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  1. The file download has formatting issues in the displayed. I made some corrections that should work at the GitHub version I posted.
  2. https://github.com/djfalls13/PyClock.git This took some doing and weird formatting tricks, but it works. I had a lot of trouble getting ASCII Art stored as Multi-Line Variable to display side by side, so I made each ASCII Art number a List to iterate through line by line. This whole project experience reminds me of art I used to see on BBSes or really old DOS games. I used the Python Time module to control which ASCII Art number is called from a List of Lists and I used Google to look up the TIme Module formatting. I used an online tool here to help create the Text Graphics
  3. I'm working on a basic program to display a clock in the terminal by using the Time library to get the time, then by build a display from ASCII ART style numbers stored in variables. I think most of this idea is worked out except I would the user to be able to close the program by pressing the 'q' button. It seems there basic way to do this built in Python so it may need another module installed with Pip. If I import a module with Pip installer, how would I share my program without making the user go through the same extra step? For now my clock works counting test and I"m workin
  4. Any thoughts on Game Programming as a feasible career with C++? One of my concerns is I hear some studios cause burnout from making coders work very long hours.
  5. I'm getting through the Killer Python course and reviewed the Career Paths videos. One of the major next steps is to trying coding, find a niche, and build a portfolio. One obvious option for showing and distributing code is Github, but I'm not sure how that would work for a Windows user if they don't have Python's Interpreter(I think this is preinstalled on Linux and Mac). While Python isn't really thought of as something to 'compile', some initial Google searching suggests there are tools to pack the program with the Interpreter into an .EXE file? I also wondered if we should be co
  6. So far the course is working and I have all the files downloaded. I'm also using PyCharm IDE on Linux. My main challenge is fitting in course time around my work schedule.
  7. I was also thinking about the combination of Linux, Python, and eventually getting a Raspberry Pi. It might be interesting to see what Python and the Raspberry Pi library can do.
  8. Very true and it seems like even KDE desktop has improved. I'm currently dual booting Windows 10 and a version of Arch Linux called Archmerge and the boot speed on my ASUS RoG laptop is crazy fast. I like having Linux for the Web and of course Python is bundled in with it. I still mostly use Windows 10 for my PC gaming or certain media like Amazon Prime video streaming. For what it's worth, I have tried FreeBSD as well. It can function okay on even very old computers, but the while it works the GUI seems very crude.
  9. Heading to my 2nd shift soon. I usually grab a Kona Coffee, but I also like Columbian or French Roast.
  10. I just wondered if Stef or other had general thoughts on career paths for Linux enthusiasts learning to code. If I wound up doing something for Web Development, I tend to find the idea of doing more backend stuff more interesting. As for Linux, I just find it to be a work environment that I like. I'm not be any means an expert on BASH, but with Google I've been able to refresh myself on syntax if I think I can do something faster with a quick script like appending a line to all files in a directory. I also like all the options Linux has for distributions and desktop and quick access
  11. I appreciate your feedback. I guess I just wanted to share my experience as I started to find the Cybersecurity career path discouraging and for now I've walked away from that path. I wanted to share my experience as a word of caution to anyone else considering Cybersecurity as I think the requirements for it are absurdly high. Now if another person reading this had better financial resources than myself to pursue training and also lived in a major metro area with more opportunities, going to college specifically for Cybersecurity might work out. For myself, I think it was a mistake
  12. I got into Cyber Security as far as a 2 year degree. I was unable to get a job with that training and I don't have the financial resources to continue. Also, all the jobs I see listed in Cybersecurity have a lot of requirements for job experience, a 4+ year degree, plus several expensive certifications. Also, a lot of what I'm hearing is industry really considers qualified people to be those looking into Cybersecurity as a second career choice and already have experience administering databases or networks. I've also heard that many colleges have terrible cybersecurity curriculums and many
  13. I started Stef's KillerPython as a programming refresher and to clarify some things in Python. I like this tool Turtle that he chose to explain things. It's less complicated than other tutorials I've seen trying to use TKinter or even worse PyGame. In the attached code, I have functions for drawing a square or triangle making use of For Loops and If Then statements. The first argument controls the size of the shapes. I wanted a way to accept a second argument telling the Turtle to draw the shape to the left or the right, but I seemed to be getting into a weird situation trying to ge
  14. I took some college courses and became a Linux enthusiast. My PC and laptop are both running distributions based on Arch Linux. I'm interested in Python3 and like that it is basically bundled with Linux. I'm considering the idea of building of this as a Django guy, but will see where this goes. As for college, I got as far as a 2 year degree in Cyber Security. I feel that I got ahead of myself and wish I had gone for something more practical like Web Development in college. It looks like most jobs in Cyber Security require extensive credentials in experience, degrees, and expensive
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