Category «Tech»

Tech related posts – Mostly Linux focused. Mostly how-tos and solutions to problems I’ve run into. But could be other things as well.

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 …

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 …