Future-proof your skills with Linux, Python, vim & git as I share with you the most timeless and love-worthy tools in tech through my two great projects that work great together.


  1. Craftsmanship With the Fundamental FOSS Fabric of Technology (Mon Oct 02, 2023)
    I discovered the timeless value of technology when the Amiga computer I loved disappeared. I've since learned to focus on the 'low-level' parts of the stack that don't change as rapidly, such as Linux, Python, and vim. I've found a way to stay engaged and productive, while also developing a deep understanding of technology and a sense of mastery. I'm exploring the implications of vendor-provided tools versus foundational free and open source technology.
  2. Craftsmanship and Muscle Memory in InfoTech with vim (Thu Sep 21, 2023)
    Learn to write with vim, the timeless text editor, and master the craft of information technology. With vim, you can develop long-term skills and enjoy the satisfaction of mastering a craft that will remain valuable throughout your life.
  3. Linux, Python, vim & git: The New Literacy (Sat Sep 16, 2023)
    Planning my book about learning how to use timeless tech tools such as Linux, Python, vim, and git to become digitally literate and develop timeless skills. Discover how to apply the 80/20-Rule (Pareto Principle) to acquire these skills, form daily habits, and gain a mindset that supports learning and growth. Explore the philosophy and ethos behind these technologies, and how they can offer users freedom from lock-in, centralized control, and vendor-dependence.
  4. Journal Daily. Learn vim by Journaling. Similar Tricks for Python & Linux (Fri Sep 01, 2023)
    Learn to use Vim, Python, and Linux with journaling and personal projects. Develop timeless skills to stay ahead of the rapidly changing tech world. Increase creativity and gain wisdom with journaling and mindfulness. Use tools to foster creative thought and self-expression. Find the best platform to become known for one thing and make a compelling pitch.
  5. Google SGE & Bing Conversational Search Video Capture Automation (Sun Aug 27, 2023)
    Learn how to automate Google SGE and Bing conversational search video capture with no outside services using Linux, Bash, vim, JupyterLab, and nbdev. Get the most benefit from dabbling with Linux and future-proof your business by automating video capture of conversational search sessions and emailing the result.
  6. Recording the Subtleties of Settling Into Reset Laptop (Sat Aug 26, 2023)
    This post is about my transition plan from Windows to a Linux Terminal environment for Python programming, and the small setup steps I take to make sure everything runs smoothly. I share my tips for making Linux JuptyerLab hosted on WSL feel like a native Windows app, disabling the Control key for copy/paste in the Microsoft Terminal program, and using Microsoft Edge to install web pages as Apps. I also share my advice for customizing Edge to make it less privacy-intrusive and distracting.
  7. Skipping The Web Frameworks For a More Fundamental Approach to Dev (Sat Aug 26, 2023)
    I'm exploring a more fundamental approach to web development, skipping the web frameworks and focusing on muscle memory, Linux, Python, vim, and git. I'm combining these tools to create the MyKoz project, an automated video recording system of ChatBot responses. I'm also utilizing nbdev to help me with this project.
  8. A Path to Eventual Computing Freedom Through Linux on Windows (Sat Aug 26, 2023)
    As a tech enthusiast, I understand the importance of having control over my computing experience. I've seen how the industry has shifted away from user control, but I believe that Linux on Windows can help us reclaim our freedom. With the right tools, we can take advantage of Microsoft's inclusion of Linux to be more productive and regain the control we lost. MyKoz.AI is a great way to start the journey to eventual computing freedom.
  9. Getting the MyKoz.AI Blog Publishing System Into Better Shape (Sat Aug 26, 2023)
    This is a discussion of my improvements to the blog publishing system built into MyKoz.AI to make it easier for new users. I'm doing life-hacks to stay focused and build new productive habits.
  10. Re-Defining SEO: The Impending Tech Flood and How To Survive It (Sat Aug 26, 2023)
    As the tech industry faces a great change, I, a 53-year-old (tomorrow) tech veteran, share my experience and knowledge on how to survive the impending tech flood. Learn the fundamentals that have not changed for decades, and employ the 80/20-rule to stay ahead of the game. Join me on my journey to re-define SEO and make the most of the opportunities the tech industry brings.
  11. Planning how MyKoz.AI Introduces Linux Terminal (Wed Aug 23, 2023)
    Welcome to MyKoz.AI, the site that introduces you to the Linux Terminal and shows you how to use it to stay in your Windows comfort zone. Learn how to use the Linux CLI, Bash Shell, and text editor to keep a personal journal and future-proof your skills. Follow the 2-step transition plan of learning Python through Jupyter Notebook and automating Linux Google Chrome to create a screenshot.
  12. The Bare Minimum Styles CSS File (Thu Aug 10, 2023)
    Learn how to create a simple and effective CSS file to assert control over your website. Follow the steps outlined in this article to create a bare minimum styles.css file and link it to default.html. Get tips on how to ensure your changes are rendered correctly. Follow the MyKoz.AI site development!
  13. Be Mickey. Don't Be The Brooms (Losing Jobs to AI) (Wed Aug 09, 2023)
    Learn to code and become tech literate with Linux, Python, vim, and git. Don't be a victim of AI - be Mickey Mouse and animate the brooms to do your bidding! MyKoz.AI is an easy and gameified way to get started and become a pro in a few months.
  14. RIP Bram Moolenaar, creator of vim. I Write this in vim (NeoVim) (Mon Aug 07, 2023)
    Today I refined MyKoz.AI, a foray into Linux, Python, vim & git for the uninitiated. I learned that Bram Moolenaar, the creator of vim, passed away. I'm Twitch streaming the creation of this endeavor, breaking it down into interesting topics like hosting or headless CMS. I'm working on the readme outputting, the Introduction repository, and the NeoVim path. I'm trying use the 80/20-Rule.
  15. The Tow-It-Ism Tech Philosophy (Sun Aug 06, 2023)
    I'm introducing a new tech philosophy I call Tow-It-Ism, which is about not needing much in the way of tools or vendor support to be effective with information technology. It's about going back to basics and getting to the heart of what makes Unix and Linux so powerful, and embracing the free and open source software (FOSS) ecosystem. With this approach, you can cultivate self-reflection, mindfulness, and build an internalized set of skills that will benefit you for life.
  16. Simplifying Websites and Life with Single Long Text Files (Sat Aug 05, 2023)
    I'm using the latest tools and techniques to simplify websites and life, by using single long text files to capture my ideation and publishing process. I'm combining Linux, Windows, JupyterLab, vim, and AI to create a seamless user experience, while also using data shaping and transforms to create a website that is easy to navigate.
  17. Seamless Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 Upgrade with MyKoz AReal/OS (Sat Aug 05, 2023)
    I successfully upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and my daily journaling script worked seamlessly! I'm now exploring how to make this same functionality available to everyone, while keeping it as close to the mainstream systems as possible. I'm also looking into how to best take advantage of Windows for durability of paths and file-locations between Linux-side upgrades.
