• January Job Numbers for Canada

    “The number of jobs in Canada fell by 88,000 in January to give the labour market its steepest one-month drop in nine years.” FULL STORY:
  • Bitcoin for Newbies

    This is a work-in-progress… For now, these items are in no particular order, except for the first one. Credit goes to the members of the Cryptocurrency Collectors Club for providing many of these links. Learning The whitepaper at that started it all, by Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto Guide: Bitcoin...
  • Happy New Year!

    2018 will be the BEST year, ever. (Click the image to watch the video)
  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! I recorded a quick YouTube video to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
  • A Programmer's Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before implementation, and all through the house, Not a program was working, not even a browse. The programmers hung by their tubes in despair, with hopes that a miracle soon would be there. The users were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of inquiries danced...
  • Disaster Recovery

    It has been a crazy month. I’ve been tracing the source of an intermittent issue that causes the hard drive on one of my laptops to go into read-only mode. While tracing this, an Ubuntu distribution update saw fit to remove the GUI, and all software packages that explicity depended...
  • Code Tidbit: (Twitter + Python)

    When I was active in the Bitcoin community, I experienced a surge in Twitter followers with foreign languages. After that, I decided to stop using a cron job for a Twitter command line interface to automatically follow users back. Since then, I have been trying to figure out a way...
  • Code Tidbit: PyLocalNow (Python)

    What is PyLocalNow? PyLocalNow is a Python module that returns a PyTZ object containing the local date/time and timezone, with or without nanoseconds, using ISO 8601 format.(ie. 2017-09-12 12:34:56-0400). The Problem Generally speaking, support for timezone-aware applications is inadequate. This became painfuly obvious during my work on the iWarehouse™ project,...
  • Code Tidbit: edsh

    Whenever I set up a new machine, one of the first scripts I put on the machine is for automating the creation of other scripts. For BASH shells, I use edsh, as follows:
  • Job Master Inquiry

    What is the Job Master? The Job Master is a J.D. Edwards application that I created for top-level management to get an overview of jobs in the ERP system, as they pass through sales, engineering, production, shipping, and invoicing. Large steel jobs can take months to design and build, and...

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