(not) letters and numbers

September 18, 2019

i managed to reorder my Python GitHub repository today.  Also, i was able to add a “brief” note on Built-in Numeric datatypes.  The updated link is below:



expect delays

September 18, 2019

there will be delays in building my Python repository on GitHub as: 1.)  i’m sill busy figuring out how to “better” restructure it, 2.) i’m searching for an old computing book that may help me with content, 3.) while my ABI compromised my reading speed it is way much faster than my typing output, 4.)  everybody says i tend to “overanalyse” things (ask my Mum and wife) so i’m carefully considering how to frame sample code to help “maximise” learning.  FYI.  Sorry.

you complete me

September 16, 2019

as a programmer the Tab shortcut would have been good to know but as someone with a disability it would have been invaluable.

Here’s the revised GitHub repository: https://github.com/LinsAbadia/Python

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September 16, 2019

i keep forgetting.  According to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines (http://udlguidelines.cast.org/), i should strive to provide alternative representation. Not everybody knows (yet) what a Jupyter notebook is or has an App that can read this format so i’m publishing a pdf version. Here’s the updated repository: https://github.com/LinsAbadia/Python

Also i forgot to mention that while i may “post” in a certain order, there’s nothing to prevent the user from “skipping around” and doing what feels natural.

ex libris

September 16, 2019

i like books. Even after my ABI i still read (although it’s much trickier now).  i bring it up because it’s the primary way i learn.

Some people would like me to go straight to coding but reading stuff and paraphrasing it is, i’ve found, an “effective” learning process for me – i tend to understand things “better”.

Here’s the updated GitHub reposisitory with the “basic” Python library overview: https://github.com/LinsAbadia/Python 

git smart

September 15, 2019

i don’t remember if you first have to “authorise” a device to work with GitHub – i did it a long time ago for an online course so i’m not sure whether i need it in order to perform the following actions.  Sorry, i know this can be frustrating for a beginner as i’ve experienced the following:  1.) i’ve tried Googling it but sometimes the results are nil if you enter an “improper” search term, 2.)  Sometimes it isn’t in the returned link at all or you need to read a lot to eventually get to what you were after or 3.) Sometimes it leads you to a “forum” where in order to feel “superior” they make those asking questions feel dumb and sometimes their solutions are “overlycomplicated” (sans explanation because they are either too impatient or incapable of offering a “simpler” answer), don’t even work (as they are careless or don’t even bother to test it first, or are “emotionally unintelligent” enough to NOT give a possible solution and just a “snide” comment (and i’m not really sensitive).That said, i’m open to revising this information if anybody knows or my answers are wanting. =)


Communal input, IMHO, is a good thing because:  1.)  Nobody knows everything (as much as some people assume they do), or 2.) There are times when someone else knows a “better” way (e.g, easier, more intuitive, faster, less resource intensive, etc.) to do something.


Follow the steps to clone a GitHub repository to a Mac folder: https://help.github.com/en/articles/cloning-a-repository

It uses the git clone command.

I then used git add <filename> to reflect the modified or added file.

I then used git status to check if my last command was successful – the font colour of the filename should appear in green.

I then used git commit -m <comment> to accept the change(s).

And, finally, I used git push to save this.

Here’s my updated GitHub repository:  https://github.com/LinsAbadia/python

While these are the steps i used,  i don’t pretend to be a “power user”.  Kindly let me know if there’s an “easier” way to do this so we can share it.


pick your poison

September 15, 2019

i still need to workout guidelines (it’s an evolving thing like much of software development). i need to determine the most appropriate file format (e.g. blog post, Jupyter notebook, PDF, presentation, straight text file etc.) for samples in my Python GitHub repository. That said i should also try to provide alternative representation(s) based on UDL guidelines (http://udlguidelines.cast.org/)