learn codes

anonymous asked:

What's the most helpful thing you've learned in graphic design?

um I learned how to use illustrator but its honestly nothing I couldn’t have learned myself. Im learning to code better though doing it for school makes it easier to remember when I do it for my blog etc.

7+1 tips for coding…

I had this post sitting on my drafts for a few weeks, so I decided to make it pretty and post it. Enjoy!

Based on what my teachers told us.

1. Think before coding.  →  Take 10 minutes, 20 or even 30, whatever you need and think about which design pattern (if any) is appropriate for what you are going to code. Really think about it, you’ll be glad for those “wasted” minutes when you have to change or add something on the code and it only takes you 30 minutes instead of 5 hours.

2. Comment your code. →  Seriously, there’s nothing worse than check your own code two months later and don’t remember what it does. Comment everything important, avoid really obvious things.

3. Write clean code →  Indentate. Use spaces. Separate your code in blocks by functionality.  Read Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, it’s really useful. Also, follow whatever convention/standard the code has (like the Java Code Conventions), especially if it’s a shared code.

4. Refactoring is your friend. →  Nobody likes those looooooooong methods with tons of lines. Usually (almost always), that means you’re mixing functionality. Separate the code in more manageable methods. It also helps to make the code more reusable… which lead us to 5.

5. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE CODE.   →  If you have the same chunk of code twice or more times, you’re probably doing something wrong. Read no. 4.

6. Use meaningful names. →  It’s always funny to name your int variable “elligent” or your char, “mander”; but that doesn’t say anything about what it is for.

7. Test your code. →  Test, TEST, test, tEST. Also, test as you code. Don not wait until you’re done with the program to test it or you’ll regret when you find a giant bug you don’t even know where it came from.

7b. Automated testing is usually worth it. It also helps to save a lot of time with retesing and regression testing.

7+1. Learn to debug. →  In my first year, I used to think that I could manage without knowing how to do it and by printlning every time I had a problem. Wrong. Sometimes, I wouldn’t even find the bug and checking for “lost” println is a waste of time.

anonymous asked:

you've mentioned you can code in your comics, where did you learn? I've always been interested butnever knew where I could go to pick it up. well besides college but I can't afford that :(

I’m primarily self-taught, actually! Although I did go to college, it wasn’t for programming or web development. (Like…at all.)

I started with books you can find in the coding reference section of the bookstore, but that was before there were so many resources online to help. ;) (And those books are expensive!) Of course, knowing what you want to code will help you know which language and where to start. (Not sure? This infographic is super helpful!) I still love having code books around for reference though (I’m a nerd, yes) and there are some recent fantastic ones if you need recommendations.

But here are some resources to try out:

  • Code Academy (free)
  • SoloLearn (free - app)
  • Team Treehouse (paid subscription but totally worth it & less than college)
  • Lynda.com (paid subscription – if you want to learn things beyond programming, they’re a good all-around resource of video tutorials in a huge library of subjects)
  • TutsPlus (free tutorials and how-tos)
  • SitePoint (excellent professional resources from developers for developers – mix of free and paid content)
  • Interneting is Hard (free; CSS/HTML only)
  • Stack Overflow (the place to go when you need a pro’s help to debug your work!)

And these are only a few. Like, the first things that come to mind. And don’t forget blogs! There a TON of blog resources out there – SmashingMagazine is definitely my #1, and for web development, you had better be reading it.

Honestly: if I could learn code at 11 with nothing but geocities, a book way about my reading level, a terrible neon-colored website in comic sans, and lots of repeated trial and error…so can you. And there are way more resources available to you now, and only a few clicks away! (Seriously. Google it. GOOGLE IT.) You can pretty much find open-source software for code editors, compilers, version control, and anything else you could need.


You can get started learning today, and you can do it for free. Don’t get me wrong. It does take time and practice. But it’s best to learn by doing – so just start doing!

Hi, lovelies! ^^

So, today, I decided to make a masterpost for studying with your notes - how to take notes, how to make your notes more colorful, brighter and how to learn something from them <3 This is my first masterpost, so I am sorry, if it won’t be as great, as are other’s… ^^ 

 ~ People who inspired me and I love their blogs <3 : @academla , @elkstudies @theorganisedstudent , @scribblednotesincoats , @hayley-studies … thank you!


