Python Requests SSLCertVerificationError Solution for Windows

I initially installed my Python version from the Windows Store and it worked fine for almost a year on my Windows 10 computer. Then I started getting this error message when trying to use the requests library on all HTTP requests: requests.exceptions.SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=’api.example.com’, port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /oauth/token?grant_type=client_credentials (Caused by SSLError(SSLCertVerificationError(1, ‘[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] […]

Did You Read the Whole Error?

You read the whole thing front to back? Every word? Stop and think about it. What is the computer trying to tell you? Sometimes something is obvious but needs to be reminded. I found myself thinking this yet again today. Often there are times where I would have saved some time and grief by carefully […]

So You Want to Learn Python?

Here are a few Python concepts for beginners to explore if you are starting out with the language. In this post, I’ll highlight my favorite “must-learn” tools to master that come with your Python installation. Understanding them will make you a more capable Python programmer and problem solver. 1. Built-in Functions. They are awesome! You […]

Pick Stocks Intelligently with ffn

How do you calculate stock valuation metrics like Sharpe ratio? Recently I’ve been reading about common stock valuation metrics and wondered how I can apply them to my stock portfolio. I started reading about different metrics, sketching formulas and entertained writing a script to calculate these metrics. But Python has no shortage of finance-related libraries. […]

20 Eclectic Computer Science Wikipedia Articles

Here are 20 random technology-oriented Wikipedia links I recently collected after re-organizing troves of bookmarked links accumulated over the past few years. These articles peek into the wide variety of things to learn about that exist in Computer Science. ABL. Always. Be. Learning. Curiosity and well organized browser bookmarks are your friend. I support Wikipedia […]