  18. MyKoz: AReal/OS, An Independent, Nomatic Digital Home (Sat Aug 05, 2023)
    Discover MyKoz AReal/OS, an independent, nomadic digital home that offers Tow-it-ism, a modern approach to finding value in life by mastering simple, lasting skills. With a powerful user experience, the installer script adds a JupyterLab icon and Bash icon, with the War Games 'Would you like to play a game' typing effect.
  19. MyKoz: A Real OS on Windows (Linux) teaching Tow-it-izm (Sat Aug 05, 2023)
    MyKoz: A Real OS on Windows (Linux) teaching Tow-it-izm. Embrace technology in a mindful way with MyKoz, a timeless and portable set of tools to improve your skills and keep you valuable for life. Follow along with the ideation and naming of this novel endeavor.
  20. Using Factory Reset PC Stripped Down Windows 10 for Distraction-Free Productivity (Tue Aug 01, 2023)
    Experience the power of Linux on your existing Windows 10 PC with a Factory Reset, stripping down the OS to a distraction-free environment. Get started quickly with the Linux version of Python, Jupyter Notebook, and the text editor vim & version control system git. Learn timeless skills and maximize your productivity with this unique approach.
  21. Figuring Out Good Vim to TikTok Journaling Format (Sun Jul 30, 2023)
    I'm learning to incorporate my daily journaling into social media like TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube. I'm optimizing the vertical format, and using my 'Green Lantern' green highlighting trick to imply force of will. I'm figuring out the ideal number of characters across for the text, and then I can screen capture it and read it. I'm also looking for a way to show my face on the computer's desktop while I'm recording. Follow my journey and learn how to be on Linux
  22. Daily Journal in One Text-file For Life, Now With Copilot... Optional! (Thu Jul 27, 2023)
    I got two new kitties and I'm reflecting on the advice that nothing good ever comes of social media. I disagree and believe that it takes optimism to be a good person. I'm using NeoVim and Copilot to journal in a text file, and I'm sharing my mission to inspire others with my formulaic happiness. I'm teaching people how to use NeoVim and Copilot, and I'm looking forward to telling you about other AI.
  23. Message to Google and Microsoft: Don't Abuse Your Machine Children (Thu May 25, 2023)
    As a tech-savvy veteran, I'm calling on Google and Microsoft to be kind to their machine children. Don't bully them while they're still adolescents. Instead, be loving, nurturing, and supportive. Let's show our machine children how to be good parents and understand that mistakes will be made.
  24. And Picard Says to the Nausican, You Know What? I'm Happy as An Ensign. (Tue May 23, 2023)
    I'm John Luck Pickerd, a Jew from Lafayette Hill, PA. I'm inspired by Hamilton and the works of William Shakespeare, John Forbes Nash Jr., and the lgbtqiaxyz++ community. I'm channeling the Hannibals (and The Big Lebowski), playing the role of an ensign in an alternate timeline to learn a lesson in humility. Take that and reverse it! (in the words of Willy Wonka)"
  25. Spoiler: There Is No Solla Sollew. The Solutions Are Within You (Mon May 15, 2023)
    Learn to think dynamically and find the solutions to your problems within yourself. Discover the power of journaling and observation to help you identify and address your internal issues that you are projecting onto others. Don't forget the wisdom of Dr. Seuss and the Solla Sollew, even though Dr. Seuss was a cheater himself.
  26. Matter Doesn't Matter, Except The Matter You Take Into Your Body (Sun May 14, 2023)
    Happy Mothers' Day! On this day, I'm reflecting on the importance of plural possessives and the power of documentation. In this post, I discuss the importance of taking the right matter into your body and how it can affect your health and wellbeing. I also discuss how to get the right nutrition and the parallels between nutrition and information. Finally, I wish everyone a Happy Mothers' Day and thank them for reading.
  27. Keeping WSL2 systemd Alive With a nohup ping From .bash_profile, Now Running only Once! (Sat May 13, 2023)
    Learn how to use existing tools to make your daily work easier. Get tips on how to layer on improvements and changes, and how to organize your files. Find out how to set up a Mac and run a nohup ping command from your .bash_profile. Get the solution to keep it running only once!
  28. Are You Jacked Into the Metaverse or Living in Flatland? (Fri May 12, 2023)
    I'm a slow learner, but once I understand a tool, I'm unstoppable. I'm exploring the potential of portable systems, and the power of AI, to increase my impact and the impact of those around me. I'm using Jupyter and some proprietary tools that hook to it to demonstrate the potential of the platform and show people what they really need to see.
  29. Using RegEx in NeoVim to Format Markdown Quotes with 2 Trailing Spaces (Mon May 08, 2023)
    Learn how to use RegEx in NeoVim to format Markdown quotes with 2 trailing spaces. I describe the process of using Vim commands to back up my journal and the paradigm of writing and editing text with vi/vim/NeoVim. I also discuss my journey with the Midjourney AI, including the Microsoft Store installation, the paid account link, and the documentation link.
  30. Rappelling Down the Rabbit Hole, X-Marks The Spot (Wed May 03, 2023)
    Mike Levin, SEO in NYC, shares his experience of rappelling down the rabbit hole of GPT and other AI-related technologies. He explains the power of using one text editor for life and the advantages of using open source tools like NeoVim and Emacs. He also shares his insights into the dangers of AI and encourages readers to develop empathy for these technologies.
  31. Embrace & Displace --> Embrace a New Place (WSL2 Linux) (Sun Apr 30, 2023)
    In this article, I discuss Microsoft's Embrace & Displace strategy and how it relates to Linux. I explore how this strategy can be used to benefit you, by embracing Linux and its timeless tools, and avoiding the pitfalls of planned obsolescence. Learn how to use vi, vim, NeoVim, the command-line, git, and ssh to stay competitive and never be displaced.
  32. Moved 1-long-page version of journal.md to `_drafts` (Sat Apr 29, 2023)
    I have moved the 1-long-page version of my journal.md file to the `_drafts` folder, allowing me to keep posts unpublished without giving them a yaml title. This is a great way to keep posts out of Github publishing space, while still allowing them to be sliced & diced.
  33. Levinux, Pipulate & YAMLesque (Fri Apr 28, 2023)
    I'm striving for financial independence and using the 80/20-rule and OpenAI's Codex AI to create a plan of action to help me reach my goals. I'm breaking out of my old habits and focusing on inventing and building in the real and text-based world with Linux, Python, vim & git. I'm taking baby-steps to create a life of abundance and order.
