I’m a non-technical founder that’s teaching myself the coding skills needed to build my startup. I write about how to do the hard things I learn along the way.

The Founder’s Guide:

The expanded tutorial with explanations and screenshots

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The condensed version of this article contains the steps it takes to get the outcome within minutes.

It only takes one command to create a virtual environment but there are a few additional steps needed to actually use it with Jupyter Notebook. This includes installing dependencies but it also includes installing the virtual environment in Jupyter Notebook, using it in a notebook, and removing it.

The Terminal is an emulator that provides access to the file system on the Jupyter Notebook server from the remote computer. It runs on the same computer as the Jupyter Notebook server and gives users administrative privileges. …


The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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WSL2 will support programs that have a graphical user interface (GUI) in a future update but until then it must be set up manually. This article shows how to set up the requirements to use the GUI. It also shows how to build C programs from source code and schedule tasks from the command-line.

  1. Press “⊞ Windows”
  2. Enter “PowerShell” into the search bar
  3. Right-click “Windows PowerShell”
  4. Click “Run as Administrator”
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into PowerShell
  3. Press “Enter”
wsl
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into PowerShell
  3. Press “Enter”
username=$(wslvar…

The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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Image by Jon Tyson

The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

It only takes one command to create a virtual environment but there are a few additional steps needed to actually use it with Jupyter Notebook. This includes installing dependencies but it also includes installing the virtual environment in Jupyter Notebook, using it in a notebook, and removing it.

  1. Open the web browser
  2. Enter the IP address to the Jupyter Notebook server
  3. Press “Enter”
  4. Click “New”
  5. Click “Terminal”
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into Terminal
  3. Press “Enter”
username=$(wslvar USERNAME)
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  1. Copy the command from below these…

The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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This article is also written for Windows and Mac.

Dual Shot Face Detector (DSFD) is an open-source face detection algorithm that offers higher accuracy over Haar Cascades, Dlib, MTCNN, and DNN. It addresses three key areas of facial detection that includes feature learning, progressive loss design, and anchor assign based data augmentation. It also ranked 1st across the board in the WIDER FACE Face Detection Benchmark.

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The benchmark evaluation tested each detection system for mean average precision (mAP). It used faces that are extremely difficult to detect due to large variations in scale, occlusion, pose, and background clutters. …


The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

It might sound complicated but that statement is actually pretty easy to accomplish. It’s usually needed to install specific or multiple versions of
a program that isn’t offered in package managers. It requires configuring, building, and installing a program but most of the steps are automated.

  1. Visit the official website: [3.5] [3.6] [3.7] [3.8]
  2. Scroll to the “Files” section
  3. Download the “Gzipped Source Tarball” file
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  1. Press “⊞ Windows”
  2. Enter “PowerShell” into the search bar
  3. Right-click “Windows PowerShell”
  4. Click “Run as Administrator”
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  1. Copy the command from below these…


The Founder’s Guide

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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Image by Nana Dua

The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

WSL2 has made it very easy to run Linux programs with CUDA acceleration using a single GPU on Windows 10. It installs like a regular Linux program, executes full workflows with CUDA acceleration, and uses very little system resources. It can also work with existing workflows and Docker containers.

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click “Join Now”
  3. Enter email address
  4. Click “Next”
  5. Click “Create Account”
  6. Enter user information
  7. Click “Create Account”
  8. Verify email address
  9. Click “Submit”
  10. Enter user information
  11. Click “Submit”
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  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click “Get CUDA…


The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

Microsoft introduced an easy way to run native Linux programs with GPU support on Windows 10. It involves a new feature that will be released in a future Windows Update. But it can be used now by joining the Windows Insider Program and updating the operating system to the latest version.

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click “Register”
  3. Click “Sign In Now”
  4. Sign into Microsoft
  5. Check “I Accept the Terms of This Agreement”
  6. Click “Register Now”
  7. Click “Flight Now”
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  1. Click “Open Settings”
  2. Click “Get Started”
  3. Click “Link an…

The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions and screenshots

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Image by Olga Bast

The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

It might not seem like it but that statement can actually be pretty difficult to accomplish. This is because the Make program isn’t a package manager so it doesn’t keep track of the files it installs. But it can be easily removed like a regular package by reinstalling it from the source code using CheckInstall.

  1. Press “⊞ Windows”
  2. Enter “PowerShell” into the search bar
  3. Right-click “Windows PowerShell”
  4. Click “Run as Administrator”
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into PowerShell
  3. Press…

The Founder’s Guide:

The condensed tutorial with instructions with screenshots

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Image by Vita Vilcina and Lily Banse

The expanded version of this article explains each step with enough detail to learn what’s happening.

It might not seem like it but that statement is actually pretty challenging to do without previous system administration experience. It requires general knowledge about routers, firewalls, port forwarding, policies, protocols, proxies, security, IP addresses, network adapters, shells, and task schedules.

  1. Press “⊞ Windows”
  2. Enter “PowerShell” into the search bar
  3. Right-click “Windows PowerShell”
  4. Click “Run as Administrator”
Image for post
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into PowerShell
  3. Press “Enter”
wsl
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  1. Copy the command from below these instructions
  2. Paste the command into PowerShell
  3. Press…


The Founder’s Guide:

The expanded tutorial with explanations and screenshots

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Image by Pineapple Supply Co.

The condensed version of this article contains the steps it takes to get the outcome within minutes.

It only takes one command to create the virtual environment but there are several steps that must be completed beforehand. This includes installing a new Python version, duplicating the interpreters, and modifying the PATH.

PowerShell is the program that replaced Command Prompt as the default system shell in Windows 10. It’s a shell and an object-oriented scripting language that’s used to automate repetitive tasks and configure system settings. It allows users to automate practically anything in Windows 10.

  1. Press “⊞ Windows”
  2. Enter “PowerShell” into the search…

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