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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…


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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…


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Haven’t you always wanted to generate passwords like “stormy-Friday-777-%”? No? Well, we’re going to do it anyway. Sit back and enjoy coding a password generator where we will use words from the English dictionary, some number tricks, and good old concatenation.

In this article, we will create a password generator…


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Have you heard the term “All PR is good PR” before? Most likely. Where do you draw the line, though? What actions cross the limit of what you can and can not do? Apparently, not aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

R-Kelly was recently convicted of these crimes. However…


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If you are considering picking up an iPhone 13, you need to think about which model you want. What will you use it for? This is a crucial metric to pick the right model for you.

We’ve all been there. Hitting refresh from 1:55 pm till the Apple website changes…


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Have you ever wondered why your edit never finishes? You sit there, reading the same article again and again. Something doesn’t sound right. Why? Your piece is probably good. Maybe all you need is some structure, and the article will ease into perfection.

I used to do the same. I…


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It was complete chaos as he went in and out of panic attacks. Silent screams cried through the air. He was scared. It was summer 2001, and we witnessed a suicide — via text.

What can you do when your hands are tied, and someone you love wipes everything away…


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Future October earnings with the revamped MPP model, graphics by author

I don’t think the Medium staff realized how many heart attacks they would cause when introducing the bonus in 2021. The first surprise bonus in April went well. No one expected that one, and when they got it, they were happy, a bit confused, and joined the discussions online.

Now…


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If you have considered picking up a second-hand MacBook Pro 16-inch now that the M1X (or whatever it will be called) chip is right around the corner, breathe and reconsider. …


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One of the most common ways to mock an Apple product is to point at the lack of ports and how Apple’s design team is punishing you with their “design over functionality” approach. Then, the next year, we see the other brands follow in their footsteps. Remember the mini-jack?

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Martin Andersson Aaberge

CG supervisor with 17 years of experience in the Animation- and VFX industry. Focus: UX, Writing, Programming, Productivity. Contact: martinandersson@me.com

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