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AndyPi is my place for all my tech stuff, my portfolio of professional work, some fun stuff I’ve been working on and some notes to remind me how I got there! Enjoy 🙂

Debugging four common SSH key issues (aka learning from my Rookie Errors)

Debugging four common SSH key issues when authenticating with a Github private repo on a remote host: Not all VPS are created equal (especially AWS – Root user login disabled), Github access via SSH uses a different address format, Github repos must have unique SSH keys, AND only the key for the repo you are accessing should be loaded, SSH key forwarding gets disabled if the remote host identification changes.

Setting Up Django Cheat Sheet (Django web app with Ansible & docker deployment – Part 2)

A cheat sheet / reference for the minimum basic Django project.

Sorting photos with ChatGPT and python

All of my digital photos are in a very badly organised set of folders, some of which have names of the event. My most recent photos all come from my phone automatically uploaded to my laptop via OneDrive, in one… Continue Reading →

Top terminal tips for zsh on Mac

I’m doing some development on the mac platform and often using terminal for running commands and especially checking the code I’m writing into version control with git. 1. Search history At the command line you can already use the up… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce PDF Shipping Label Plugin with item SKUs

Is this the only WooCommerce shipping label plugin that can list SKUs? I run an e-commerce site selling bike parts at, and as it expanded I needed a way to move away from writing envelopes by hand, so I… Continue Reading →

Custom local storage caching for any Python function

For many programs some of the biggest performance issues are related to network and disk access – web requests and database access are some of the slowest aspects. I was commissioned by a client to improve the speed of a… Continue Reading →

Options for Continuous Deployment (Django web app with Ansible & docker deployment – Part 1)

For the first python web app I created, most of the tricky parts and learning came with trying to deploy it to a server, which result in lots of trial and error, and writing down a huge long list of… Continue Reading →

Web UI/UX for non-literate oral-preference learners

Almost 800 million people in the world are not-literate (according to UNESCO, and many more are semi-literate or oral-preference learners (I’ll refer to OPL for short in this article). Many of these are non-literate because their mother tongue is… Continue Reading →

Custom Static Site Deployment to Cloudflare Pages using Github Actions

I am creating a custom built static site to replace an old WordPress site for a client. The main aim is to make it easier to maintain and faster to load. Choosing Cloudflare pages is my default for static sites… Continue Reading →

AI natural voice generator for previously unwritten minority languages?

Imagine the possibilities opened up if you could create an AI voice from a minority language that was previously unwritten! I’m planning to update this post as I learn more. At the moment (March 2023), this is beginning to look… Continue Reading →

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