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How to Install cURL on Windows

This article describes how to install and use CURL on Windows. Curl is a free command line utility used for transferring files using various protocols. Most commonly it is used for transferring files over HTTP(S). cURL comes natively installed on Unix based operating systems such as MacOS and Linux. But windows is left out. Now that we have powershell on windows, you can get some of the functionality of cURL using various cmdlets like invoke-webrequest. However, if you are used to using a Unix tool Read more […]

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Python Basics – Getting started with Python

In this article, we will cover python basics. We will discuss what is python, where you can download python from, the basic syntax of python, how to input and output information in and out of your python scripts, how to do loops, conditional operators (if/else/elif), and how to write basic functions. What is Python? Python is a cross platform interpreted programming language that was introduced in 1989. The great thing about Python is that it is cross platform. You can run your basic Python applications Read more […]


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Installing Chocolatey Package Manager on Windows

In this article, I will describe how to install and use the Chocolatey Package Manager on Windows. But first, what is Chocolatey? To get the best explanation, it is best to quote the makers of chocolatey. “Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows (like apt-get but for Windows). It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you need. It is built on the NuGet infrastructure currently using PowerShell as its focus for delivering packages from Read more […]


Powershell vs CMD

Let’s compare Powershell vs CMD. Both Powershell and CMD are command line interfaces (CLI) or shell environments for Windows. CMD is the older version, and Powershell is where Microsoft is now putting all of their development resources. CMD You can think of the CMD environment as the evolution of Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System). While CMD might look a lot like DOS, it is not really the same thing. CMD was merely the shell that DOS used. Over the years, CMD has evolved and added commands. Read more […]


Python If, Else, and Else If conditional statements

Conditional statments are a large part of writing computer programs and switches. You want to take some sort of input, evaluate it, then take some action based on what the input was. The decision you make about what to do is called a conditional statement. The first conditional statement we will look at is an if statement as shown below.

  The above script gives X a value of 1. It then evaluates X and prints Higher if X is larger than 2. There is then a Read more […]


Python For loops and While loops

Python like all other major programming languages support both For and While loops for running the same block of code over and over again. In this article I will discuss the difference between a python for loop and a while loop. Generally the difference between the two kinds of loops is that you declare and initialize the loop and variables at the same time with a for loop. Whereas with a while loop, you declare the variables first, and then the wile loop separately. The most simple while loop Read more […]


Face and Object Detection using Python and OpenCV

For those who want to do object or face detection, the standard way to do it is with OpenCV. OpenCV is a programming library for Object recognition and is very flexible. You can train it to recognize any number of different objects. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be using Python3. However, you can use other programming languages with OpenCV as well.PreRequisites1. PipPip is not nesicarily a prerequisite. But it makes it a lot easier. Below are instructions on how to install Pip on OSX, Read more […]


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Getting OSX ready for Tensorflow

This article will describe the process of getting Tensorflow working on OSX.  By the end of the article, you will have all the prerequisites installed to allow you to run Tensorflow-based python applications on your MacOS/OSX computer. Install Homebrew Homebrew is a package manager for OSX.  It is similar to apt-get on Ubuntu or yum on Redhat linux.  Homebrew requires xcode to be installed. If you do not already have xcode to be installed, the install command below will install it for you. Read more […]


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Windows Update Commands – USOClient, Powershell, WUAUCLT

The windows Update CLI commands are useful for troubleshooting Windows Update errors. And they are helpful when you need to automate the windows update tasks. In newer versions of windows, the WUAUCLT command has been deprecated and replaced with the usoclient. In this article we have included the options and syntax for using wuault, usoclient, and powershell to detect and install windows updates WUAUCLT The windows update command utility in windows is: WUAUCLT. This stands for Windows Update Read more […]