Open edX - Bulk Email

One of the items I need to investigate with regards to Open edX is the bulk emailing functionality it offers. There is an enormous amount of research that indicates that weekly updates/announcements from staff have a significant effect on whether students will complete an online course. This makes the bulk...

Beat the Bank - Book Notes

I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Beat The Bank by Larry Bates as a Christmas present from my wife. I added the book to my wish list after listening to an interview with Larry on the Canadian Couch Potato podcast. The book was a very fast...

Open edX - Devstack - Viewing logs

This is a hint for debugging the devstack installation of Open edX. I ran into a problem where I was recieving a "Connection Reset" error whenever I was trying to browse the LMS at http://localhost:18000/. By running the following command you can see the logs entries being generated for the...

Open edX - Installing and Configuring Devstack

After a few starts and stops, it appears that I will be starting to work with the Open edX platform for my next project. Part of learning a new platform is documenting EVERYTHING. I want to make sure that I always have a copy of my notes, so I've decided...

Everyday Millionaires - Book Notes

Below are the notes I took while reading Chris Hogan's book Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too. To be honest, I was not thrilled with the book. It felt like a summary of Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover. I wish the book had...

Initialize Github Repository With Existing Files

This post is more notes to myself. I've been working through the exercises on the Codewars site to improve my Python coding. I answered an interesting Sudoku Solver kata and wanted to keep the code. I created a new GitHub repository and then wanted to add the existing code to...

The Obesity Code - Book Notes

I read  Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code this past week. It has been on my to read list since I ran across it in October. It was a quick and enjoyable read. Below are the notes that I took. Reduce your consumption of added sugars -This one seems pretty...

Habits - A Great Article

Having just completed reading Atomic Habits, I came across this article from NerdFitness that did a wonderful job outlining habit creation as well as methods for breaking bad habits. 5 Hacks to Effortlessly Build Healthy Habits in 2019