Taking notes in class, so you can study with them at home:

  • The most important thing is to listen to your teacher, when she/he is talking about subject matter/theme of class. Either your teacher does or doesn’t give you notes - write everything important, everything you found interesting and everything you think you should use in life, in studying for exams or other subjects.
  • Give up on colors & aesthetic. Try to get as much informations as possible. 
  • Don’t be afraid or shy - I know it is hard - but, ask about anything you don’t understand, maybe several times if you need. Don’t forget to write down explanation!
  • If your teacher give you notes - make sure you wrote down everything that is written on the board.
  • Don’t just “I will memorize this, I don’t need to write it down.” Write. It. Down. Even things you knew or learned years ago.

Studying with notes at home (or anywhere, where you feel comfortable):

  • You will need much more than notes you wrote in the class.
  • Take a textbook, student’s book or anything where you learn from at school and what matches the subject matter. (If you don’t have one from school, look down ^^)
  • Either you have or don’t have a text/student’s book do a research on the web (try also different sites than wikipedia, use from several choices of key words and the Ctrl+F might be helpful) or in the library/internet book store/kindle/iBooks (find your own textbook ^^).
  • Write down everything important you found - take notes like you are in class again.
  • Read the whole text about subject matter, if you have your textbook. Or read what you have found on the web.
  • Read it again.
  • And once again.
  • Complete the notes you took when you first saw your researched text with thing that are new for you.
  • Take the notes from class. Take the notes from research. Take a blank page. They are a mess, aren’t they?
  • Rewrite your notes to a blank paper/to your notebook both together, the ones from class and the ones from research, so they will give you a real subject matter. Like it is a story line. Only with one color for now.
  • Now, take your highlighters, color pens, gel pens, sparkles, glitters, sticky notes, anything colorful. Make it aesthetic.
  • Read your notes again, while you are making them beautiful.
  • Use a color coding, if you need.
  • Now, look at your notes. You like them, don’t you? ^^ I know you do.
  • Read the research and text book again.
  • Read the notes.

Congratulations! You did it! You are ready for your exam!

And if you feel like you still don’t know it, try to make another research, or read your notes and texts again. It will help <3

So, that’s it! I hope you like it!

Love to y'all, Simme <3

Adhd makes everything such an extreme

Like either you’re so into something that when you’re giving it attention two hours feels like five minutes or you’re so excruciatingly bored that five minutes feels like two hours


✞-taking long walks with no words shared between them

✞- watching movies together and making dumb comments about the cinematography

✞-trying to learn to code and hack but never getting past HTML and CSS bc sadness

✞-getting takeout a lot because you’re both lazy and paranoid

✞-your relationship being based on happiness and not physical attributes

✞-hanging out with darlene for six months before putting the puzzle together

✞-“but, he’s so- and you’re so-” “i know doll. i’m just as confused as you.”

✞-washing his hoodie because he never fucking does

✞-being supportive when you learn of his addiction and trying to help him quit

✞-going on dumb mainstream dates in ny

✞-only attending the cinema to make fun of it

✞-laying in bed together while blasting mars argo

✞-trying your best to comfort him when he’s crying

✞-him saying cynical jokes that make you crack up for the rest of the night

✞-“what’s the difference between a dead hooker and a corvette?” “uh, i don’t know?” “i don’t have a corvette in my garage”

✞-talking about weird subway stories together

✞-getting confused whenever he tries to have sex with you because it’s always spontaneous

✞-getting in fights over bullshit that you both don’t care about

✞-cuddling together when it’s raining

✞-talking smack about mr robot when you learn about him

✞-“who the fuck hacks on sundays? what a loser, and besides, even if you did, there’d be no point because dead guy over there probably would fuck it up later on while jerking off to the newest apple product.”

✞-elliot taping all of your electronics which makes you confused as fuck

✞-buying each other funny gifts to express your love

✞-being a power couple though

Intercom Prank

Way back in elementary, a couple of us decided to play an elaborate April fools prank. Little backstory first: So, my old elementary lets the students do the daily announcements themselves over the intercom, supervised of course, but all of us who did it still got to learn the secret phone code that activates the school-wide PA system.

