Installing Marlin 2.0 with the Arduino IDE

It would seem that installing Marlin 2.0 on an Ender 3 3D printer is suppose to be done using PlatformIO within Microsoft VS Code. Even though not recommended, it can be done using the Arduino IDE. It does require a little Set up and preparation first. Some time ago, I did a write up on …

Government Spending: Scales Way Beyond Astronomical.

Update: This was updated on 2021-03-17 as on 2021-03-11 President Biden signed another $1.9 Trillion bringing the totals to $5.2 Trillion. All facts, figures and numbers were updated to represent that new number. In 2020, since the beginning of the Pandemic, the US Government has passed 5 stimulus packages for a total is about $ …

Setting up a usable Python environment in macOS

So having recently gone back to the Mac after a 7 year hiatus to try out using Linux as a desktop environment meant getting 7 years worth of code working. Any Perl code I had would have been originally written on macOS, so it worked just fine. 3/4 of my C code was written on …

Big Data Analytics: $180 billion blunder?

In 2019, it’s estimated that various industries spent as much as $180,000,000,000 on so-called Big Data Analytics. Everything from big pharma to advertising. But, based on my experiences, I have to wonder how useful this great spend is. DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a data scientist. I am not familiar with the tools used and have …