This article document how I updated python3 from version 3.5 to 3.6 on FreeBSD.
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After trying google chrome (technicaly “chromium”) for about half a year, I switched back to mozilla firefox.
Using Acrobat Reader’s ability to add text et cetera has proven unreliable for me. On multiple occasions I have lost all the text added to a PDF file. When your filling in 20-plus pages worth of permit forms this is a huge waste of time and extremely annoying.
So I set out to find another way using the free and open-source tools I have available.
On 2016-08-12 I visited the Thermenmuseum in Heerlen.
This museum is built around the remains of a Roman bath in what was then called the vicus of Coriovallum, which is situated at the intersection of two Roman roads, the Via Belgica and the road between Aquae Granni (Aachen) and Colonia Ulpia Trajana (Xanten).
If you would look over my github repositories, you’ll see that most of my programs are pretty small. And in general they are command-line applications. And that is good, because small is beautiful and simplicity is a virtue.
With Python it is relatively easy to make programs go faster by running things in parallel on multiple cores. This article shows you how.
We sill concentrate on a type of problem that is easy to parallelize.
The version in the FreeBSD base system is old, but the version used by the ports I can control. It took a while, but now was the time for me to switch.
This article is a write-up of what I learned trying to extract information from ms-office xlsx files using Python.