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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Solved! How to get a backup of your google assets -- use Google Takeout

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Solved! It's easily done with Google Takeout

Google Takeout is a manual but easy way to periodically backup anything you want that is part of your google account.

I backup only G-Drive.


  1. Signed in first to your google account if you're not already
  2. Go to https://www.google.com/takeout
  3. Pick what you want to backup
  4. Click next
  5. Choose the largest archive size
  6. Choose how you want the download sent (I get mine by email)
  7. Then click "create archive" and wait a few minutes
  8. When your email comes, download the file where you want it and you're done!
  9. If you ever want to unzip the file, use 7-zip.

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas 

If you would like to know more about a group of Pythonistas who share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to download from youtube for free

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In the youtube url, put an "ss" in front of the word youtube. Like this:
Here's the original URL: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=njpac+bishop+consecration+2018+hughes
And here it is with the "ss": https://www.ssyoutube.com/results?search_query=njpac+bishop+consecration+2018+hughes
Then choose the free download



I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas 

If you would like to know more about a group of Pythonistas who share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Trying out AWS Free Tier

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AWS Free Tier

says Garrett: AWS has a free tier.

Just go make a new account with a new e-mail.
A new AWS account can spin up a t2 micro instance for free. That'll probably be fine for any testing/playing.
Use your new aws account, spin up an instance, connect to it over ssh, and you are off to the races.

  1. The Developer Plan is $29 per month. Right now I have the free plan
  2. I tried the "sample" web app, based on the web app name solosandbox, and it created an env for me: solosandbox-env 
  3. Deploy a Python Web App: https://aws.amazon.com/getting-started/projects/deploy-python-application/?trk=gs_card




I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas 

If you would like to know more about a group of Pythonistas who share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too.