After spending a solid afternoon researching and working on deploying multiple Python versions and packages, I realized how much confusion and lack of authoritative posts exist on this subject. There are lots of opinions and suggestions out there which may … Continue reading →
I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original … Continue reading →
The Mac prompt is defined by the ‘PS1’ environment variable which can be defined in the ‘.bash_profile’ hidden file. To customize your Mac Terminal Shell Prompt in OS X Yosemite, follow the below steps.
Larry Wall: “Shell programming is a 1950s juke box …” In this short blog I write a small Python utility script to create directories and demonstrate how to utilize it and pass it arguments via BASH shell script. The functionality … Continue reading →
With some applications like Microsoft Word you can save a file in ASCII format. However, for new lines Macs use a carriage return (ASCII character 015) while Unix uses a linefeed (ASCII character 012). If you save the file as … Continue reading →
Layer 2 switches and bridges switch frames on a network while layer 3 routers route packets between networks. I once heard a network engineer being asked if a network can be made faster if the network is optimized to use … Continue reading →