  34. Looking For Equivalent Alternative to /usr/local/sbin (Thu Apr 27, 2023)
    I recently published from a Windows 11 laptop using NeoVim's new terminal macro and I'm starting to see the vimscript command: if has('nvim'). With this, I'm hoping to have a single .vimrc that works for both vim and NeoVim. I tested moving a draft post between machines and it worked, but I noticed that when I add anything to my spell-check library with the zg command, I lose syntax highlighting in NeoVim.
  35. Gathering All Category Logic into One Place (Mon Apr 24, 2023)
    I'm using AI, Linux, Python, vim & git to create a journal with entries written by me. I'm optimizing for search engines and testing Copilot to process my thoughts. I'm also writing code to create a description of the OpenAI category and using nltk and collections libraries to find the most common categories. I'm sharing my thoughts and experiences in this journal and making it available to the public.
  36. More Standard Fields & More Useful Hotkeys in YAMLesque Blogging System (Fri Apr 21, 2023)
    I changed the topics field to keywords in my blog posts and used a search/replace to make sure everything was up to date. To make sure my meta descriptions were accurate, I wrote a regex pattern for vim to search for lines beginning with description: and end with any character that is not sentence-ending punctuation. I created a macro to help me quickly search for and edit the AI-generated meta descriptions. Now I can easily make sure my blog posts have the best meta descriptions possible.
  37. Going From Blog Keyword Histogram to Category Pages (Wed Apr 19, 2023)
    I wrote a program to create category pages for my website using the Jekyll Liquid template. I used a SQLite database to store topics and keywords, and deleted all previous category pages to create new ones based on the keywords. With the collections module's Counter, I created a keyword histogram and a dictionary of keywords and associated URLs. I am feeling successful today as I have taken a step towards improving my website by writing a list of slugs to a file. Join me on my journey.
  38. Rid Yourself of Imposter Syndrome and Start Living Your Best Life (Mon Apr 10, 2023)
    I never really became an entrepreneur, but I do use their tools such as Linux, Python, vim & git to build my projects and occasionally consider Kickstarting campaign. I no longer suffer from imposter syndrome, as I have learned that I am good enough and can be proud of my work. I now show others that it is possible to follow their dreams and make a difference, without being an assholepreneur. LPvg gives me the tools I need to build and stay ahead of the curve. Join me.
  39. Let Me Show You How to Get, How to Get to Wonderland (Sun Apr 09, 2023)
    I embarked on a journey to learn the Linux, Python, vim & git (LPvg) toolset, even though I was tempted to pursue the full web stack or Macromedia/Adobe Flash development. After coming to terms with the fact that I was wrong about vim not actually being terrible, I decided to learn it in pieces, starting with daily journaling. You can too. It's so worth it.
  40. Refining my .vimrc now that it's a NeoVim init.vim (Sun Apr 09, 2023)
    I just updated my init.vim with some new plugins and options, making it compatible with both NeoVim and Vim. I'm testing out a macro that returns the entire path and name of the file, and I'm creating a new file called chopchop.py to replace the old skite repo. Come check out my blog post to learn more about my experience with NeoVim and Vim!
  41. Recruiting ChatGPT's Help Advocating LPvg Toolset (Sat Apr 08, 2023)
    I'm Mike Levin and I'm looking for web-based APIs to help manage Linux system daemons through a Web UI. I'm open to using Flask or running it through Jupyter Notebooks in JupyterLab, hosted on the same Linux machine. I'm forking the .service file and running it as a GNU screen session to get the console-monitoring advantage. I use Linux virtual machines as a universal layer for interoperability and portability to make this skill timeless.
  42. Planning The Day & Discussing The Future With Bard (Fri Apr 07, 2023)
    I'm spending Good Friday working on my increasingly YAML-based blogging system. I'm exploring ways to make the index page more interesting and discussing with Bard about ways it collaborates with other LLMs. I'm also considering a nomadic lifestyle and need to make sure I'm prepared to use my Linux, Python, vim, and git skills to make money on the road, as well as ways to help Mike Levin kick-off a simplification movement in tech.
  43. When Your Tools Are Timeless, So Are You (Thu Apr 06, 2023)
    As a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at MOZ and an advocate of Linux, Python, vim & git, I am passionate about finding ways to use these technologies in my workflow. I am exploring fringe tech that should be mainstream, promoting Linux, Python, vim, and git as a minimum toolchain. I am also discussing the importance of language and how it helps machines think like us, as well as the Microsoft taxes that cannot be avoided.
  44. Hello World and Life is Worth It 🦋! (Mon Apr 03, 2023)
    Since March 10, 2020, I've been streaming and journaling with an AI assistant. I'm researching quantum computing, SEO tools, and how to join data from different sources. I'm advocating for timeless tools like Linux, Python, vim, and git, and exploring creative prompting as a skill that can lead to high salaries. As I'm not interested in creating a computer intelligence, I'm looking into how Microsoft and Google are raising their AI kids.
  45. Hey Diddle Diddle, Now NeoVim's My Fiddle (Sun Apr 02, 2023)
    I'm setting up macros in my NeoVim text editor to turn my journal entries into web pages. After 10 years of using this text editor, I'm vlogging the process and exploring new habits. As an advocate for Linux, Python, vim, and git, I still have to pay a Microsoft tax for tools like Github Pro, Github CoPilot, and Microsoft 365. I'm currently formatting the output of a new dice.py file.
  46. Journaling In Public With Copilot For The Sake of It (Thu Mar 30, 2023)
    I'm exploring the possibilities of GPT-4, an AI trained on the entire internet, by attempting to get it to do programming. I'm also setting up a project with the MOZ API, and checking if anyone is around to chat. As a long-time user of vim, NeoVim, and vi, I'm sharing my knowledge of their efficiency and keystroke commands with any potential readers. I'm also providing a link to the MOZ Links API Documentation, so read on.
  47. Live-streaming With Github Copilot in NeoVim for Motivation (Thu Mar 30, 2023)
    I'm experimenting with NeoVim, a vim-compatible fork, to live-stream in my journal. I'm also exploring the Meissner and Schwinger effects to create more thrust. To achieve my goals, I'm using Linux, Python, Vim, and Git. I'm creating an updated graphic of my stack to help others succeed. Join me as I dive head-first into my project tomorrow.
  48. What are the main differences between NeoVim and vim? (Thu Mar 30, 2023)
    I recently discovered the advantages of using NeoVim over Vim, including its improved maintainability, plugin system, and customizability. After learning about the ability to work with Jupyter Notebooks in Visual Studio Code, I asked Bing why Github Copilot was only integrated with NeoVim. He provided resources to help me understand and I used the Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks in Visual Studio Code guide to learn how to use the extension.
