Author: chairmanmao

A Few Python Insights

I run a Raspberry Pi on my home network for three reasons: To have a local DNS (dnsmasq) so I don’t have to remember or look up numeric IP addresses

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sudo’ng Pycharm

I recently had occasion to write a simple python (3) script under debian buster with JetBrains’ Pycharm. The script rewrites protected system files so it needs sudo privileges…which turned out

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Configuring DbContexts

One of the things I find confusing about developing Entity Framework Core libraries is that using fluent-style configuration quickly leads to a gigantic override of the DbContext.OnModelCreating() method (I prefer

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Thanx, Gutenberg…sort of

With WordPress 5, the default post editor is a new piece of software called Gutenberg. It’s block-based, rather than it’s-all-just-a-bunch-of-text-based, like the earlier editor. It’s got a number of nice

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dnsmasq and /etc/ethers

I’ve used dnsmasq, running on a Debian Raspberry Pi, for years as my LAN’s combination DHCP and DNS server. It’s got a lot of configuration options, most of whose defaults

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