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Using TextMate from Windows

Remotely call TextMate from within Windows and have it pop up in macOS!

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Using Microsoft Cognitive Services to perform OCR on images

Thanks to the Computer Vision API of Microsoft Cognitive Services, we can extract text from images.

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Creating an Instapaper clone in Quiver

Using a Python script, we can save web content to a Quiver notebook and create an offline, slimmed down copy.

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Fixing syntax highlighting for f-strings in Jupyter

Can't wait to use the new Python f-strings? Alas, a visual glitch in Jupyter turns out to be a party pooper. There's an easy fix though...

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Forecasting Data Services schedules

Data Services does not offer the most useful insight into job execution statistics. Even worse, there's no overview of future job executions. By extracting schedule information and combining this with historic execution data, we can generate reliable estimates for future schedule executions.

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Optimize PNG size

Implementing lossless PNG compression with multi-processing.

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Converting RGB and RGBA to HEX

How to translate a RGB based color palette to HEX and adding transparency.

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