Now that I've got venv installed and have made a virtual environment, I want to spend time reading the article Python Virtual Environments: A Primer to pick up more tips and tricks. While virtual environments help keep things organized internally, when multiple are made it can get tricky to switch between them. That's where the… Continue reading Python Virtual Environments 2: Venv, Virtualenv, & Virtualenvwrapper
In order to work on programming projects on my new laptop, I need to install Python. I found the instructions How To Install Python 3 and Set Up a Programming Environment on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart] and started going through them. At first everything was pretty straightforward, just updating and upgrading and then installing pip3 for… Continue reading Python Virtual Environments 1: Pipenv vs Virtualenv / Venv
I've gotten to the point with my tech projects, that it would probably be easiest to have a laptop to have my blog and files on me wherever I go. Since I'm a Linux gal now (I love saying that), I decided that checking out local used computer stores would be the way to go… Continue reading My New Ubuntu Laptop
So I'm sure it's no surprise, but I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to assembling a PC. I did a ton of research a few years ago to build my first PC, and ran into a myriad of issues with the PC failing to POST. After a month of trying to… Continue reading Researching PC Tools
Since I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 now, I need to set up Cura on this OS so I can print without having to reboot into Windows. Ubuntu Software has Cura, but it is not the latest version (4.0 is out as of March 2019). Not only does this earlier version not have my printer in it… Continue reading Setting Up Cura and Virtual Machines on Ubuntu
So I FINALLY had success training my first neural network, although the results definitely made very little sense. So now it is time to improve it! Funny, but mostly nonsense Alright, this is probably a legit line he said First I needed to look up how to save the output, as it was just ending… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 17: Improving my David Rose bot
After over a month of software and hardware issues, I am finally at the point where I can install tengenrnn and train this network. Last time I recapped the long and aggravating (though educational) road I've been on, so I won't bother with it this time. Onward! I opened up my terminal and typed in… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 16: Training the GD Network!!!
It's been just over a month since this journey first began, and boy has it been a wild ride. Since so much has happened, I want to quickly recap before I continue on, just to fully appreciate what it has taken to get to this point. I spent my first three parts of this journey… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 15: Installing tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu (FOR REAL THIS TIME)
My PC has been dead all week, and I've been avoiding addressing this problem long enough. Since the GPU fans are not spinning and I was having weird graphics glitches with Ubuntu, I was fairly confident that removing the GPU and using the onboard graphics was going to fix this issue. Fingers crossed I was… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 14 – IT’S ALIIIIIVE!
Last time we ended things on the worst note thus far--my PC failed to POST. So now it's time to play a game called "which computer component(s) have failed?". It truly, truly is BUT FIRST, I had to create a space for me to safely work on this without getting dust or cat hair into… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 13 – Preparing to Rebuild My PC