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#100DaysOfCode, Days 005, 006 and 007 – The Collections Module

I have been at this an hour daily for four days now.
It just is not clicking for me.
One thing is for sure, this Talk Python course is definitely going to take longer than a hundred days!

I don’t know whether to be ashamed or proud.
Best to be unashamedly persistent, I guess.
More work, tomorrow.

#100DaysOfCode, Days 002 & 003 – Dates & Times

Worked an hour for the past two days, exerting all of my python knowledge at the small project they gave me.
Try as I might, I could not do it.
So looked at the solution.
And realised, while it was all logical, I couldn’t for the life of me have written that code on my own.
Long way to travel.
Lots of work to do.


#100DaysOfCode, Day 001 – Dates & Times

Watched videos for the tiny projects to do over the next two days.

We begin with a date/time project.
Python has objects (primitives) to deal with dates and times.
They are part of the datetime module, which is part of the Python Standard Library.

I learnt that I could add and subtract and otherwise modify dates, easily if my date data was in this format.

Will play more with this tomorrow.

100 Days of Code, Again

Ok, the last time I tried this, life got in my way.
Second time lucky?

Last time, I crashed and burned.
So, to quote Rascal Flatts,

On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand.

Every time you get up
And get back in the race
One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place.

So, 100 Days of Code, #100DaysOfCode?
Look here for the philosophy and the tactics (pretty simple, really.)
And then I’m using Talk Python’s course to actually learn Python.
33 odd little projects over a 100 days.

Here I go …


I Am Here, (Trying Really Hard to Show Up)

Sorry, but not sorry about the lack of the weekly email yesterday :)
The phone is dead, the computer’s crashed and the net is not working.
In short, Murphy definitely has not left the building.
But if I am to be successful at what I do, if I aim to earn your trust, I need to show up :)
To quote Seth,

Showing up on time, with a smile on your face is almost always more important than what you actually say or do.

and this

“I am here”

Showing up matters more than ever, particularly if you promised you would.

Not just showing up in person, but showing up emotionally, or with support, or with a resource that was inconvenient for you to produce.

We're no longer judging you by what sort of widgets your factory makes. we’re judging you by what we can expect from you in the future.

Which is what today’s little mail is about.
I am just writing this, so that I can say,
I am here.
I am showing up.
And thank you all for reading my little screed.
You folks, are wonderful people :)

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