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I am preparing for Google Cloud Professional Machine Leargning Engineer certification  .
The certification is mandatory in the project I am working on.

Google Cloud ML Engineer certification - Training and preparing

I am preparing for Google Cloud Professional Machine Leargning Engineer certification . The certification is mandatory in the project I am working on.

Setting up anayltics tracking for a web page is simple. Just copy couple of lines of code from the select analytics service and you are good to go.

Pirsch - Google Analytics alternative for static website

Setting up anayltics tracking for a web page is simple. Just copy couple of lines of code from the select analytics service and you are good to go.

During my website migration it became evident that I would also need a new email service. Previously the email hosting was integrated in the CPanel of my web hotel.

EmailLabs - EU based service for 24 000 free transactional emails per month

During my website migration it became evident that I would also need a new email service. Previously the email hosting was integrated in the CPanel of my web hotel.

Migrations are in most cases performed poorly. The reason is that companies treat their IT ecosystem as a commodity rather than asset.

Migration from Wordpress to Hugo

Migrations are in most cases performed poorly. The reason is that companies treat their IT ecosystem as a commodity rather than asset.

Printing bingo tickets for a wedding, excursion or company party?
Go to the bingo generator   browser application, with which you can create the desired number of randomly generated bingo tickets.

Bingo generator - Print bingo papers for wedding and other events

Printing bingo tickets for a wedding, excursion or company party? Go to the bingo generator browser application, with which you can create the desired number of randomly generated bingo tickets.

Yoast SEO is addmitedly a nice plugin in Wordpress. I was thinking a lot how to replace it in Hugo. Quickly I learned that SEO is not magic.

Hugo SEO

Yoast SEO is addmitedly a nice plugin in Wordpress. I was thinking a lot how to replace it in Hugo. Quickly I learned that SEO is not magic.

Text content of all my 300+ blog posts is less than 2 MB in size containing the metadata. An image taken with mobile phone can be 5 MB.

Image optimization in Hugo

Text content of all my 300+ blog posts is less than 2 MB in size containing the metadata. An image taken with mobile phone can be 5 MB.

Hugo framework generates HTML files that load really fast. It does not have. As a drawback the developer needs to be more creative with some essential functionalities such as site search and sending contact forms.

Backend for Hugo website

Hugo framework generates HTML files that load really fast. It does not have. As a drawback the developer needs to be more creative with some essential functionalities such as site search and sending contact forms.

I moved my website from Wordpress to Hugo on August 2022.
Now it is time to present some performance benchmarks between Wordpress and Hugo.

Hugo vs Wordpress - Performance, price and plugins

I moved my website from Wordpress to Hugo on August 2022. Now it is time to present some performance benchmarks between Wordpress and Hugo.

The website migration of mikaelahonen.com has completed!
Here is the background why I migrated my Wordpress site to Hugo framework that generates static websites.

My website has been renewed!

The website migration of mikaelahonen.com has completed! Here is the background why I migrated my Wordpress site to Hugo framework that generates static websites.

Practical advices when going around Iceland by car in 9 days. Should you stay in hotel, what to eat and what to wear in June? Photo gallery.

Around Iceland in 9 days - Terrain from another planet

We had 9 days to experience Iceland. This proved to be a minimum time span to go around the whole island in order to have enough time to enjoy the beautiful nature.

Credit card not working in Iceland N1 gas stations? Buy a prepaid fuel card from the cashier.

Credit card not working at Iceland N1 gas stations

You can buy a prepaid N1 card from the cashier of the gas station. This blog is not sponsored. Just helping other tourists in Icealand that have credit card issues at N1 stations.

Kubernetes have been everywhere lately. Especially in the context of MLOps. I gave it a try by creating web app with Python Flask.

Running Flask frontend and backend in Kubernetes

Kubernetes has been everywhere lately. Especially in the context of MLOps to manage the plethora of different tasks such as training, serving and registering the models.

I found an undocumented product_id parameter in Pipedrive API to attach products to deals. The issue is reported to Pipedrive dev team.

An undocumented product_id parameter in Pipedrive API to attach products to deals

I found a “bug” in the Pipedrive API documentation while exploring a customer case together with Pipedrive partner SaaShop .

SaaShop nominated as the Pipedrive EMEA Partner of 2021. I announced my co-operation with SaaShop recently.

My Pipedrive partner SaaShop nominated as the EMEA Partner of 2021

Pipedrive has nominated SaaShop as the EMEA Partner of the year for 2021. My company launched Pipedrive co-operation with SaaShop just recently.

My part-time company has signed a contract with Finnish SaaShop to move all my existing Pipedrive customers under their business.

My Pipedrive business has been aquired by saashop.com

My part-time company Yet Another Data Agency has signed a contract with Finnish SaaShop to move all my existing Pipedrive customers under their business.

The number of data centers is increasing rapidly. What kind of sustainability challenges will emerge and how they will be solved?

Amount of data is exploding - Will the data centers be the next environmental evil

This article in a Finnish magazine is the first significant one that I have noticed about the environmental impacts of data centers and IT solutions.

Google Colab, Databricks Community Edition, Visual Studio Code and Dcoker are some options to create a free data science workspace.

Free data science workspaces

I have written multiple blog posts about machine learning (ML) engineering and machine learning platforms. Those systems are usually target to productionize ML solutions, are somewhat big investments and focus on managing the whole ML lifecycle.

Comparing the major machine learning platforms AWS SageMaker, Azure Machine Learning, Google Vertex AI and Databricks.

Comparison of machine learning platforms in major clouds

This blog post compares machine learning platforms from major cloud providers Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. Also Databricks platform has been included.

What is a machine learning platform? Introducing different components such as workbench, MLOps tools and cloud computation.

What is a machine learning platform?

Machine learning is going towards the direction where data scientist does the creative work and ML platform takes care of unpleasant process management.

Machine learning in predictive maintenance. The two-part blog series provides insights for cost savings and an example script in Python.

Machine learning in predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance aims to repair the equipment before the failure actually happens. Scheduled maintenances minimize the production downtime especially in industrial companies.

How to  fool a web service about your actual location? In an experiment I pretended being in Ireland while traveling in Sweden.

Faking your geographical location to a web service - A hobby project

I wrote to my previous employer’s blog about an experiment where I tried to fake my geographical location to a web service.

In my opinion the big difference is that a data scientist focuses more on business problems while data engineer solves technical problems.

Difference between data scientist and data engineer roles

Working the past few years in both data science and data engineering projects, I have gained pretty good understanding to answer that question.

Experiences from DataCamp online training. Structured data science courses are easy to organize for yourself or a team.

DataCamp - Learn data science online

DataCamp is an online learning platform for data science. The data science course catalog contains wide selection of Python, R, SQL and Excel videos and assignments.

Databox enables elegant reports in a SaaS interface to be shared and published both internally and outside the organization.

Databox for enterprise reporting - Review and demo

Databox is browser application to create reports from multiple data sources. Sometimes browser apps are referred as SaaS or Software as a Service.

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