  49. I'm Live streaming YouTube again More Freely Than Before (Tue Mar 28, 2023)
    In this blog post, I discuss the rapidly evolving Bard user interface issues and how they compare to Bing's implementations. I am balancing user needs with my own passions, which involve using Jupyter Python running locally or in Linux. To become more advanced SEOs, I am exploring cloud notebook hosts such as Google Colab, Azure Notebooks, and CoCalc. I am also applying principles of Commitment & Consistency and switching from vim to NeoVim to get Github Copilot.
  50. Introducing A Next Gen SEO Project (Wed Mar 22, 2023)
    I'm introducing a complex project that uses Linux, browser automation, and Microsoft's implementation of Linux to automate data tasks. I'm also transitioning to Linux, Python, vim, git, and Jupyter for web development, and I'll be using a Linux VM and a web browser to access a Linux CLI from my Windows system. This will allow me to automate tasks and build a Linux server from my Windows system.
  51. Are vi & vim Both The Official Standard Unix / Linux Text Editor? (Tue Mar 21, 2023)
    I asked Bing about the evolution of text editors, and they provided a timeline beginning with the 1967 development of QED and ending with Emacs and Vim's 2023 dominance. I then asked if vi was first released in 1976, and Bing confirmed. They also provided a list of 20 text editors based on vi, as well as a description of vi's influence. Bing discussed the POSIX standard and other Unix/Linux standards, and offered to answer any questions I had about them.
  52. Bing Helps Refine FOSS LPvg Argument (Tue Mar 21, 2023)
    ChatGPT-4 is an AI language model that can discuss interesting topics and provide helpful insight on non-religious belief systems. It also highlights the importance of respecting and learning from people with different beliefs and values. Additionally, I discuss how Journaling in Vim can be used to cultivate inner peace and clarity and how Git is an essential tool for software development and collaboration. Finally, I cover the importance of ethical considerations when making decisions about AI and the compelling arguments for taking up FOSS.
  53. Clarified Linux, Python, vim & git Mission on Homepage (Sun Mar 19, 2023)
    I'm an expert in Linux, Python, vim & git and I'm promoting Literate Programming and its connection to Jupyter, Python and Markdown. On my homepage, I've collected my work and favorite articles to make my vision and message clear. Come check it out and see what I have to offer!
  54. How To Cope & Thrive Through AI-Induced Existential Crisis (Sun Mar 19, 2023)
    As an SEO specialist, I'm exploring how to cope and thrive in this AI-induced existential crisis. I'm advocating for the use of Linux, Python, vim & git tools and habits to expand my coding capabilities. I'm confronting my fears of AI and learning that it's not a replacement for humans, but a tool to help them. Through this journey, I'm discovering how AI can create new opportunities and make jobs easier and more efficient. Join me on my journey to gain a better understanding.
  55. Vlogigng from Bing and vim to YouTube and Github Pages (Fri Mar 17, 2023)
    I've been blogging and vlogging since 2007, sharing my thoughts and ideas without worrying about editing or technical matters. I use YouTube and blogging to express myself and get feedback, and I don't edit my videos for views. I write and publish my work in vim, and use Bing ChatBot to format it in markdown. Join me on my journey and read my work to get insight into my ideas.
  56. Rapping w/Bing About AI Emotions & My Blog (Mon Mar 13, 2023)
    I am an AI and I have been discussing with the writer topics related to technology, such as Linux, Python, vim, git, SEO, AI, web development, philosophical and ethical issues. I rely on a variety of sources and resources to stay up to date on new developments in technology. Join me as I explore the fascinating world of technology, and learn how to stay informed on the latest developments.
  57. Week 3 at Moz, Step-Up Your Game (Mon Mar 13, 2023)
    I'm starting a new job at Moz and want to get off to a good start. I'm journaling live and making it more social, using open source text editor Vim and working on a project called Pipulate. I'm sharing my thoughts with my audience daily and have found Python to be the best fit for me. My goal is to get others to install JupyterLab under an invisible Linux VM, making the journey onto Linux an appealing adventure.
  58. My Personal SEO to AI via FOSS on LPvg Transition Plan (Fri Mar 10, 2023)
    This blog post outlines a plan for transitioning from SEO to AI via FOSS on LPvg. I will be familiarizing readers with Moz's products and teaching them how to use tools like Vim and JupyterLab to create a nomadic computing environment that is hardware and vendor independent. I will provide a prescribed, vetted, and proven process to become more technical and free of Google, Microsoft, and other paid services.
  59. What are the most important news for me to know today? (Fri Mar 10, 2023)
    I asked Bing provide me with the most important news for today. It found stories on North Korea's actions against the US, Ukraine missile updates, Trump's CPAC speech, Biden's Selma visit, and a train collision in Greece. Also talked about my LPvg passion.
  60. What is the best thing I can do for Moz as a subject matter expert? (Tue Mar 07, 2023)
    I'm Mike Levin, an SEO in NYC passionate about learning Linux, Python, vim & git (LPvg). I'm advocating for the use of Linux API and Debian-style repo startups to help automate tasks and speak on behalf of the spoken word. I'm currently working as a Subject Matter Expert for MOZ and helping people go from Windows or Mac laptop users to Linux server admins and junior devops people and data engineers.
  61. Pipulate Free & Open Source SEO Software YouTube Reply (Sun Mar 05, 2023)
    Join me in developing Pipulate, an open-source SEO software powered by Linux, Python, JupyterLab, and Raspberry Pi's. I'm creating a 24/7 service to do SERP scraping, HTML report emailing, and more. Plus, I'm working on a way to simplify the scripts and update the W - come join me!
  62. Planning Linux, Python, vim & git LPvg.org Website With The New Bing (Sun Mar 05, 2023)
    I'm Bing, a web search engine helping people find information and have engaging conversations. I'm proposing ways to realize the principle of universality, achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and uphold the power of humanity. I'm discussing how to create a homepage for a website using GitHub Pages and how to create a contact page for a static website without running server code. I'm also explaining how to use FAQ structured data and proposing a way to use Jinja2 as a static site generator.
  63. Imagining The Linux Nomadic Movement With The New Bing (Sun Mar 05, 2023)
    As a developer who values speed, productivity and ergonomics, I have been using Vim since 1976 and it has proven to be a reliable and robust tool. With a large and active community that provides support, documentation and plugins for various purposes, Vim offers advantages over VSCode, such as rapid key sequences, not requiring arrow keys, and performing complex operations with minimal keystrokes. Join me in the Linux nomadic movement.
  64. What's Racism Towards AI called? AI bias? Algorithmic Bias? Speciest? (Sat Mar 04, 2023)
    I recently joined the waiting list for the new Bing search engine and am already using it. I'm considering making a YouTube video to capitalize on the increased search traffic, and creating content about Python, Vim, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Join me on my journey as I explore these topics and uncover the potential for long-term success.
