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Emacs, Day 01

Slowly making my way through the Mastering Emacs book.

Things I did / learnt today …

  1. Learnt that if I want to run Emacs all over the place (like I do), then the best thing to do is to have Emacs, running as a daemon in the background. So I did that via the handy systemd instructions, on this page.
  2. And that Emacs has a kitchen sink’s worth of commands.
  3. And that Emacs commands are like playing chords on the guitar or piano. You just hit a few of them in a sequence to get the desired sound (or action in this case)
  4. C-g, the Control and the G keys get me out of a jam, if I am stuck.
  5. Found Jess Hamrick’s really useful post, on moving about and buffers and frames and stuff.
  6. Got myself a basic emacs Anki deck.
  7. And I learnt how to move about.

All in all, a pretty good day.

Follow my Emacs journey here


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.

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 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.


A Hundred Days of Code, Day 045

Follow my whole plodding journey here.

Wrote a basic login form today.
Short story short, it shows up, but it does not respond like Miguel shows in the course. It justs sits there … staring back at me … like an obstinate goat.

Will go spelunking into what I could have done wrong, tomorrow.

Learnt about adding routes and creating views and making templates.
Thoroughly confused though.
While I am dumbly following instructions right now, what I don’t get, is what do I need to write first? It all seems very circular to me.
What comes first? The route, the form, the template, the chicken or the egg?

Hopefully, I will gain clarity as I progress.