Author Archives: bitsanddragons

About bitsanddragons

A traveller, an IT professional and a casual writer

Handling files with python

You know now how to write a multi-platform GUI with Tkinter. I don’t know what your GUI is doing, but it’s good to know a few things about how to log them. For that and for other purposes, we need … Continue reading

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The water wedding (XXV)

I see why the Fountain City is a dream for most of the mortals. The road we drive through is circling around the AM crater, and it’s on a perfect state: a smooth black band. Buildings to my left and … Continue reading

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The water wedding (XXIV)

– One hour to go. One hour and we will reach the borders of the Fountain City. Over there! Aren’t you nervous? – Seriously? – I said with my pants down, while he already was done with his business. – … Continue reading

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Creative Crisis 2.0

It looks like I started the blog exactly 2 years ago, therefore I need to post. Two years ago I started this with a dual purpose: to take notes about what I do (bits) and to share my dreams and … Continue reading

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CCP-EM install on CentOS 7

The CCP-EM software suite is a package containing tools for cryo-EM. You can find it here. I want to install it together with the already existing software. The Brief instructions seem to work fine, provided you have the requirements. This … Continue reading

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LDAP and sshtunnel : remote user identification techniques with python

I need to check the identity of one active directory (AD) user on a computer that is not a member of the AD. If you don’t understand what I’m speaking about, I envy you 😀 I was working with python … Continue reading

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ssh login ignoring bashrc

A small post for a small problem. I was editing my bash profile when I closed all my ssh windows to the remote machine I was working on, just to find out due to my (incomplete) modification I was not … Continue reading

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