Sending a Text Message with AWS SNS


SNS is AWS’s pub-sub service. It’s useful for sending and receiving alerts for events you care about. It can also be used to send SMS messages.

Some Cool IPython Tips


The IPython shell is a fast way to evaluate small bits of code. It also functions as a mighty fine calculator.

PyTorch Quick Start: Classifying an Image

Posted 2017-02-25 • Updated 2019-02-28

In this post we’ll classify an image with PyTorch. If you prefer to skip the prose, you can checkout the Jupyter notebook. Two interesting features of PyTorch are pythonic tensor manipulation that’s similar to numpy and dynamic computational graphs, which handle recurrent neural networks in a more natural way than static computational graphs. A good description …

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AWS CLI Quick Start


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) command line tool is a full-featured alternative to using the AWS console to perform actions in your account. Getting started is dead simple.

Running a Docker Container

Posted 2017-02-05 • Updated 2019-02-28

Once you’ve installed Docker, there a few basic features to know. In this post you’ll learn about running containers. If you haven’t gotten started with Docker yet, checkout this quick start guide. The basics You can run Docker containers with a command that takes the following form: The only required element is the image name. So …

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Parentheses Do Not a Tuple Make

Posted 2017-02-04 • Updated 2019-02-28

The problem Tuples are immutable sequences in Python. One common way to create a tuple is to put comma separated values in between parentheses. There are a few circumstances where you might prefer an immutable sequence over a mutable one, like a list. One reason they can be useful is for holding the arguments to …

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Docker Quick Start

Posted 2017-02-04 • Updated 2019-02-28

Docker is a useful tool for creating small virtual machines called containers. Containers are instances of docker images that are defined in Dockerfiles.