Some code in the article has been updated, thanks to Honza Král
Python is a fantastic language. The syntax is easy and you don’t have to do any semi-colon hunting in your code. For a beginner, I would say Python is one of the easiest languages to start with.
You have a great set of libraries to start off with and you can install a plethora of other libraries to add to your programming experience.
After a while, you might feel you are a bit stuck writing a lot of code for a simple operation. That is actually not as…
Writing text might not be the answer to note-taking at all — Nodes are
Are you still taking notes on paper? When you write on paper you are physically feeling all the letters that translate from your mind to the paper. I love writing on paper, but that content dies with the notebook and it kills you when you go somewhere and forget to bring it. Going to the cabin to read for your exam while your notes are at home? That immediately initiates another two-hour drive back home.
This is why I have stopped taking notes by hand even…
Every new product needs a name. The name is its identity. Back in 2012, Apple called the iPad3 “The New iPad.” It was a brilliant marketing move. Not only would you get people visiting the Apple store asking for The New iPad, but there was an explosion of free PR with people complaining about the name as well as those praising it.
Imagine being hired by IKEA to figure out what every little screw is supposed to be called. We all know the Billy bookshelf by now. It’s iconic, as well as its name.
A name that feels perfect for…
Mornings can start in a million different ways. You can get up full of energy, ready to solve all global problems, or your body pours out of bed like a piece of jello. Then, there is everything in between, where most of us find ourselves. This middle ground doesn’t involve any habits. We get up, get out, and start our day without overthinking. You make sure the coffee mug reaches your face, and that’s pretty much your morning habit.
What if there was a way to get out of this zombie-like morning state? What if your brain doesn’t grow or…
Have you pushed someone off a cliff before? The cliff of hesitation and fear? It’s one of the worst cliffs out there — A dream-breaker, an enemy of progress.
Ask yourself what progress means to you and how it affected your life in the last five to ten years.
How did it happen? Did you have someone by your side who pushed you off a cliff or two? You owe your friends to do the same.
To be a valuable friend, you have to push others when you see the need. …
Have you ever scratched your head reading code you didn’t write yourself?
Of course you have.
You’re not a bad programmer who can’t read code. Maybe the programmer who wrote the code was a magician — the wrong kind of magician.
Keep this quote in the back of your head while coding.
“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” — John Wood
Many programs suffer from the fact that they aren’t written with another reader in mind. …
As humans, we are flock animals who follow the crowd and trends. There aren’t many solo-humans. We are a social species who need each other to live meaningful lives, and other people enrich our lives.
Building a new habit is mostly about you, though. You, trying to be a better you.
Habits will often make you a better person, both for yourself but also for those around you.
Let’s be honest — building a new habit is hard. If it weren’t, many more people would be achieving all their goals. It takes effort.
The magical date that will help you…
Will your iPad Pro replace your MacBook Pro?
I bought the iPad Pro, the magic keyboard, and the Logitech MX Master 3 mouse. It was set up like a computer, and it felt like one — almost.
It didn’t replace my MacBook Pro no matter how hard I tried, but I use them side by side. They offer great functionality and complement each other. However, there is one feature I miss on the MacBook Pro — touch.
Are you tired of articles telling you to start exercising, eat healthier, reach all your goals, or become a super-human? Those are no easy tasks.
Building habits is hard. It takes time and determination. What if you aren’t in a position to start big, life-changing events right now?
Start small instead.
It’s an eye-opener to see how some easy to implement micro-habits, can make you feel better instantly.
A micro habit requires little, but the return of investment is incredible.
You are most likely not drinking enough water.
Multiple sources, like BBC Future, tell us to drink between two and…
In January 2020, I started writing about tech and programming.
When I hit publish for the first time, I had no idea you would be interested in what I had to say, but you seemed to enjoy it so I kept writing.
You read my articles for 1160 hours total.
The Startup picked up my first article, and later I also worked with Better Programming, Towards Data Science, and Level Up Coding. In 2020 I published 19 Python articles
Here is the list of the articles you enjoyed the most in 2020:
CG supervisor with 17 years of experience in the Animation- and VFX industry. Studying Design, Use and Interaction (UX) at the University of Oslo