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May 2, 2019 – The Urban Bee Laboratory Goes Into Space

As some of you may know, I work at The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory, a science focused non-profit located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. For those of you unfamiliar, the UBL is a bee-focused non-profit and its research revolves around…

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Food Security = National Security

Food insecurity carries trans-border implications including migratory surges, economic disruption and societal instability.

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Meet Marty – The Quality Control Robot! (videos at end of post)

Marty is a quality control robot rolling out at some 500 retail locations owned by Dutch retailing giant Ahold Delhaize.

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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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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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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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Where is Stephanie Today? – Washington, D.C., NASA Headquarters

This post is written as I prepare to attend NASA’s 2018 Earth Science Application Showcase at it’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. My research involves honey bees: their fertility, longevity, productivity and overall prosperity. Of especial interest: the central role…

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