact on American society is dubious at best. To offset its worst aspects, I set forth 4 rules of conduct I believe should be adopted at large.

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A Picture Is Indeed Worth A Thousand Words: Hans Rosling

This short video is well worth your time: it features the inimitable Hans Rosling depicting the past 200 years of global progress as measured by wealth and increasing lifespans. Slick, slick production:

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Priceless: David Ortiz & 2018 Boston Redsox ALCS

I have nothing to add: Big Papi reacting to that JBJ @RedSox grand slam is everything. pic.twitter.com/lZNUwLmpG8 — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 17, 2018

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Another day, another mishap: Python Kernel – Jupyter Notebook

I generally use an Anaconda environment to manage my scripting environments and package dependencies.  I decided to give a dashboard-building application a try and wound up with a broken Python kernel when I invoked Jupyter Notebook (see below):…

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I’m A Linux System Administrator – And Not By Design…

I possess an amazing capacity to get myself into trouble, computer trouble to be specific. This time, I found myself unable to run terminal app (macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6) or any of my other processes (VPN, Google…

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I’m Infamous – Thanks To Amazon Web Services!!!!

I recently wrote about transitioning this little ‘ol blog you are reading to Amazon’s Lightsail platform. Well what do you know, out of the blue I was subsequently contacted by Mike Coleman, a member of the AWS Lightsail…

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I’ll Be Attending DevConf.us2018 @…

For those of you interested in devcon-related issues, consider attending DevConf.us2018 at Boston University. Sponsored by Redhat and Boston University. Check it out and ping me on Twitter. There’s another event taking place in September; check it out!

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