In order to tackle a small project that I’ve been meaning to start for a while, I needed to install the open source framework called Scrapy, which is useful for data extraction from websites. There’s an installation guide for the framework on scrapy.org and I thought installing the framework would be a simple task. Boy was I wrong… If you’re encountering issues with installing Scrapy, maybe this post can help.
We can manually upgrade to Windows 10 on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine, assuming your computer is eligible for the upgrade.
Have you ever wanted to get a snapshot of all the processes in the task manager without having to manually write down the processes one at a time or taking countless screenshots of the task manager window? There is a built-in command that is ready to save you a great deal of time.
Have you ever wanted to make a list of all file names in some folder you have on your Windows machine? One method to do that is to right click each file, click on Rename, and then copy & paste the file name into some list. I imagine most Windows users are well acquainted with that approach. There is another method to get the same result… without the pain.
Valgrind is a memory debugging tool available to Linux based machines. It runs your programs and keeps track of memory usage from calls such as malloc or free. If the program uses uninitialized memory or some chunk of memory is not freed, Valgrind will detect it and let you know. Easier debugging is just a few steps away.
Due to circumstances that I will not go into detail about, I am now using the Linux operating system called Ubuntu. I will be writing posts about commands and other things that I find worthy of noting. For this post, the useful procedure of note is logging in as root in the terminal.