Dusting off my dancing shoes
I’ve decided to start chipping away at “doing something useful with Python.” Recently, I was turned onto /r/dailyprogrammer, a subreddit where programming challenges are posted regularly to be completed in a language of your choice. I dabbled in these, and also completed the Google Python Class.
This has inspired me to become active in this area again, and to perhaps go a bit deeper than I have before. So, my github account is active again for the first time in a long while. I intend to post brief updates on my progress and share samples of my work here. My first, and most substantial to date, accomplishment is a “scraper” of /r/dailyprogrammer, which looks for the specific challenge posts and makes a simple, HTML archive of them including a separate page for each challenge and an index file with links to each.
Currently, I’m working on a text-based program that simulates a probe trying to navigate a treacherous plane of 2d space.
I’m also helping my girlfriend get reacquainted with web development, which is a great compliment to this scripting work and is helping me to check myself on what I actually know about HTML, CSS, and web application fundamentals. I’m sure there will soon be a day when her knowledge has surpassed mine and the best I can do is recommend reading materials or mentors.