Dual Installations of Python 2.X and Python 3.X with Anaconda/Spyder

IS IT NOT BEAUTIFUL???

Python 3 has been around for quite awhile, but I have delayed the upgrade from my 2.7 version partially due to a small fear of my code breaking but mostly out of laziness. Well, I have procrastinated long enough, and today it was finally time to upgrade.¬†However, I wanted to still be able to run/test code in Python 2.7 in case some modules were no longer available in 3.5. The obvious solution from 5 minutes of Googling was virtual environments, but I had trouble finding an “Idiot’s Guide” to working with virtual environments in Windows with Spyder. Once I figured out how to do it, I felt pretty stupid, because it is actually incredibly basic. Continue reading “Dual Installations of Python 2.X and Python 3.X with Anaconda/Spyder”

Unplanned, Yet Successful: Mountain Unicycling in Sweden

There are two well-known groups of people in the world: those who plan everything to the finest detail, and those who refuse to plan anything at all. I normally fall somewhere between these two groups, but for a quick camping-and-unicycling trip to Sweden last fall, I hardly planned anything at all. To my surprise, the weekend trip ended up being quite a success. Continue reading “Unplanned, Yet Successful: Mountain Unicycling in Sweden”

A Wind Energy Conference in Munich

Yes, I ate it later. I was hungry!

Finally! After two months of living in Europe, I got to take my first trip outside of Denmark. Even though the trip was business-oriented (attending the 2016 The Science of Making Torque from Wind conference, frequently shortened to just “Torque”), I still squeezed in quite a bit of cultural experience. And where was this lovely conference, you might ask? Why, that would be in Munich, Germany, my good friend! Continue reading “A Wind Energy Conference in Munich”