Enough Fannying About

Enough Fannying about with new glasses and the fantastic cartoon Daria, on Netflix. No more of this “going outside in the sunshine” lark. It’s time to do some...

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Changing the Game

Continuing the theme of being very frustrated, I decided to take a few days off to change things up a little bit. In fact I decided to finish a distance learning course that I had been doing for a year! But it’s all done now so I’m feeling much better about it. I have got to go to work tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, so I probably won’t do much Python until Sunday at the earliest. But I think that’s okay, I...

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Very Frustrating

This is partly the reason I started this blog. I am having a hard time getting classes to work. At all. I haven’t found a single. NOT ONE SINGLE resource that adequately explains how to actually create a working class, for beginners. Even my book hasn’t helped! When this happened with AppleScript, I would just keep my head down and power through until I’d managed to hammer it into shape, but it’s just not...

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#simple_address_book_v2

AArrgh! That’s what I say. I’ve been working on the address book programme today (had to take a break from Arrested Development, I like it, it’s just . . . more . . . different to what I was expecting). Anyway, I’ve been giving the old object orientation a good go over today, and I think I’m starting to get it, I wrote this bit today in one fell swoop of the keyboard: if ans[0].lower() == 'n': and...

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oneoclockjump
May27

oneoclockjump

Lordy, lordy. Three days it took, to fix the jump site, three days! And it’s not even completely fixed yet. For those who don’t know, oneoclockjump is my other site, the one that has nothing to do with programming. I was trying to transfer it over from its original hosting location, to my new one, but oh boy did it put up a fight. It turned out to be a combination of MySQL, .htaccess and various plugin failures. Not to...

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Success! (sort of)

And here it is, it only took me 7 hours. (stop laughing!) It is finally here, my first Python project. The fact that it only works once before it resets itself is by-the-by. I have made it! I had a lot of problems, but the main one was making dictionary additions persistent. I read up on a module called shelves that seemed like it would be the perfect thing, but could I get it to work, of course not! So after that I tried just a basic...

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Exactly Why

This is exactly why I started this site. I’m currently working on this first project of mine, and I find myself stuck with dictionaries. I know what I want to do–check to see if a key is in the dictionary–but I don’t know how to do it. I know how to call a key and get its value, but I can’t work out how to first check to see if the key is in the dictionary in the first place, and then if it is, get the value relating...

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WP, PHP, MySQL and Servers
May26

WP, PHP, MySQL and Servers

Despite deciding on my first Python project, I haven’t actually had any time to start it yet. I have spent the last 2 days trying to move my other site over to its new hosting. You’d think this would be an easy process. But it most certainly is not. So far, the only thing I am seeing with any regularity is the picture at the top. I don’t know where to find my original MySQL database, and so every time I try to port...

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My First Python Project

import cheesy_fisher_price_joke I have decided what my first Python project is going to be. I had a lot of trouble choosing, because I didn’t, and still don’t really, know what Python’s limitations are. But I have decided, so here it is. I’m going to try and make a very basic address book. Honestly, ‘address book’ is a bit of a stretch, as it’s just a programme that will take information from...

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Object Orientation

So the last thing my Python book got into was Object Orientation, which scared me. Considerably. Objet orientation is not something I have ever had to deal with before, and it isn’t exactly . . . straightforward. To the lay person, such as I, object orientation means the orientation, and the manipulation, of objects you can see. But that is wrong. From what I understand, objects aren’t GUI-like things, but instead are...

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Prove it!
May24

Prove it!

It seems fair that you might wonder whether or not I have what it takes to, not only teach myself Python, but also not give up halfway through. To such a request I would say this: “I taught myself AppleScript through mainly trial and (normally considerable) error. In the end I came up with what I called Bootle26. I described it as a security application, but it was more like a . . . internet nanny/taddler application. It cross...

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First Day with RPi
May23

First Day with RPi

I’m not new to Linux, and being a Mac user, many of the inner workings are dealt with in a similar way; I’ve had many trips into the Terminal on my, and other people’s Macs, so the command line doesn’t scare me. A lot of it is still new though, like cd ‘ing around the file system within Terminal, I never had to do that before, but I’m getting used to it. My first impressions were: “It’s...

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