An Ode to Code

Making time to code can be done every day. Carve out those little moments where you can automate tedious tasks or study up on that hot new Python library that takes your quality to another level. Take time to reorganize and refactor in your favorite text editor. Break your script, then break it again. Break […]

Experiencing Flow While Coding

Yesterday, I experienced a flow state where I became manically obsessed with perfecting a script I was working on. I think it’s beautiful code, about 100 lines long without docstrings. It solves a real need and it felt great to write it. Some scripts feel terrible to write and you know they’re bad. However, this […]

Automated Python With Windows Task Scheduler

So you want to run your Python scripts automatically, but how? I had heard of several popular scheduling libraries in Python like celery, Invoke, and schedule. One of my requirements is to run the python file “in the background”, not in command prompt or an open window. Enter Windows Task Scheduler, the de facto scheduler on […]