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    • Gary Wright II
      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

      Oh no! This guy has saved over THREE BILLION of us from carpal tunnel syndrome and needs a statue in his honor: Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who invented "cut, copy and paste" has died at age... more

      • Gary Wright II
        Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

        PLEASE, I sincerely beg ALL OF YOU!!! Help raise awareness of decorated veteran Reality Leigh Winner who is in jail for warning us about Russian election hacking. Say her name. Tell her story. Let's bring her home again! 🇺🇸 #FreeRealityWinner... more

        • Gary Wright II
          Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

          Geek Food: Tutorials are meant to teach you concepts, not best practices (especially security!) and you should learn from code examples - not just cut/paste them. So, where to find examples of working production (open source) code?🤔 Check this site... more

          • Gary Wright II
            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

            Confession: I'm a dumbass! As a kid, I thought my aunt was strange because in her thick southern accent I remember her saying, "I'm off to my toe painting class!"🎨

            I am today years old when I learned that she was actually saying "tole painting"... more

            • Gary Wright II
              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

              Geek Food: Chrome v80 will start blocking mixed content (HTTPS mixed with HTTP requests). That may cause some problems if you don't update your websites or until 3rd parties update theirs. You should be forcing HTTPS on everything already, but... more

              • Gary Wright II
                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                My #FlatEarther Challenge #2: aka "The Final Challenge"

                Step #1: Go skydiving! As your dumb ass falls through the air, you'll notice the earth is ROUND. 🌐

                Step #2: If Step #1 didn't convince you, repeat Step #1 without a parachute, and instead... more

                • Gary Wright II
                  Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                  My Challenge for #FlatEarthConspiracy Theorists: How do you explain Coriolis effect???🤔 Hint: that's the force of physics that determines which direction the water swirls when you flush your toilet.

                  • Gary Wright II
                    Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                    First Rule of Princess Combat: Never argue with a homely opponent unless you know you can kick their ass. Why??? Because if it escalates into a fight, the ugly person has nothing to lose. #FightSmart

                    • Gary Wright II
                      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                      Hey fellow #Musicians: the good folks at Steinberg have released a free version of their music notation software (Dorico SE). I haven't used the interface for composing yet, but I'm using it with MIDI and Cubase and it prints BEAUTIFUL sheet... more

                      • Gary Wright II
                        Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                        Python: Equality vs Identity - The == operator compares the value or equality of two objects. The "is" operator checks whether two variables point to the same object in memory. Do know when to use which one?... more

                        • Gary Wright II
                          Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                          The Biggest Miscarriages of Justice⚖️ During (Most of) Our Lifetimes:

                          Last Century: "If the glove🧤 don't fit, you must acquit!"

                          This Century: "The GOP Senate don't give a shit💩, so they are going to acquit."

                          Vote ALL of them out of... more

                          • Gary Wright II
                            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                            Wanna know if he's worth a second date???🤔

                            Just play this Carrie Underwood song during your first date and watch for his reaction: "I dug my key into the side, of his pretty little souped-up four wheel drive, carved my name into his leather... more

                            • Gary Wright II
                              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                              At 2:05 in "Give Your Heart a Break" it sounds like Demi Lovato says "When your lips are on my ass, then our hearts beat as one" or am I just tripping???🤔
                              https://video.cleverthings.com/video/give-your-heart-a-break-demi-lovato/page/1

                              • Gary Wright II
                                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                                Geek Food - An easter egg: at a 🐍Python prompt type this:

                                >>> import this

                                and it will display The Zen of Python by Tim Peters.

                                Got any other cool easter eggs or geek tips??? Send them to Gary @ Gary-Wright.com

                                • Gary Wright II
                                  This tricky Blender bug has existed for several years, so thankfully there is a fairly easy workaround to fix it.
                                  • Gary Wright II
                                    Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                                    Geek Food: I use silly memory aids.
                                    Example: Python data types - brackets vs. parenthesis
                                    L as in List is half a square, and [ is half a square, so a List uses brackets:
                                    my_list = [1,2,3]

                                    If I said "Yer' Tuple is showing!" you'd guess Tuples... more

                                    • Gary Wright II
                                      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                      Cyberwar: I hope y'all updated ALL of your software in the past week. Have you made data backups?
                                      You should have AT LEAST three copies:
                                      1. Local Backup (a different hard drive)
                                      2. Local Secure (in a fire safe)
                                      3. Off-site Secure (in a secure... more

                                      • Gary Wright II
                                        Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                                        Geek Food: In recent years we've gotten distribution package managers to resolve tedious conflicts like "sudo apt upgrade" and even self-updating distros like "conda update conda" - so what's the next step for geeky civilization???🤔
                                        > computer... more

                                        • Gary Wright II
                                          Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                          The "Slate of Hate" is back! I just got an email from @tnequality and lots of discriminatory legislation is being introduced (yet again):
                                          1) License to discriminate
                                          2) Trans bathroom
                                          3) Trans athletes

                                          The US Senate must pass the... more

                                          • Gary Wright II
                                            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                            Me (writing screenplay): I wonder how far I can push the envelope???🤔

                                            The Universe: A South Park marathon comes on.🤔

                                            Me: Oh, we gonna' burn the damn envelope!!!🔥✉️🔥

                                            <pauses>

                                            Me: We'll just have to hire some really good... more

                                            • Gary Wright II
                                              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                              Failed Hollywood Pitches:

                                              Me: "A college stoner finds a bag of magical marijuana. It's called: Harry Pothead and the Chamber Pot of Secrets!"

                                              Media Exec:"I'm pretty sure JK Rowling would sue for that one! And do you know what a chamber pot is?!

                                              • Gary Wright II
                                                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                                Failed Hollywood Pitches:

                                                Me: "We'll do a mashup of music🎵, food🍕, & lots of drama🎥!
                                                The Hungry American Idol Games.
                                                David Archuleta has to arm wrestle RyanSeacrest for a cheeseburger.🍔"

                                                Media Executive: "Who the hell is Ryan... more

                                                • Gary Wright II
                                                  Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                                  Failed Hollywood Pitches:

                                                  Me: "It's a series called the Elderly Housewives of Hollywood Hills that follows five retired actors who reside in a nursing home that is wired with cameras🎥!"

                                                  Media Executive: "Hard pass."🤔

                                                  • Gary Wright II
                                                    My favorite Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is NetBeans because it has multiple language support (Java, PHP, Javascript, etc.) and is free / open-source.
                                                    • Gary Wright II
                                                      For doing data science, or working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) the Anaconda distribution is the easiest (and free) way to get started.  In addition to the Python and R programming languages, it has a full suite of...

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