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Fixing devpi package uploads in a Python 3.6.5 world

Upgrading our virtualenv builds to use Python 3.6.5 and the latest versions of setuptools, wheel, pip, and virtualenv broke publication.  We use a private devpi server and it rejected the new packages with the error devpi upload does not contain PKGINFO, skipping.  This post explains the error cause and how to work around it until a permanent fix for devpi-client 4.0.1 is in place.

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Fixing devpi package uploads in a Python 3.6.5 world

Upgrading our virtualenv builds to use Python 3.6.5 and the latest versions of setuptools, wheel, pip, and virtualenv broke publication.  We use a private devpi server and it rejected the new packages with the erro…


Archiving my DVD library

My DVD library is down to a few hard-to-find titles. Some foreign, some out of print, some from other regions. This post describes the set up and commands for backing them up to Matreoshka Video format using a headless …


Mini-Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

tl;dr:  Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Marvel Studios movie. Sam Reimi's 2002 film is an engaging, classical Spider-Man story. Spider-Man is to Marvel what Batman is to DC Comics:  the superhero who everyo…