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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 6: Remote Accessing My Desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) via VNC Viewer

So you'd think that since I got VNC Viewer working smoothly on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian OS) that it'd be just as simple to add my desktop PC (Ubuntu 18.04), but then you'd be just as wrong as I was. Apparently, Raspberry Pi's ship with a VNC server already configured, which is why it was… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 6: Remote Accessing My Desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) via VNC Viewer

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 5: Moving Over My Code to the Raspberry Pi

Now that I can remote in to my Raspberry Pi, I can finally move over my code. Before I do that, I need to set up my environment the same way so everything works properly. Luckily, I take really great notes and completely stole the following steps from my post Python Virtual Environments 2: Venv,… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 5: Moving Over My Code to the Raspberry Pi

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 4: Setting Up A Raspberry Pi Home Server & Remotely Controlling via VNC Viewer

So now that I've got my neural network, automatic meme generator, and Instagram auto-poster functioning, I'm ready to have them run by themselves at home. Not only do I want to update my AI DavidRoseBot Instagram account, but I also want to use these scripts to post my billions of nice Nikon pictures of Madam… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 4: Setting Up A Raspberry Pi Home Server & Remotely Controlling via VNC Viewer

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 3: Improving the Script

Now that I've got the bare bones working of generating a meme and uploading a photo to Instagram, I can now get to the fun part: customizing the script! I haven't used Python in quite a few years, but starting with a base gives me something to work off of, so I'm not too worried.… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 3: Improving the Script

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 2: Instagram-API-Python

Last time, I learned how to automatically generate memes using meme-generator-python. Now that I'm able to automatically create memes, it's time to automate posting it to Instagram. I signed up for a new account called DavidRoseBot and started looking around for open source projects to borrow code. My first auto-generated meme. <3 I found a… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 2: Instagram-API-Python

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 1: Meme-Generator-Python

Now that I have the ability to train a neural network and an Ubuntu laptop with Python installed, I'm ready to go on to the next phase of my project: automatically creating a meme and posting it to Instagram. Because I am too lazy to upload pictures manually to Instagram, David. Gosh Of course I'm… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 1: Meme-Generator-Python

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Python Virtual Environments 2: Venv, Virtualenv, & Virtualenvwrapper

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

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Python Virtual Environments 1: Pipenv vs Virtualenv / Venv

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

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My New Ubuntu Laptop

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

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Researching PC Tools

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