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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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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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Setting Up Cura and Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

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

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Neural Networking for Dummies 17: Improving my David Rose bot

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

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Neural Networking for Dummies 16: Training the GD Network!!!

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!!!