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Everything posted by Dan13

  1. Come on in! Have a coffee with Stef!

    Switched it up and had hot Chai Tea
  2. Dabbling in Python with Turtle

    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.
  3. Dabbling in Python with Turtle

    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 get Words or Strings accepted as arguments. I defined right = 1 and left = 2 so they sort of behaved like integers in my IF statement. Anyway, so far I'm enjoying the approach to KillerPython. As I said in a post on YouTube, I've had some coding classes that leaned heavily on Power Point and were so awfully boring lol. This is much better feeling more casual and interactive. Testing.py
  4. Career paths for Python on Linux?

    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.
  5. 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 to software with package managers.
  6. Career paths for Python on Linux?

    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.
  7. Come on in! Have a coffee with Stef!

    Heading to my 2nd shift soon. I usually grab a Kona Coffee, but I also like Columbian or French Roast.
  8. 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 and I'm starting over.
  9. 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 companies are skeptical of these degrees. This was also true in my case. I had two Firewall classes and not once did we configure a Firewall or even look at a GUI; it was all about security managerial roles. So I'm here starting over from a different direction with Stef's KillerPython. The strange thing is I feel I might someday be able to at at least do Penetration Testing if I get good at Python and KALI Linux tools which my college courses.
  10. Introduce Yourself

    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 Certifications. I'm hoping to make a move to something more practical with Coding especially if I can build a portfolio on GitHub. I'm also hopeful Stef's Killer Python 3 will be more engaging than the awful Power Point lectures I sat through in college.