I don’t always rack up 10k steps a day, but when I do…

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HerpDerp The Diary of Lupin Pooter
Yes, the wording of this post is a hat tip to a meme: The Most Interesting Man in the World. I don’t always rack up 10k steps a day, but when I do… I remember that the ten-thousand-step goal is an arbitrary number and a relic of 1964 Tokyo Olympics hoopla.

The dishwasher-safe mug that wasn’t

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HerpDerp The Diary of Lupin Pooter
For a cup or dish, a trip through the dishwasher probably represents an inanimate household object’s version of medieval trial by ordeal. A couple of years back, we bought a bunch of mugs and all but one have passed the dishwasher test with flying colors. The mug shown above, however, has been found wanting.

Changing your default Python install: one tiny wrinkle that shouldn’t have tripped me up

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HerpDerp Mucking About With Things Python Sysadminning
So you’ve installed a later and greater version of Python (Python 3.6.1 in my case) in /usr/local/bin and would like it to be used instead of your server’s default (and presumably older) python version when you type python at the shell prompt after logging in? The solution is widely documented. Add the following to the […]

How I got Python 3.6.1 and WSGI working on CentOS 7.3

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HerpDerp mod_wsgi Mucking About With Things Python
I set out to get WSGI going, with Python 3.x, on my CentOS 7.3 VPS. Initially, I began by trying to follow the path laid out in a 2011 blog post (Building mod_wsgi with EasyApache for WHM/cPanel) but with current equivalents of Python and mod_wsgi. That’s a very lucidly written article and it’s apparent from […]