July 13, 2019

Crime Data Exploration with Python3, Numpy, and Pandas: Part 1

Overview Data is everywhere. Crime is too. The FBI runs a program called Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program that collects crime data from ~18,000 agencies all over the United States. This database is a gold mine of interesting statistics about crime in the United States. Follow along and learn about how you can use Python […]

July 10, 2019

What is Meditation?

Small moments add up over time, eventually they become greater moments. Larry Catron Overview Meditation is one of many forms of mental practice in which one deliberately practices relaxation, empathy, awareness, or focus. There are many types of meditation and many ways to practice meditating. In this article you will learn about the basic breathing […]

June 28, 2019

WKHTMLtoPDF: Bad Kerning on AWS Lambda

Post-Mortem: 3.5 Hours One 4 year old Github issue 1 obscure blog post about something else that helped I recently wrote an article about how to create a PDF generator API on AWS Lambda using Serverless, Python3, and WKHTMLTOPDF. Building a PDF Generator on AWS Lambda with Python3 and wkhtmltopdf. Sorry for all the acronyms. […]

June 24, 2019

Building a PDF Generator on AWS Lambda with Python3 and wkhtmltopdf

UPDATE 06/28/2019: For anyone attempting to follow this please read a follow up post about a font bug on the generated PDFs: https://blog.richardkeller.net/wkhtmltopdf-bad-kerning-on-aws-lambda/ Introduction Creating scalable APIs in 2019 is easier than ever before with serverless auto-scaling compute power being widely accessible. In this article I’ll show you how I created a PDF generator API […]

June 16, 2019

How to Build a Meditation Timer with React Native

Building a React Native App Introduction In this tutorial I will show you how to create a Meditation Timer with React Native. The difficulty level is medium if have never used React Native before. In this article I provide insights into working React Native along the way with building a real application. The project we […]

June 7, 2019

What I Learned From Tulsa’s Web Developer Conference 200OK

Insights from Tulsa’s 200OK Web Developer conference on being a better web developer.

June 22, 2018

2 Shell Commands Every Web Developer Needs To Know

Let’s face it, your code base is going to grow and many different people will work on it. Working with a large codebase, you’ll often have a hard time finding the correct files to edit your code. This is where the native linux command line tools are a life saver. The first command you should […]

March 24, 2018

My First Time Lapse Video

I created this time lapse video using 659 pictures. The pictures were taken with my Raspberry Pi and a 5 MP camera. The video is kind of boring, but it was a fun project.

March 16, 2018

How to Install Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi with SSH access enabled by Default

Simple instructions on how to install Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi with SSH enabled by default. Download Raspbian or NOOBS Download Etcher (Mac) (If you don’t decide to download NOOBS) Load Raspbian onto your Sim card via Etcher/NOOBS Create an empty file with the name “ssh” touch ssh Move the empty “ssh” file onto the root […]

Basics: How to use PyMysql

Quick look at pymysql for the Python programming language.