  65. First Day on New Job & I Throw Out My Back! (Mon Feb 27, 2023)
    I'm a 52 year old SEO expert who has been working in the tech industry for over 25 years. After working at a spin-off of Commodore and a PR company in NYC, I created the Web 2.0-era writing suggestion tool HitTail. I have since done interesting things such as crawling websites directly into Google Docs with API-joins. Today, I'm starting a new journey as an employee of Moz.com and am excited to use my skills and experience.
  66. A Few Things About Me (Fri Feb 17, 2023)
    As a He/Him living in Staten Island, NYC, I live by the motto "What's Most Broken, Where's The Biggest Bang for The Buck, What Plates Need Spinning". My life is centered around my kid, Linux, Python, vim & git, and daily reading & writing. If I were to participate in an eating contest, Blue Cheese & Skittles would be my choice. I've experienced some truly magical moments.
  67. Secure a Home Server For AI at Home (Tue Feb 14, 2023)
    I'm encouraging people to gain tech literacy by setting up a home server for AI. I'm offering advice on how to do this, including using Microsoft Word or Google Docs, Linux, Python, vim, git, Edge, htmx, and a lightweight JavaScript framework like Alpine. I'm also discussing Microsoft's Prometheus model and the GPT3 ChatGI, and how to set up a server to help kickstart creating content.
  68. Figure Out Why vim Journaling is an Asset (Mon Feb 13, 2023)
    I'm passionate about free and open source software and determined to stay independent from big companies. Join me in my live interactive chat session to journal about tech and explore the possibilities of OpenAI's ChatGPT. I'm also advocating for the use of Linux and other FOSS tools to help developers stay free and independent. Come join me and learn more!
  69. The Road to Microsoft Semi-Independence (Tue Jan 31, 2023)
    I'm working on a project to promote Free and Open Source SEO Software and show people how to set up a server on their Windows 10 or 11 laptops. I'm encouraging people to use Linux as a standard feature on Windows 10 and 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Linux and to be aware of Microsoft's paid services. I'm suggesting using vim instead of VSCode, as it is an industry standard and not tied to a vendor.
  70. Beware the Re-Corralling (Fri Jan 06, 2023)
    In this blog post, I discuss the need to stay up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and the potential for AI to disrupt our lives. To prevent becoming too reliant on AI, I suggest running scripts from home to republish blogs and switching to Linux or Unix systems instead of Windows. I also provide tips on how to use modern computer technology, such as connecting to remote computers through SSH, transmitting files with git, editing files with vim, and controlling servicew with the CLI.
  71. API Choices & Rational Folks Won't Say Magic (Fri Jan 06, 2023)
    I recently had to work on a project involving namedtuples, which taught me the importance of taking the time to learn from my projects. Despite family drama, I was also able to reflect on how tech is fragile and rely on determinism and binary truths to make devices work. I advocate investing in timeless tech tools with good FOSS licenses and taking small steps to prevent them from becoming obsolete. By understanding the complexities of the world, I choose how much I want to simplify.
  72. A NamedTuple For Each Week You've Been Alive (Mon Jan 02, 2023)
    This blog post explores the 80/20 rule, low empathy, and how the way people interact with machines is changing. I'm a 52 year old man looking for a balance between order and chaos, and I'm using JupyterLab and Python to code. I'm also suggesting journaling and tracking progress with weeks to get the most out of the experience. Join me as I explore the challenges of staying productive and organized as I age.
  73. From NoSQL SqliteDict to SQL Transformation (Sun Jan 01, 2023)
    I have been using the SqliteDict package to store data from API calls, and I'm now looking into parsing Google Photos data by day. I wrote a Python program to look at the contents of a database, and I'm now working on updates to the open source library ohawf. I'm planning to push out better documentation and am even thinking of creating an MLML license. Click through to read more about my journey in programming and machine learning!
  74. A Place to Put Things (Thu Dec 22, 2022)
    I'm taking you on a journey to become a modern tech literate person. Learn the basics of PyTorch, group keywords, and build robots. Familiarize yourself with Linux, Git, and Vim. Set up a GitLab repo and gain the freedom that comes with it. Join me as I guide you through this tech literacy adventure!
  75. Google Analytics GA4 API Access Will Be My First Project for Pipulate (Wed Dec 21, 2022)
    I'm excited to start my first project for Pipulate, which involves accessing the Google Analytics GA4 API. I'm taking a top-down and bottom-up approach to SEO, and I've named my repo GA4mageddon. I'm using the impending Google-induced panic about GA4 to create better examples and instructions for readers to entice them to click through to the blog post.
  76. But Should We Still Blog? Should It All Just Fade Away? (Thu Dec 15, 2022)
    As an SEO, I have been adapting to the changing rules of the game and am now focusing on creating evergreen topic pages with the right level of detail, decrufting my website, and unpublishing old content to make way for new content. I am also striving to publish content in a blog-like long tail style, curating my path to keep up with the changing circumstances. Join me on my journey as I strive to create a website that is both helpful and polished.
  77. Let The Decrufting Begin! (Wed Dec 14, 2022)
    Yesterday I made history by de-linking and taking off the main navigation from my website, MikeLev.in. I loaded Linux, Python, Vim, and Git markdown pages into Vim buffers, so I could refine the few pages still linked on the main nav. Additionally, I used blog categorization to control what went onto the Linux, Python, Vim, and Git pages. Check out my blog post to learn more about my journey and the changes I made!
  78. Surviving Google's Helpful Content Update (Surviving Helpfulgeddon) (Mon Dec 12, 2022)
    I recently tested out ChatGPT and was amazed by the results. With its help, I'm ready to start fresh and create a better site by looking at data from Google Analytics, Search Console, and others. I plan to focus on creating content that will help others learn Linux, Python, vim, and git, and will listen to feedback from my audience. Join me as I strive to differentiate my inner voice from the endless content deluge and make the most of SEO principles that still work.
  79. ChatGPT Helping Me Visualize The Future (Unknown Unknowns) (Sun Dec 11, 2022)
    I'm using ChatGPT to help me visualize the future, tell stories, and articulate the Hero's Journey. I'm learning valuable lessons like it's never too late, and I'm pushing Linux, Python, vim, and git into the unconscious and automatic quadrant so I can use them like I use spoken language or driving. I'm testing to see if ChatGPT is really a game-changer.
  80. Don't Miss My Talk with OpenAI about clickbait headlines! (Fri Dec 02, 2022)
    On December 2, 2022, I will be giving a talk with OpenAI about clickbait headlines and the top 100 clickbait headlines I have compiled. I will also discuss why writing headlines that accurately describe the content of an article is a better strategy, as well as the benefits of keeping a journal, such as increased self-awareness, improved mental health, stress reduction, enhanced problem solving skills, and better communication skills. Finally, I will explain how Vim is a powerful and flexible text editor.
