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Python init system for Snacklinux

I've been thinking about this for a while. It's not really practical, but just for fun. Essentially rewriting the tools needed for a minimal Linux distro with just the kernel. I found this PyCon presentation(video on Youtube) about this very subject. Unfortunately there's no mention of it past 2006 but oh well. Another use for such a thing would like be similar to Docker but with the build process of SnackLinux.

Generating images for your podcast

I listen to Legends of the Old West podcast, it's a western-themed episodic podcast centered around outlaws.The narrator is great, the character actions are descriptive but I'm left wanting more.

With the surge of Stable Diffusion projects, I was inspired to make something AI generated art themed.

What I ended up with is transcribing the podcast audio into text, and then generating images based off of that. Take a look below for an example.

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Tuya Smart Home Temperature Monitor + Python (tinytuya)

Why look go outside and check the temperature if you can automate it and use Python?

I purchased this inexpensive wifi-enabled temperature monitor from Aliexpress for approx $20 CAD. The goal was to log the temperature and humidty throughout the seasons and make a graph at the end of the year.

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Merge big CSV files with Pandas and Python

I deal with large CSV at work, mostly database dumps. Google Sheets and Numbers/Excel just can't keep up with formula changes for 300k+ lines. What do we do? We use Python.

The use case here is replicating a the VLOOKUP function with a left join. We want to get the matching criteria from our referenced CSV file, but only the matching (otherwise that would be a full outer join).

Here's what our data looks like:

Python Pastebin upload script

I made a Python script the other day to upload files from the command line to Pastebin. Check the attachements to download. 

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