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FreeBSD – Install Python 3 and Pip

I am starting a Python web project, and taking this oppotunity to learn django or flask. Development work will be done in my FreeBSD VirtualBox virtual machine. Before I started, I checked if Python was already installed. And yes, it was already loaded with version 2.7.12. [alvinsim@freebsd ~]$ which python /usr/local/bin/python [alvinsim@freebsd ~]$ python –version Python 2.7.12 [alvinsim@freebsd ~]$ But, I wanted to develop using Python 3. So, I searched if there was a port for it. [alvinsim@freebsd ~]$ psearch…

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From Vim To Emacs

Disclaimer: This is not a “Vim vs Emacs” type of blog post. I wrote this to share my thoughts of using both of them. Vim Vi or vim (Vi IMproved) is a text editor. It is installed on almost all of the *nix systems. You can choose to use it with the GUI, or, use it in the terminal or command prompt. I started using vim at around 2006/07. This was at one of my previous jobs where the servers…

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Automate It!

Image Credit – Eugen Stoll (Creative Commons License – CC BY-NC 2.0) Machines are wonderful. They help us to be productive by doing the things we don’t want to do or can’t do, whilst we can focus on other important things. Yes, I am LAZY! I write scripts or let services, like IFTTT (If-This-Then-That), to do things for me. This is how I automate some of my daily routines. 1. Script to update source code from repository, build and deploy…

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Things I Do After I Install Windows

Photo Credit: Luke Roberts 1. Connect to a (trusted) network After the Windows installation completes successfully, I’d connect it to the Internet. This is so that I can update Windows with the latest security patches, and download the necessary applications. 2. Windows Update It is always important to always keep your Windows (or any other OS you use) up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates. 3. Check Windows Settings For Windows prior to Windows 10, I would configure Windows…

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Hello

I used to blog at my wordpress site. But now I have decided to merge both my website and blog since I already have my domain name and hosting. Unfortunately, this was something I had put off for a very long time. What I will be blogging about? Hacks, things which inspires me and passionate about – coding/scripting, software development/engineering, tech, art, music, my kids. How-to articles especially for my own reference. My doodles (maybe). Why blogging? To share things I’ve learned to…

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