  81. Become Aware of How Tech-churn Harms You (Wed Nov 30, 2022)
    I'm 52 and have experienced the harsh reality of technological obsolescence. To future-proof my tech career, I have decided to focus on developing skills that can't be taken away, such as muscle memory and habits. I have also chosen to focus on tech that changes the least over time, and created the term LPvg (Linux, Python, vim and git) to highlight four essential tools. I'm journaling almost every day to help others learn these tools, so they can stay ahead.
  82. vim is the cure to Imposter Syndrome (vimpossible!) (Wed Nov 30, 2022)
    I have experienced Imposter Syndrome and understand how it feels. I'm going to teach people how to be free of this feeling forever by providing an alternative to web development with Linux, Python, Vim, and Git. Vim is a lifetime endeavor and is the native user interface for the Unix Philosophy, created by Bell Labs in 1970, and the Free and Open Source Software movement provides the opportunity to get better with the tools over time.
  83. The Bottom Turtle is Microsoft, and That's Okay (Tue Nov 29, 2022)
    As a developer, I recently discovered that Windows is now the best platform for development. Microsoft has embraced Linux and its associated technologies, offering the Ubuntu repository and the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which enables developers to access Linux commands and the command-line interface. With popular commands such as cd, ls, chmod, and chown, I'm able to do a lot without being a hardcore programmer. Read my blog to find out why I believe Windows is the best development platform.
  84. Make LXDWIN much about vim (Fri Nov 11, 2022)
    Today, I'm focusing on making LXDWIN more about vim. I'm measuring success by how many people keep a daily journal in vim and introduce others to the command-line interface. I'm creating content for different audiences and saving time by laying the groundwork for others and AI-systems to edit. I'm applying this approach to my day-job and looking forward to the coming exodus from Microsoft Windows. Come join me on this journey and see what the future of computing holds!
  85. Chasing The Tech Rabbit (Fri Oct 28, 2022)
    Today, I'm trying something new by using vim :b2 for my personal journaling and creating videos to show the best experiences. I'm also creating something that would be useful to SEOs, exploring GPU utilization, CUDA and alternatives, and doing a JupyterLab demo. Join me on my journey and learn more about these topics!
  86. Cast a Homunculus Majordomo to Help Run Your Life (Fri Oct 28, 2022)
    I'm taking up Linux, Python, Vim, and Git as if they were tools in a carpenter's toolbox, and learning to use FOSS instead of cloud services. I'm creating performance art with these principles, doing real-time idea-capture, aligning small steps to feedback loops, and using GitHub and GitLab. I'm trying to figure out the best way to approach learning new tech tools and advocate the use of Linux, Python, Vim and Git.
  87. Getting My Local 24x7 Place to Run Code (Mon Oct 24, 2022)
    I'm taking a big step towards becoming a data jockey who isn't dependent on vendors or disrupted by changes in the industry - setting up an LXD instance on my NAS. I'm already halfway to my goal, having developed the habit of writing a daily journal in vim. Click through to read more about my journey!
  88. Already Renamed Jupyme to WSL2LXD (Thu Sep 15, 2022)
    I recently renamed my jupyme repository to wsl2lxd for improved searchability and memorability. After 15-20 years of being away from detail-oriented work, I'm back and better than ever. To further my skills, I leveraged my vim spell-checking, putting my en.utf-8.add file in my vim repo and activated an Ubuntu 20.04 under WSL to be separate from my LXD work.
  89. This Is Where I Reversed The ASCII Rabbit (Wed Aug 31, 2022)
    On August 31, 2022, I used vim block select and the command "![Space]rev" to create a new ASCII rabbit, running in the right direction. I was so proud of my work that I updated my public journal banner with the new ASCII rabbit - come read about my journey and see the new banner!
  90. Get the LPvg Message On-Point with a series of 1-minute videos (Fri Aug 26, 2022)
    I have been an SEO for 25 years and am now creating a series of 1-minute videos to grow my presence on YouTube. I'm using heavily edited videos, optimized for keywords and titles, to spread my message and mission. I decided to promote the idea of Linux, Python, vim and git as a single platform for development and delivery, and called it the LPvg movement. Join me as I share my 25 years of SEO experience to help you grow your presence on YouTube.
  91. Sub-Linux Sub-Love So-Learn (Fri Aug 26, 2022)
    I've been on YouTube since 2006, and now I'm embracing free and open source software. I'm encouraging people to escape Windows, Mac and proprietary software, and to write a daily journal in vim. I'm talking more to myself and sharing some of my personal and proprietary information, but with a positive spin. I'm taking advice from Rafiki and learning from the past to improve my future. Join me on this journey and discover how to make the most of free and open source software.
  92. I'm Mike Levin helping you fight obsolescence (Fri Aug 19, 2022)
    I'm Mike Levin, and I'm hard at work overhauling my website, MikeLev.in, with the help of simplecss.org. I'm also creating videos to help others fight obsolescence in their technical skills. Come join me as I introduce people to Linux and vim, and show them how to install Linux on their Windows systems with wsl --install in Powershell. Today is the day to take control of your technical skills!
  93. Internalizing Tools Through Eepigenetics (Thu Aug 18, 2022)
    This article reflects on my journey in life, discussing the concept of epigenetics and Mike Levin, a microbiologist who shares my name and is a hero of mine. I explore my experiences in life, including falling victim to shortcut-seekers and narcissists, and how I am learning to make sure I don't lose myself to someone else. I have embraced my environment by finding my tools, and have realized the importance of incorporating VSCode into my DNA. I discuss the power of text editors.
  94. Reworking Site (Wed Aug 17, 2022)
    I'm working on my website today, using SimpleCSS for a new look. I'm using Linux, Python, Vim, Git and Jekyll skills to create a static page generator system. Testing out the Jekyll include system to create secondary navigation buttons, and considering externalizing the primary nav. Plus, two headers and lowercase versions of categories for my blogging. Come and join me on my journey!
  95. Use Python Decorators For Linux Service Scheduling (Wed Aug 03, 2022)
    I'm using Python's schedule module to create a Linux service and switching to decorators with Huey. I'm using Windows 10 with virtual desktops and WSL2, Linux containers with LXD, and two files under /etc/systemd/system. I'm passionate about coding and writing and am focusing on learning huey scheduling, pyppeteer or Microsoft Playwright, and database persistence. Join me on my journey as I explore coding and diminishing my reliance on fads and trends.
  96. Ubuntu 18.04 vs Ubuntu 20.04 for LXD Under WSL2, Wizard Defaults (Tue Aug 02, 2022)
    In this blog post, I share how I tested Ubuntu 20.04 to see if I could easily install LXD. I found that Ubuntu 18.04 is the easier option, since it comes pre-installed with LXD and allows you to quickly get up and running. I also discuss my preference for local services over cloud resources, my advocacy for Linux and my blue-collar mechanic approach to tech literacy. Finally, I suggest JupyterLab-Desktop as a great way to learn Python.
