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Premature end to a Hundred Days of Code. Welcome to A Month of Emacs

Life is really kicking my butt right now.
And the 12th studies are not making it any easier.
So am temporarily giving up on A Hundred Days of Code, again.

Hopefully, I will have the time to give Python, in a month.
In the meanwhile, with the limited time I do have, I’d like to learn me some Emacs.
Will write about it everyday.

We Need To Talk About the British Empire


It’s an Audible Original.
And it’s “free”, if you are an Audible member.

A look into what Empire means today.
It’s a series of engaging podcast episodes on what being a part of the British Empire meant/means for its subjects and its descendants, with stories from across the globe.

My only quibble being they did not go deep enough.
The people being interviewed are mostly, subject descendants of British origin (and not as I would expect, an actual survivor from the partition or someone here in India, or Somali coast or Sierra Leone.)

No one knows much of the aftermath of Partion and there’s a lovely little story, tightly told that illustrates the horrors of the period.
Somalia was used, abused, robbed of all they had and then left to find for itself.
Bunce Island, in Sierra Leone was home to a slaver’s bay, where the island hosted a prison for the captured natives who were branded and sold as slaves and a golf course for the gora sahibs.

What struck me (from the interviews and some of the reviews) is that the British have no clue of the generational ramifications of their actions.
They think that enough time has passed by, it’s all water under the bridge and we ought to have picked ourselves by our bootstraps by now.
I realise why Tharoor demanded reparations.

At about three hours, it’s well worth a listen.


Hiatus!

Lost a friend to the virus last night.
And a shit-ton of personal issues have cropped up at the same time.

Need to go handle and process all of this.
Will be back, when I am back.

A Tale of Two Cities

Just the two popular ones here …
Dickens writes such fluid prose here, I would quote the whole book.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.


It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.


A Hundred Days of Code, Day 047

Follow my whole plodding, Flask journey here.
Crashed and burned even harder today.
Tried to retrace my steps and did all the exercises again.
I reached, once more, all the way upto the forms chapter and it just does not work. Now it won’t even display my login page.

Was it worth doing?
Oh yes.
I gained a much better understanding of how Flask works, of what is required where.
Will work once more at the login page tomorrow.


A Hundred Days of Code, Day 046

Follow my whole plodding flask journey here..

Am still stuck at where I was yesterday.
But made a tiny bit of progress.

Yesterday, it would not even submit the form.
And now I got it to do that.
How? I had forgotten to close the form tag.

Now while I see that it is posting perfectly in the terminal, I cannot get it to reply with a message saying that I indeed have logged in.

Will start watching the videos again tomorrow, to see if I have missed something.
One thing that I am doing different from the course, is that I am using the new style f-strings, while the course uses a slightly older style.
Could it be, that some flask module might not like it?
Will work at it tomorrow and write down, what I figure out.