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Taking advantage of *args and **kwargs

By wocos on March 9, 2023

Taking Advantage of *args and **kwargs I consistently forget the option word I have included in a function and so I had to design a way to accept different keywords (option) names to trigger features with in a function. As an example, assigning a color to a box border is very easy by just adding something like this to a function’s arguments: ’’' def buildabox(msg, border_color=“red”): """ docs go here to put a box around msg """ … ’''

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Personal Coding Workflow

By wocos on March 8, 2023

Some thoughts on personal coding workflow

My coding is rudimentary at best but the lessons I have learned along the way save me from constant anguish.

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By on February 23, 2023

The python3 collection of tools called gtoolz has been released and can be downloaded from github or using:

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Ready, Set, Code!

Recent code related posts on other website that piqued my interest


Posted: March 11, 2023

Consistenly I find the best short easy to follow tutorials on the geekforgeek site. I is way past time for me to give them the credit due. Please give them a visit

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Python Weekly

Posted: March 10, 2023

Follow this link and sign-up for the newsletters if you have an interest in python. Their weekly newsletter/email always contains at leasst one article that is interesting and educational

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This link has a brief summary of apps or projects written in python that are fun, useful, or interesting.

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If You Love Philosophy

By wocos on March 7, 2023

This link has been in my routine visit list for a while now. It consistently offers posts about philosophy and the collenction is consistently updated. Well worth your time to visit. There are links to many other interesting sites as well. Find it here

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Robert Carter III

on July 31, 2021

I happened to see a post on social media that had a picture of a historical marker for Robert Carter of Norther Virginia. The more I learned about this event the more profoundly it struck me.

He was a very wealthy planter in the Northern Neck of Virginia with over 500 slaves. His wealth was inherited from his grandfather (at one time he owned over 1000 slaves but freed some of them while it was still legal to do so) who left large plots of land to his family. He became friends with and traveled overseas with George Washington’s half brother Lawrence who also was a prominent land holder. Robert Carter attended the College of William and Mary and studied law in England.

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Bronze Age Collapse

on July 21, 2021

Where did the cities go? What happen to written language? Is there any other time in history where such a dramatic change in civilization took place? Writing disappeared for centuries (approx 1200 BCE - 800 BCE) so we are unable to know for sure why pervasive devastation around the Mediterranean Sea took place.

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