What I Learned Today (7th of February, 2023)

Yesterday, took a lot out of me. Took it easy today. Python Got today’s assignment done well in time; and then went out looking for better ways to write it over again. Writing code is getting exciting now. Just like how I learnt to write in my teens. Write. And then go figure out, how I’d do it better. Busywork Spent a coupla hours doing some busywork for A Thing; that if it pans out will be a good thing for me....

February 7, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (6th of February, 2023)

Everything went to hell in a handbasket today. Time was short. I got up late. I forgot, I had physio. So most things got slightly abbreviated or dropped. Python Did not complete my assignment. Flunked it again. But on the plus side, those 45 minutes were some of the hardest thinking and iterating, I have done in weeks. So there’s that. And on the plusser1 side, I am proud of having stopped and then looked for help....

February 6, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (4th of February, 2023)

A week in! Woohoo! Python Exercised with dictionaries today. Today was the first time, I could not solve my assignment, no matter what I tried. Lessons learnt: Stick to a schedule and do hard stops, since Python is only a small part of what I want to learn Learn to quit sooner. I’m like a dog with a bone, when it comes to problems. This approach may have helped me in the past, but it hinders me a lot, when writing code....

February 4, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (3rd of February, 2023)

Slightly distracted day, today compared to the rest of the week before. Well, c’est la vie. Python Read about functions, key functions, and asterisks Practiced list comprehensions and dictionary lookups Learnt and practised some, about decimals and rounding up Devops Devops-ish? Upgraded the BIOS of my desktop to the current the latest available version. I was on v1.5, when I had last done it in July ’21. Now I am on v1....

February 3, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (2nd of February, 2023)

Long day today1. I thought I got nothing much done, until I wrote this post. So, more incentive to keep writing these. Python Learning about how to make keyword arguments stick. And how to think about structuring programs Devops Deep dive into how to add prow job listings to the dashboard and viceversa; how to go about looking for the job from the dashboard Urdu / French Lots of practice with vowels and the ‘jiim’ group of letters....

February 2, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

Some Books

This post was first sent to my newsletter on January 19, 2023. You really ought to subscribe :) Art by Ricardo Siri Some books are toolkits you take up to fix things, from the most practical to the most mysterious, from your house to your heart, or to make things, from cakes to ships. Some books are wings. Some are horses that run away with you. Some are parties to which you are invited full of friends who are there even when you have no friends....

February 2, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (1st of February, 2023)

Did a full day. But is this sustainable? I’ll know in a week or so. Python Finally figured out what def __init__ (self): does in an class, in a way that makes sense to my mind. If I create an class and I want it (i.e. the objects created with it) to take in arguments, then I need to define an __init__ method to set it all up. For e.g. if the class definition is just class chantSomeName(): where do I reconcile the fact that I need to pass in a name that needs chanting?...

February 1, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (31st of January, 2023)

Been knocked down a little too much over the past few months. This is me, getting up from my knees. Doing some things daily to learn. To give myself grace To be kind to my self. Python Morsels Getting back into the swing of writing code. Today was basically just looking at a blank screen and wondering why nothing would come out. Urdu Started with module one of Rekhta’s wonderful Aamozish....

January 31, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

Miniflux Now Supports Custom CSS?

I use Miniflux as my feed reader, and I love it to bits. It does what I need, it does it fast and it stays out of the way. Well, almost. I have a couple of those—whatchacalit—firehose feeds. And I keep skimming through them by clicking next, next, next on each page. Like so, Except for when there is no next under my pointer. It’d happen quite frequently and I’d have to keep moving my mouse to find the link....

January 27, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

Deleted Twitter

I deleted my twitter account, since most folk I follow, are now on the fediverse. I’ll come back if ownership changes and it begins to thrive again.1 I am @jason@toots.dgplug.org. Come say hi! Feedback on this post? Mail me at feedback@janusworx.com P.P.S. Subscribe to my mailing list! Forward these posts and letters to your friends and get them to subscribe! P.P.P.S. Feed my insatiable reading habit. I think, it will die and turn into a shell of itself ala Myspace, Friendster etm....

January 27, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza