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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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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

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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