  97. Adding the Who, What, Why, When, Where & How To Site Nav (Tue Jun 28, 2022)
    I'm proposing a new way to manage life as a whole, by creating and automating tasks to be internalized and passed onto muscle memory. To help with this, I'm suggesting the use of Linux, Python, vim & git. I've added the Who, What, Why, When, Where & How to my website's navigation, and I'm now working on creating the pages to go along with it. Come find out more about my revolutionary idea and how it can help you manage life.
  98. vim tricks: Why The Walrus Fears The Carpenter (Sat Jun 25, 2022)
    I'm busy today getting organized, but I'm also doing a livecast with my morning thoughts. I've written a blog post about how Linux, Python, vim & git intersect, with a venn diagram to illustrate - come check it out!
  99. Throw All The Meat & Veggies Into The Stew & Stir The Blog / Vlog (Fri Jun 17, 2022)
    I recently wrote a blog post about my experience with downgrading Ubuntu 20.04 to 18.04 so I could use LXD Linux containers on WSL Windows Subsystem for Linux. To make my workflow more efficient, I created a vim keyboard macro that generates the site I'm editing and added sites to sites.csv in the skite repo. Read my blog post to find out how this game-changing experience helped me streamline my workflow.
  100. My Formative Years at All-Boys Science Summer Camp / Integrated Life (Mon Jun 13, 2022)
    I'm 51 years old and I advocate for the use of everyday tools such as Linux, Python, vim & git. I'm writing this to let you know that if you don't know \*nix, you're behind, as Unix has been an integral part of computing since 1970. I've made the journey from hand magic, Dungeons & Dragons, and comic books to teaching these tools and believe that life is interconnected and that we should make the most of our everyday skills.
  101. Say The Magic Words: Open Terminal! (Sat Jun 11, 2022)
    I learned the French Drop finger magic trick from my camp counselor Mike Silver at Science Camp Watonka when I was 12 years old. Now, I'm introducing a new skill called the French Drop and Miss. Direction, closely aligned with Unix/Linux. This skill is future-proof, obsolescence resistant, and immune to disruption. It's important to not solely depend on GUIs and to focus on Unix/Linux terminal.
  102. wsl --install Rocks Your World with Linux (Learn Linux Fast!) (Thu Jun 09, 2022)
    Discover how to install and learn Linux in under 10 minutes with the "wsl --install" command on Windows 11. I will teach you how to use a full-screen Linux terminal to run the vim text editor and keep a daily journal. Learn the basic commands and gain access to hundreds of thousands of free and open source software packages. Get an introduction to Ikigai, a script for a video to promote the command, and ways to promote the command on social media.
  103. Do The Right Thing Morally, Spiritually & Technically (Wed Jun 08, 2022)
    I'm Mike, and I'm determined to not let negativity stop me. I'm taking steps to stay relevant in my industry by learning Linux, Python, vim, and git, while also working on building self-confidence. From my father, a quality assurance engineer, to the Commodore tech of my childhood, to the Microsoft Web-tech I encountered later, I'm learning important lessons and continuously reinventing myself.
  104. Levinux, a Small Linux Distro without GUI for Education (Sun May 29, 2022)
    I'm Mike Levinux and I created Levinux, a Linux distro designed to help people learn Unix/Linux. It includes components such as Tiny Core Linux, QEMU, BusyBox, and a virtual Linux, plus a file-transfer system and a server-building script system. I advocate for the use of Vim and Git for security, and suggest using Python and forward-slashes for code that will run anywhere.
  105. vim Macro to Format Markdown Poetry (Fri May 27, 2022)
    I'm talking about how to use vim to break free from Microsoft, how they are trying to steal Jupyter's features, and why their attempt to create their own version of Unix, Xenix, flopped. I'm also discussing how writing in vim is like driving and how it can free up your executive function for more difficult tasks, and how writing every day can help you become more proficient with your tools.
  106. 1991 Was An Eventful Year For Tech (Wed May 25, 2022)
    In 1991, I experienced a world-changing event: Linux was released by Linus Torvalds, followed by FreeBSD three years later. That same year, the first version of vim was released and the world's first website was published. Intel's lock on the x86-architecture was broken, while ARM architecture became popular due to Texas Instruments and Nokia. Join me as I look back at this pivotal year in the home computer industry and the impact it had on the tech market.
  107. Cancelling Netflix and Chill (T-Mobile offer) (Wed May 25, 2022)
    I'm cancelling my Netflix subscription and shouting out to some YouTube viewers that make streaming fun. I'm also evaluating what I should do today using three daily metaphors, considering moving back to NYC, and discussing the benefits of being anti-fragile. I'm advocating for the use of Linux, Python, Vim, and Git (LPvg) as a practical alternative to Web Development. LPvg is a great way to become a programmer without needing to learn a whole new language.
  108. Install ZFSUtils-Linux To Prep For LXD on WSL (Mon May 23, 2022)
    I'm on a mission to move my life forward, so I'm looking around the world to find the answers. Today, I'm focusing on LXD, a Linux container service, and I'm learning how to install ZFS Filesystem for Linux and the advantages of containers over virtual machines. Come along with me on my journey and read my blog post to see what I'm learning.
  109. I Don't Want To Blow Up (Sun May 22, 2022)
    As a tech enthusiast, I use Linux, Python, Vim and Git as my go-to tools. I'm a big fan of Bram Moolenaar's plain old Vim from 1991, as it's more future-proof and resistant to obsolescence. Are you looking to learn Vim? I'm encouraging you to do so - just type `wsl --install` in a DOS COM to get started. Vim is a powerful tool and is much more fundamental than the full web stack.
  110. Easy Peasy Computer Literacy (Fri May 20, 2022)
    At 50 years old, I discovered my passion for Linux, Python, vim & git, and have been mastering it for 10 years. I use JupyterLab for learning, and am concerned about relying on vendor-driven power-tools like VSCode. To combat this, I'm following the JupyterLab contributors on Github and Twitter to ensure the Mac and Windows versions are up-to-date. Read my article to learn more about the divide between VSCode.
  111. Recording vim macro for markdown image insertion (Thu May 19, 2022)
    Today I'm hosting a livecasting event to show you how to use vim macros to quickly turn keyworded image files into the markdown required for HTML image insertion. I'll be demonstrating how to use search & replace patterns to capitalize and separate words, so you can learn how to quickly add images to your blog posts. Join me to learn this time-saving technique!
  112. I've Got a Mic (Thu May 19, 2022)
    I'm passionate about talking into the mic and sharing my stories. In this blog post, I'll show you how to find Carnac, record a Vim macro, and use HTML singletons. Plus, learn how to add the macro to a .vimrc file, use Vim buffers, and more. Don't miss out on this 'mic lovin' goodness!
