Art Break Education

A Curious, Remarkable Artist’s Profile: Wain

Louis William Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939) was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. Later in life, he was confined to mental institutions and was alleged to have suffered from schizophrenia. According to some psychiatrists, the onset of schizophrenia can be seen […]

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Education STEM

Google honors the father of fiber optics

I found this out “accidentally” today (November 4th) while searching something on the Web, from Google.com landing page. This is what it looked like: As I looked at the binary numbers in their cartoony animation, I see they are:010010110100000101001111 which then translated to text, decimal, and hex are as follows: ASCII Decimal Hex 01001011 K […]

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Education STEM

A Very Simple Etch A Sketch Type Program (Python)

Here’s a fun, little application using Python. In this post, I demonstrate drawing lines using just the arrow keys on the keyboard (up/down/left/right). The drawing direction is determined by the arrow key pressed as shown in the clip below: With each keypress a line is drawn in the direction of the arrow head, which is […]

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Coding Education STEM

Interactive Text-To-Speech App with Presidents of USA (Python)

In this blog, I’ll discuss how to build an interactive lookup of data and have the results spoken back to you in human language. Specifically, I have a list of all POTUS to-date in a file (Excel, CSV, Text…they’ll work without any code design change). I want to be able to lookup the very first […]

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