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Installing Windows Software on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux 1

A while back I switched over my desktop PC operating system to Linux to install and run neural networks. At the time, I wasn't ready to ditch Windows completely because of MS Office and my Steam games so I started by dual-booting Unbuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. My enthusiasm at finally being a real computer… Continue reading Installing Windows Software on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux 1

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Samsung Health Galaxy Watch with iPhone Sync Fix

A few weeks ago I ditched my Apple Watch and bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch. I was so impressed with it, I actually made a review to help others who wanted to know if the watch would work with the iPhone. While I love the watch, I have had issues syncing with the Samsung Health… Continue reading Samsung Health Galaxy Watch with iPhone Sync Fix

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 9: Revisiting The Cat Geek Posts

So I like my inspirational quotes posts, but I would really like them to be memes. I already found the python code necessary to make a meme, but I needed add a few additional lines to split the quotes evenly in half . That way the meme has text that is balance between the top… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 9: Revisiting The Cat Geek Posts

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 8: Populating My Cat Nikon Pics Folder

In order to populate my cat photos for my Instagram account The Cat Geek, I need to transfer my photos from my Nikon camera's SD card to my external harddrive that is mounted to my raspberry pi server. Smoosh is blocking the view of the raspberry pi, but I swear it's there! Ideally, I want… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 8: Populating My Cat Nikon Pics Folder

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My Samsung Galaxy Watch with iPhone Review (aka reasons you should dump your ugly square smartwatch for this)

I've spent the last few months working on a couple projects related to my mental and physical health. I've been trying to figure out ways to use technology to improve them both, and I've actually gotten pretty far into them. While I will still release those blogs gradually each Saturday, I was unexpectedly interrupted by… Continue reading My Samsung Galaxy Watch with iPhone Review (aka reasons you should dump your ugly square smartwatch for this)

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Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 7: Automating The Cat Geek Posts

Originally I was going to train a neural network to "talk" like a cat and have that create captions for my The Cat Geek Instagram account. I decided to hold off using the neural networks for now, and instead use the famous quote JSON file I downloaded in my previous post Automating Making Memes &… Continue reading Automating Making Memes & Instagram Posts 7: Automating The Cat Geek Posts

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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