October 2, 2023

Compiling Python 3.12 from Source Tarball on Linux

Debian/Ubuntu Red Hat or Fedora: Download "Gzipped source tarball" the from, and it extract it locally. Check how many CPUs you have to enable faster compilation: In this example we have 8 CPUs on the github-cicd server. We want to use all our cores to compile so it runs faster. If you run into issues you can try using 1 or 2 fewer CPUS than reported by...

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January 27, 2020

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

I started the edx course "Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python" last Thursday. I learned Python way back in the late 90s early 2000s as I was learning Linux as well at the time. I'm ~8 months into my Python focused day job and I want the guided newbie approach. I even spent the $75 to get the validated identification so at the end of the course I'll get a certificate (so...

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