Fall preparation

I am taking two Udacity classes right now, in preparation for my fall classes at school. One of the classes is a review of C++ for programmers. While much of the material so far is a review of things that I already know, having a different instructor means that I am learning tips and tricks... Continue Reading →

Dis-Assembly Language

My assembly language class has started and the first few homework assignments were mathy. I could see the connection in my mind between Discrete Math and my homework. I miss Discrete Math in a weird kind of way. I actually enjoyed doing my homework. We finally have the first set of actual assembly language programming... Continue Reading →

Up, Up and Away … GCP style

Today I wanted to use the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), since I have been spending so much time on AWS recently. I decided to build a very small web app with my go to stack: Python, Flask, Jinja, HTML, CSS and nothing else. I realized that I have not used Flask or Jinja in a... Continue Reading →

Watching Clouds….

My homework this week was to create a database schema, add some data from one of four sources, connect it to an AWS RDS instance using MySQL, and use the monitoring tools within AWS RDS to set up a CloudWatch dashboard to monitor the database.  Since I had some issues with my computer this week,... Continue Reading →


One thing that I like about SQL is the consistency. While there are several flavors, (e.g. Oracle, Microsoft, etc…) I can usually figure out the basics in whatever database I find myself using. Right now in my AWS database class, we are using cloud based relational databases, so SQL has entered my world again. It... Continue Reading →

Learning away from school

While I have continued to do my AWS class homework (AWS Educate has a ton of helpful resources, and I am officially enamored with the seeming simplicity of Sumerian), the past two weeks have also involved events where the learning was condensed into one day or several hours! Women Techmakers Google hosted an International Women's... Continue Reading →

AWS – Polly want a….

I know the title is cliche.... but my homework assignment this week for my AWS class involving using Amazon Polly. Prior to doing my homework, I had only heard that Polly existed, but I did not know anything about it. My experience with speech synthesis by computer started in elementary school. I used to write... Continue Reading →

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