Anyway, we had this great idea to blast a whoopie cushion over the intercom during the middle of lunch hour, the phone for which was located directly behind the administrators desk. Knowing we couldn’t just ask to use it, we got our teacher in on the joke, and she staged a fight with one of the students on the other side of the school. Hearing that there was a fight, the principal ran off to intervene, leaving just the administrator. Two of us distracted her with some questions and papers while the other snuck around her desk and typed the code in to the phone. She realized what he was doing as soon as the broadcast started, but it was too late. He quickly squashed the whoopie cushion, and the sound blasted through the school, and we all scampered out as fast as we could. Later we found out that the whole cafeteria went silent as soon as the broadcast started, so everybody in the school heard it and rioted.

We were legends after that.

more tobes n jim things (part two)

part one 

  • learning morse code with flashlights to communicate between houses when the walkie talkie batteries die
  • the most obscure bets ever
    -“hey betcha i can touch that sign”
    “you’re on”
    whispers “for the glory-”
  • matching halloween costumes
  • an entire weekend when jims mum had to go for a trip when he was about eleven, he and tobes had a full gaming plan, with literally playing games all day and into the middle of the night for three days straight
  • secret handshakes
  • they ALMOST carved their initials into a tree, until they realized that it might get them caught and just scratched in ‘TJ’ and booked it back 
  •  “you are a literal tree you know”
  • going every other saturday to each other’s house to binge on the newest comics/cartoons
  • “wow. my cat really likes you. like- it’s stuck to your leg isn’t it”
  • discovering avatar the last airbender
    -they can totally do katara and aangs dance don’t lie
    -secret password for several weeks: “cACTUS JUICE!! ITLL QUENCH YA!”
  • nose boops
  • once they took a shopping cart to a hilltop and rode it down
    -each had a broken limb for a few months 
  • movie marathons with each other
  • star trek vs star wars
  • they each made little necklaces (in a boy scouts thing or something like that) with their initials on them on a blocky piece, in which they traded them to ‘seal their friendship’
    and still have them to this day
  • tobes inheriting the giant playhouse and ultimately both making it into an action figures playhouse
  • jim teaching tobes how to make really easy cookies like snickerdoodles
  • “die potato” slices potato
    -“jim what the heck”
  • “jim why’re you making pudding at four am”
    -“because i’ve lost control of my life tobes”
  • jim: gets a cut on his hand “ouch-!”
    -tobes: “i got this” puts jims hand on his head “flower gleam and glow let your power shine” 
  •  whoever falls asleep at their sleepovers first falls victim to hair braids
    -usually they end up the next day with wavy kinky hair and one or two still stuck in there
    -tobes has only lost this twice 
  • really clever swear coverups
    -“sON OF A-”
  • jim may be a great real life chef but virtual is where he flops
    -tobes finds this ridiculously hilarious 
  • they literally have so much blackmail on each other it’s not even funny
    -"tobes i swear-!”
    christmas party. 2006.”
  • the sweet balance of red slushie blue slushie 
  • they can probably swindle themselves into a club if they really tried
When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him
When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type. “Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.” It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda had spent...
By Casey Newton

In February, Kuyda asked her engineers to build a neural network in Russian. At first she didn’t mention its purpose, but given that most of the team was Russian, no one asked questions. Using more than 30 million lines of Russian text, Luka built its second neural network. Meanwhile, Kuyda copied hundreds of her exchanges with Mazurenko from the app Telegram and pasted them into a file. She edited out a handful of messages that she believed would be too personal to share broadly. Then Kuyda asked her team for help with the next step: training the Russian network to speak in Mazurenko’s voice.

The project was tangentially related to Luka’s work, though Kuyda considered it a personal favor. (An engineer told her that the project would only take about a day.) Mazurenko was well-known to most of the team — he had worked out of Luka’s Moscow office, where the employees labored beneath a neon sign that quoted Wittgenstein: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Kuyda trained the bot with dozens of tests queries, and her engineers put on the finishing touches.

Only a small percentage of the Roman bot’s responses reflected his actual words. But the neural network was tuned to favor his speech whenever possible. Any time the bot could respond to a query using Mazurenko’s own words, it would. Other times it would default to the generic Russian. After the bot blinked to life, she began peppering it with questions.

Who’s your best friend?, she asked.

Don’t show your insecurities, came the reply.

It sounds like him, she thought.

I’ve been wanting to draw something for this beauty by @forgedobsidian for days now, but real life refused me the time this over and over again. Today I just took the time to draw what I had in mind