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I had to learn Python to pay my taxes
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I had to learn Python to pay my taxes

For most people, paying their taxes is as simple as collecting a few forms that your employer and mortgage servicer mails to you, and maybe itemizing some deductions if you have a lot of write-offs. This was my situation as well, up until last December when I wrote an article on Medium that got way…

Python Idioms in Rust
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Python Idioms in Rust

March 23, 2018 I’ve been going through a period of programming language wanderlust over the past couple months. Recently, I’ve been quite interested in Rust. Coming from Python, I’ve found a lot of Rust’s language features to be quite powerful. Earlier this year, I dug deep into Go. For the most part, I enjoy Go:…

‘Monty Python’ is silly-walking onto Netflix
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‘Monty Python’ is silly-walking onto Netflix

It's the first time much of the catalog has come to Netflix, though Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is missing from the list. Members include Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman (deceased). A complete list of the available Netflix titles is shown below. Monty Python and the…

Tail recursion in Python
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Tail recursion in Python

Some programming languages are tail-recursive, essentially this means is that they're able to make optimizations to functions that return the result of calling themselves. That is, the function returns only a call to itself. Confusing, I know, but stick with me. It turns out that most recursive functions can be reworked into the tail-call form.…

Python Moms Care for Their Young, Surprising Experts
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Python Moms Care for Their Young, Surprising Experts

Python Babies Nurtured by Snake Mom in First-Ever Footage At lengths reaching up to 16 feet, cold-blooded southern African pythons are not the type of mothers you want to mess with. Heat-sensing lip scales that can detect warm blood to snack on may not scream maternal instinct, but a new study has revealed the species…