Jeremiah Flaga My thoughts and experiences on programming, life, atbp.

What made me to stop relying on atheism to save me from the God of Christianity


Last weekend, a teenager at church told me that he felt kind of uneasy with a classmate because this classmate claims to be an atheist (through some videos he watched online).

So I thought of posting this because it might help others (who will accidentally :laughing: be directed to this blog) who are also struggling about things like this.

So what made me stop relying on atheism to give me reasons to run away from God?


If the author of "TDD with Python" considers his formal CS education as "bad"...


While reading Chapter 7 of the free book “TDD with Python”…

A couple more of those lovely f-strings in this listing! If they’re still a bit of a mystery, take a look at the docs, (although if your formal CS education is as bad as mine, you’ll probably skip the formal grammar).

On Rejection


Being rejected hurts so bad. We sometimes ask, “Why does God allow these things to happen?”

But what if rejection is just part of the normal way things work?

Did God die? Or should it be "the Lord died"?


I’m confused!

In Cebuano, we often interchange the word “Diyos” and “Ginoo”. “Diyos” is “God” in English, and “Ginoo” is “Lord”.

So when we try to translate “The Lord died on the cross” into Cebuano, we sometimes say “And Diyos namatay sa krus” — In English, that is “God died on the cross”.

Feedback on Computer Science Distilled


Late March this year, I saw a post by the facebook page named “Code Energy” that the author of a book, “Computer Science Distilled”, will be giving a free digital copy of the book to those who will message him.


I tried to ask the author for a free copy (making the promise that I will buy his second book after I read an excerpt of Chapter 2 published online)

On Love


I just read from Colossians 3 (v. 14) that “Love is what holds everything together in perfect unity.” (ERV)

Love is very powerful, I believe. In the past, I even thought to myself that love might be the most powerful force in the entire universe — it can change anything. (Anything does not really mean anything; maybe lots of things?)

But… how to love? That is my question.

ModuleNotFoundError in a Python virtual environment


Experiencing this error when you try to execute commands inside your Python virtual environment?

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named '<name of module>'

Lest I become dogmatic on using TDD...


While reading about TDD, and googling for Steve Freeman’s blog, I came across this post: “Say Goodbye, I won’t be Back”

It is about the Agile movement. The author said,

“People over process” can - and often should - mean: not doing an agile transition at all. Human beings have a right to choose which changes they want to go through and when. There are many valid personal reasons for not doing TDD, not taking accountability and not moving into a common team room. Let’s accept those reasons without being contemptuous and without trying to manipulate. 

That hurts! :sob: :laughing:

How to shrink a disk volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located


When I tried to reset my HP Laptop and tried to shrink my system partition (C:), Windows 10 did not allow me to shrink it down to 300GB. I was only allowed to shrink it down to about 500GB.

It had this error message:

You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located. See the “defrag” event in the Application log for detailed information about the operation when it has completed.

I googled for a solution and found this article by Mihai Neacsu: How to shrink a disk volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located

I followed the instructions given in that article and I was able to shrink the system partition (C:) down to 300MB.


How to reset/reformat HP Laptop (with Windows 10) without deleting user-created partitions


First of all be careful before you reset your HP laptop because the HP Help page for this has this warning:

If the size of the OS partition (usually C:) was reduced below a minimum size requirement, other user-created partitions will be removed and stored data will be destroyed.

You should backup your important files before doing the reset.