I love this tweet! This is so true!

I recently purchased a travel trailer for the family as the cost of plane tickets has made it so we don't travel nearly as much as we used to. I plan on writing about the hopefully many trips we take and this is the first, Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.

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Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.

Charles F. Kettering,

For awhile I have wanted to start doing more with my Raspberry Pi than just XBMC. So I decided to build a wireless temperature sensor to monitor the temperature in my kids' rooms.

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What a pain! I was on the way home and thought I had a flat tire, so I stopped and saw nothing. Looked closer to see one tire covered in tar, would have rather had a flat!

  life truck sucks

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou,

  quote life sucess

I wanted a reason to play with RabbitMQ and D3 for awhile. So this seemed like a good way to do both. I animated a tag cloud that is filled with words from a single twitter topic fed in realtime.

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I recently replaced my Nikon D3100 with a new compact mirrorless from Samsung, the NX300. I wanted a camera that could take great photos like my Nikon but in a much more portable form factor. I am loving my NX so far, here is my review.

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Part 1 Continued - Creating a python based backend

Last week I wrote about the creation of a python based backend for aggregating online course listings with Python.

Project Wisdom Code:

  Wisdom Backend

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Part 1 Continued - Saving to mongodb

I decided to build an online course aggregator and introduced the project in this post, and last week I started part 1 explaining the backend and creating the first provider class for coursera. This post I will dive into the storage engines, initially I created two storage engines; mongodb and postgres using sql alchemy.

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