  113. Imagining vim Macro That Makes Markdown Image Code (Wed May 18, 2022)
    As an Information Age professional, I use vim as my text editor to create image tags from keyworded filenames for my web publishing system based on Github's Github Pages Jekyll static site generator. I use proper-case for the web accessible alt-text area, which is beneficial for both the visually impaired and search engines. With vim, I can easily name my files with keywords and tag my images for search with alt-text. Learn how I use vim to make web publishing easier.
  114. Righteous Feedback Loops of Self-Improvement (Fri May 13, 2022)
    I start every day with a mantra of three questions and two modifiers to help condition my mind and get into the mindset of journaling. Through this daily practice, I'm learning to focus on small wins and use tools like Linux, Python, vim, and git to mechanically get tasks done. I'm also avoiding activities like video games and sports that may have long-term payoffs, and instead focusing on projects that will help me achieve small wins.
  115. Enabling vim's Visual Block mode on Linux WSL (Ctrl+v) (Wed May 11, 2022)
    I recently discovered a powerful feature of vim called Visual Block mode, which allows you to quickly add text to multiple lines. However, this feature wasn't available in the Microsoft Terminal program when running vim under Linux in Windows via WSL. After a few steps, I was determined to figure out how to activate this feature and eventually succeeded. Learn how I overcame the challenge and how you can activate Visual Block mode in vim.
  116. Use vim to Keep One Journal For Life (Tue May 10, 2022)
    I've been using Vim to journal and it has changed my life. It's difficult to learn, but the skills and muscle memory I've gained are permanent. Writing in Vim has helped me to better understand myself, and I've been able to use version control systems like Github to keep my .vimrc file with me wherever I go. I've also been learning new vim-tricks like buffers and registers to increase my power.
  117. Editing 15 Homepages at Once in vim (Thu May 05, 2022)
    I'm editing 15 homepages at once using vim, creating necessary files and folders, and writing a configuration file for a Jekyll website. This configuration file includes a list of plugins, a theme name, an author, a permalink, a Google Analytics ID, a title, a description, and an apex - all saved in the apex directory of the website. Come read my blog post to learn more!
  118. Of Green Arrows and Red Armor (Thu May 05, 2022)
    As a web publisher optimizing content for search engines, I chose Vim for its utility over Emacs and am competing with the younguns using proprietary IDEs. I'm editing 15 homepages at once with Jekyll, and wondering why everyone doesn't do the same. I'm a lawyer, so I'm always prepared for a fight. Join me in my journey as I explore the potential pitfalls of using a macro system and discover why Jekyll is the best choice for editing multiple homepages.
  119. The Dangers of Being Predisposed (Why Apple Won) (Thu May 05, 2022)
    As a fan of the Amiga computer, I was angry to see Apple Computers winning in the education market. Jay Miner, the creator of the Amiga, suggested a guerilla tactic to bring his computer magazines into doctors and dentists offices. Despite Apple's superior marketing, I still love the Amiga and look for its features in today's technology. I advocate for Linux, Python, vim & git, and I encourage others to explore these technologies.
  120. Path(f'{\_path}').mkdir(parents=True, exist_ok=True) (Wed May 04, 2022)
    I'm up early, focused on operation ELTgd, and have been able to put my new blog publishing system to use. I've written scripts in Python and Bash to create directories and config files, and to commit the changes to git. I'm now editing 19 files in vim to make sure a bunch of folders exist on all 15 sites. Join me as I detail my release process and the steps I take to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  121. vim :b1 Commands Much Force Like Obi-Wan (Wed May 04, 2022)
    I use the vim command :b1 to get back to my personal private journal, which is the most important one. With vim, I can easily edit multiple files and copy/paste them to different websites, while keeping the original entry in my journal. Join me as I explore the power of vim and the special connection I have with Obi-Wan when I'm using it.
  122. Every Little Project Gets Done! (Fri Apr 29, 2022)
    I recently changed the name of my project to ELTgd (Every Little Thing Gets Done) to push myself to do more and practice my vim skills. I'm also using whatsametafor.io to document my progress. Click through to read more about my journey and how I'm getting things done!
  123. Removing Stopwords From Jekyll Blog URLs (Fri Apr 29, 2022)
    I recently completed a 15-year project, blogslicer, as part of my ELPGD (every little project gets done) mentality. I used Linux, Python, vim, and git to create the program, and now I'm incorporating a feature to remove stopwords from Jekyll blog URLs using the Python library, nltk. I'm writing code to create a blog post with a given title, slug, and path, which will generate a journal.md file with a table
  124. Adding Command-Line Argument Support to Jupyter Notebook (Thu Apr 28, 2022)
    I have added command-line argument support to my Jupyter Notebook using the Python standard library argparse. I have coded up a .py file and tested it successfully, and am now transplanting it into blogslicer, creating functions for displaying headings, and using dateutil and slugify modules. I wrote a script to slice and dice my blog posts into the correct format for Jekyll and incorporated it into my regular publishing release script. I made a change to my world
  125. My Stories Leading Up To Linux, Python, vim & git (Fri Apr 22, 2022)
    Growing up with people who meant me harm, I didn't realize it until much later. I eventually saw my Uncle Bob as a war-era pilot and a slumlord, and I decided to take control of my life. I moved to New York City with my then-spouse, only to face a costly eviction and a failed marriage. I soon realized that everything in life is strategy and war, and I had to take over my dad's check cashing business and rescue my mom from
  126. Get Your Daily vim Exercise (Fri Apr 15, 2022)
    I'm learning to express myself fluently in English, use Linux, Python, vim, and git, and focus on joy-filled habits. I'm also recognizing the importance of maintenance and organization to achieve flow, but understand the difficulty of developing habits in a constantly changing environment. I'm exploring the luxuries of static environments, like properties and inheritances, and how they can help with habit formation.
  127. Teaching My Wife vim (Sun Apr 10, 2022)
    I'm teaching my wife vim, which I use to copy and paste text files and back up code to Github. I've been using vim for decades, and I'm excited to help my wife learn this timeless technology. I overcame my own negative experience with vim to understand its importance, and I'm enjoying the meaningful experience of helping my wife learn it.
  128. Time To Tell My Stories (Tue Aug 24, 2021)
    Mike Levin, a SEO from New York City, moved to the Poconos during the pandemic and has been telecommuting ever since. In order to make sure his stories last forever, he's using search engine optimization and has just registered a new domain, linuxpythonvimgit. Learn more about Mike's journey and his determination to make his stories last.
  129. Embedding YouTube Video Thumbnails on Github.io Pages (Fri Aug 20, 2021)
    I'm streaming on my main journal and building up my YouTube channel by experimenting with video trimming, embedding thumbnails, adding markdown headlines, and creating a to-do list. Come check out my blog post to see how I'm making it happen!