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downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line.  I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution. I installed gdown using pip and then used: gdown --folder --continue if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50. In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally. Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.

AWS CloudFormation Pros and Cons

AWS CloudFormation Pros and Cons So I'm building a PAAS product that does ML based optimisations and that means doing work in the cloud. The ML is a neat feature but without the basic product nothing will happen and to bootstrap this project on AWS I tried to make use of CloudFormation a service that automates creation and destruction of service stacks. Based on a week's worth of experimenting with CloudFormation I will try to answer the question: "Is learning CloudFormation worth the effort?" Despite the rant CloudFormation support creation, updating and deletion of entire stacks of services. SAM is built on top of CloudFormation and It has a visual editor. The way CloudFormation is described, is that you can copy paste snippets to create resources and build a library of reusable components. This is a simplistic point of view. In reality you need to bring properties, specify dependencies, and introduce signalling mechanisms to ensure your template works. T

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