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Getting the Edge in Blackjack with Python

12 Apr 2018 | programming

Casino chips

For the past several years in Maryland, there seemed to be a new casino opening up every other year. My first experience of going to the casino was for a friend’s birthday party back in college. We thought it would be an interesting experience to come in and check out the newest casino, Maryland Live!, that just opened up back then. When we got there, I was in awe at how much money people were blowing on games. People were laughing, yelling, and drinking while putting stacks and stacks of chips on the table. Then a friend pulled me over to a Blackjack table that had open seats and asked me to join him.

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Going down the Programming Rabbit Hole

30 Mar 2018 | rants

Rabbit hole

If you want to start learning programming today, it’s very easy. There are so many resources available online that makes it seem like you can become a good programmer in no time at all. I did a quick google search for “how to learn python” and the first thing that pops up is a video titled How to Learn Python in Five Minutes. This video gives you a basic outline of the steps you need to take to become proficient at programming. But the title is extremely misleading. The path to become a programmer is not always linearly laid out as the speaker described.

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Taking a Look at Users of Accessible Websites

20 Mar 2018 | web

When I took a MOOC to learn HTML/CSS a while back, I remembered the instructor encouraged students to create accessible websites. I understood the premise behind it. By making accessible sites, I’d be able to reach a wider audience. Since not every user has access to a good computer with fast internet connection running the latest browser. It’s the same thing with parking at any given shopping area. There are a lot more normal parking spots than handicapped spots but they are there for a reason. People with disability can easily find the designated spots in a crowded parking lot.

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The Longest Hold Time with Google

05 Mar 2018 | rants

A friend of mine was starting a business and so I helped him out with designing a website and getting his business listed on Google. We started the set up process and filled in all the information required. Finally, we got to a page where Google said that it will send a postcard by mail to the business for verification. No problem, we just need to wait a few days for the postcard to arrive. I clicked on the button for it to be sent. Then Google My Business took me to a page where a notification said “Google has suspended your page due to quality issues.” What? How did Google suspended his business page when he hasn’t even done anything yet?

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