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Martin Andersson Aaberge
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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…


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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 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…


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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 wrote some, edited on the fly, wrote some more, and when I had a finished article, it didn't feel finished at all. That was, of course, because it wasn’t finished — it was what I now consider the first draft.

My articles were fractured and all over the place. Today…


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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 like a ball knocks over a tower of tin cans at the Carnival?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

316 Johnson

We never called each other by our first names. In the army, you are a number and your last name. He was 316 Johnson, I was 206 Andersson.

I sat comfortably in my seat…


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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, everyone knows there are bonuses in May, June, and July. People are going mad, and the wait is brutal. Facebook groups are attacking the subject like seagulls diving after trash in the streets. …


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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. If you plan to use this MacBook Pro for content creation, like video or sound work, you might be in for a rough ride.

If I wanted this much noise close to my workspace, I would have applied for a job at a nuclear plant.

As a content creator, the MacBook Pro 16-will drive you insane — in a bad way.

When you spend more than $3.000 on a computer…


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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?

I’m so old that I remember the death of the DVD-ROM, the HDMI port, the SD Card Reader, and all the USB-A ports. Poof, gone and forever missed – kind of.

Apple makes products for professionals and the average consumer. …


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If you sit down and ask yourself what writing means to you, what would you tell yourself? Put your pencil down right now and look at your writing adventure. Are you satisfied, or are you looking to broaden your horizon?

Not everyone wants to take writing to a professional level. It can be a great outlet for your thoughts and ideas, and it can be a place where you connect with fellow writers. Not everyone wants to quit their 9–5 and write full-time, but there is always room for improvement.

Some investments feel good, though. …


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The Keychron K3, photo by author

After typing on the MacBook keyboard for a while, you might find the need for an external keyboard. If you were one of the unlucky ones with a butterfly keyboard, you have probably been looking for a while already.

Was the perfect keyboard for your MacBook finally released? Let’s have a look at the Keychron K3 — the wireless, hot-swappable, mechanical, optical low-profile keyboard.

Was that a lot of words? Don’t worry. We will break it down in this article.

This article was originally a YouTube review. You can check it out here:

Let’s keep rolling.

Unboxing

There are many…


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Do you love or hate the iMac design? Most people find themselves in one of these camps, not in between. No matter what camp you belong to, the iMac is undoubtedly a historical icon — a lesson in design.

The 2021 release was no different. It split the tech industry into the same camps — hate or love. Fan-made concepts before the event showcased a new iMac that looked like a big iPad. We were so used to these renders that we expected the iMac to look like them.

What Apple presented came as a surprise. …

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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