Stepping out of beginner mode

Beginner Level

When learning python, the first thing to do is... well... learn python. There is a lot to learn. A basic understanding of the language covers things like:

  • Basic expressions (variables, statements)
  • What is a function
  • Flow control (if, iterations)
  • Basic data types (strings, integers, floats)
  • Data building blocks …
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Publishing My First Application

One of my latest goals is to publish applications that I write. It's called "Pelican Article Generator". It spits out a template for these blog posts. Publishing an applicatin to the world is potentially embarrassing because I'm showing my horrible code to the world. Oh well.

Here are the goals …

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PySimpleGUI: I am in!

A lot of my python work involves writing simple utilities. This means either writing the tool as a command line application or using a minimal GUI.

I have been working on a simple python application recently to automate creating article stubs for this blog. I had a working version using …

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Around the turn of the century

For the first time, I ran into a quote where the phrase "around the turn of the century" was referring to the year 2000 instead of 1900. Up until now, I have always associated that phrase with the change from the 1800's to the 1900's.

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Doing Tutorials - Flask

I am a life-long learner. This means I always have some kind of learning project in the works. And I find learning python and other technologies through online video tutorials to be one of the best ways for me to learn new topics. Here are some of things things I …

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Pelican Upgrade

OK, I've been pretty slow with writing articles for this little can of worms. Hope to pick up the pace next year.

So, while thinking about it, I decided it might be a good idea to get my installation of Pelican up to date. So, I checked the version using …

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Communicate Your Intention

Driving over the Thanksgiving holidays reminded me once again of a problem on our highways.
It is the lack of drivers using their turn signals. So, with so many examples of poor driving in mind, I resolve to make this one small contribution. I will use my turn signals to …

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