Who Is Nick?

  • June 14, 2019

    PYODBC face smash

    Just had a hell of a time installing pyodbc on AWS ECS Linux AMI. And since I think I smashed it… here’s what i did.

    First go though everything on this post. An awesome start


    However, the challenege I had next

    (env) [ec2-user@ip-172-30-1-231 eurion]$ pip install pyodbc
    Collecting pyodbc
    Installing collected packages: pyodbc

    Yet, pip freeze still had no pyodbc! FACESMASH!

    So, after running through it 100 more times slightly differently, it occured, let’s go manually, shall we??

    (env) $ cd ~/src
    (env) $ curl -O -L https://github.com/mkleehammer/pyodbc/archive/4.0.26.tar.gz
    (env) $ tar xvzf 4.0.26.tar.gz
    (env) $ cd pyodbc-4.0.25
    (env) $ python setup.py build
    (env) $ python setup.py install

    not there… one more error.

    TEST FAILED: env/lib64/python3.6/dist-packages/ does NOT support .pth files
    error: bad install directory or PYTHONPATH
    You are attempting to install a package to a directory that is not
    on PYTHONPATH and which Python does not read ".pth" files from.  The
    installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
    the distutils default setting) was:
    and your PYTHONPATH environment variable currently contains:

    So I guess I’m setting $PYTHONPATH

    After trying a few try’s, I needed to knwo not just my virtural environment directory but also where my site-packages and dist-packages. Which ended up being

    export PYTHONPATH=$PROJROOT/env/:$PROJROOT/env/lib64/python3.6/dist-packages/:$PROJROOT/env/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/

    Any now give python setup.py install a go.

    And we’re good to go.

  • June 08, 2019

    My Personality (2019 Edition)

    Given that the past year has been a big one, it’s time to see how my personality test holds up to last years.

    Your type is: INFP

    “Questor”. High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.

    Introverted (I) 54.29% / Extroverted (E) 45.71%
    Intuitive (N) 86.67% / Sensing (S) 13.33%
    Feeling (F) 64.52% / Thinking (T) 35.48%
    Perceiving (P) 88.89% Judging (J) 11.11%

    Type 1 Orderliness |||||| 23%
    Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||| 60%
    Type 3 Image Awareness |||||||||||||||| 63%
    Type 4 Individuality |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
    Type 5 Rationality |||||||||||| 50%
    Type 6 Cautiousness |||| 13%
    Type 7 Adventurousness ||||||||||||||| 66%
    Type 8 Aggressiveness ||| 20%
    Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||||||| 83%

    Your main type is Type 4

    Your variant stacking is spsxso

    type score type behavior motivation
    4 25 I must be unique/different to survive.
    9 25 I must maintain peace/calm to survive.
    7 20 I must be fun and entertained to survive.
    3 19 I must be impressive and attractive to survive.
    2 18 I must be helpful and caring to survive.

    High level - still INFP. Lower level my type has shifted a tad. Probably as priorities and desires have changed with the little man.

    If you’re curious about yours, this was made using the Jung+Enneagram test.

  • June 07, 2019

    Email is awesome

    I tell everyone that email should not be overlooked. And here I am, knowing this and doing nothing about it. It’s almost done and running. Come on in - sign up.

  • May 26, 2019

    Launch of Orality.ca

    With all my media thoughts, I’ve started Orality.ca. Hopefully I can mash through what’s been bouncing around in my head and make some semblence of a thought. Feel free to head over an read.

  • March 31, 2019


    My head is all jumbled. Conflcts of priorities. My therapists has a wonderful word for this: Confuckeded.

    And when I am, I do something to break the pattern. To make a small step towards something. This post - considering I haven’t posted in more than 9 months is just that small step.

    What’s my next step?