Configuring Ubuntu 18.04 + CUDA 10.0 + NVIDIA GPU For Deep Learning With Tensorflow & OpenCV Python Bindings

Configuring a development environment to perform deep learning using the python bindings of OpenCV.

Guides Exist for Ubuntu 16.04; Less so for 18.04

This guide will essentially adapt existing guides for 16.04 and address the areas where those guides need to be altered or worked around to achieve the desired results. This solution isn't as well supported as 16.04 so if you're just looking for an easy way to get started with machine learning, you should probably look elsewhere. Here we're all about breaking things and figuring out how …

How to Politic: A Salt Lake County Democrats Guide to Partial Political Competence

I have no idea what I'm doing so I made this guide to help both of us.

Caucus Night

A friend encouraged me to attend the Democratic Party's Caucus Night. To be perfectly honest, I still don't know if that event was organized by the State, County or National Democratic Party, or some combination thereof. Regardless, I consider myself a democrat and I wanted to get more involved in creating change in my local community so I decided to go.

That same friend directed me to There you can enter …

Docker-Compose in Production

Because just when I figured out Docker Cloud, they dropped support for it.

Production is like development but with more stress and frustration

Just when I had my Docker Cloud deployment all figured out, Docker went ahead and ruined everything by announcing they were dropping support for it in May. So here I am trying to figure out how to use Docker Compose in production. Luckily, I already had a working implementation of Docker Compose for development. Unfortunately, docker didn't want to make things too easy for …

Switching To Containerized Deployment

Deploying my docker containers with Docker Cloud.

Getting Started

Like so many of my projects, I'm coming back to this one after several months of not touching it so I need to reorient myself a bit and then continue stumbling forward until I end up with something that works. The end goal is to be able to deploy a series of docker containers that make up a web application using Docker Cloud.

So far I have three docker files; one for Postgres, …

Product Review: FitBit Blaze

Smartwatches are worth it. The FitBit Blaze is not.

Are Smartwatches Even Worth Buying?

My experience with smartwatches began with the original kickstarter funded Pebble which I received in March of 2013. Since then, I have considered smartwatches to be a useful accessory that I prefer to have with me as much as possible.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Massively useful while driving

While driving, I can monitor incoming texts, emails, and calls with a simple glance of my wrist. I essentially don't …

Building a Server Monitor: Pyramid Setup

Because doing things manually is lame.

Building a Server Monitor

A few days ago I realized how nice it would be to have a web interface to manage my various servers. So today I'm going to start building one. I'll also be using this as an excuse to try out the Python web framework Pyramid for the first time. As usual, this post will be less of a guide, and more of a record of my fumbling through the void that …

Protecting Sensitive Information in Docker Compose

Protecting sensitive information when using docker-compose files in a public repository.

Hide Yo Passwords!

If you have multiple containers in a swarm service, this won't be the path for you. If you do have a docker swarm service, check out docker secrets.

I however, don't have a swarm, and I don't see any benefit in converting my setup into a swarm of size one, as the docker secret docs offer as a suggestion. So instead, I'll be using good ol' environment variables. The problem however, …