Today’s blog will be about a few topics -and is honestly quite lengthy. I would like to take you on a walk if you have the time, to go over some of the ideas that come with our existence, forgiveness, and compassion. And in a time of great separation in the US, as well as around the world because of covid, I feel we should strengthen our ties with one another. I also hope to do it in a way that matches such a powerful title.

Sit with me, and gaze at the beautiful sights. And let go of what pains you. Bask in those good feelings, and come on this walk (of ideas) through the park with me. …


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WHO ARE YOU?

I am Anthony, but you can call me Ant. My most apparent characteristic from what I’ve been told has to be my smile. Despite most seeing me as an extrovert I am in fact an introvert, but I’m not afraid to talk and be myself. I have a presence that seems to reach a lot more people than I thought. Because I truly exist. However, I deplore a lot about myself… A lot would even say that I am too hard on myself, but it just follows the usual insecurities a person might have. In fact, my expectations are too plethoric for myself, and yet I still push myself to achieve. Sometimes the push is too much, and it feels like there's not enough time, health, love, wealth, etc., etc. …


How to Ask Questions for Programmers

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Whether you have been programming for a few years, or are thinking about getting into programming, it is important to learn how to solve many of the problems that will occur when coding. The problem with most programmers is that we tend to be lazy, and by taking the time to document your code with comprehendable comments, the easier it is for us to not only go back and fix our own code, but can help others understand our code too. …


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The brisk air has finally arrived, the steaming hot and humid air fades as a fresh scent of dead leaves hit the ground.

The world is falling down.

The world is falling down.

But even so, it’s the best time to breathe, with no allergies and glee.

The world is falling down. The world is falling down.

As the world fears for the next vaccine.

The world is falling down.

The world is falling down.

We give fear a name, and “unwillingly” separate.

The world is falling down.

The world is falling down.

The sky is falling, and we are…


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Linked Lists and Binary Trees are an essecial part of programming. As these data structures make our code run a lot faster and gives us more capabilities. The best example of this would be an autocomplete function, in which you put in the first few letters of a word, and are given a suggestion as to what word it thinks you might be typing. If this was done with a regular array of letters as opposed to a Binary Tree, then the run time would be unbarible. You would be waiting a long time for a suggestion that not only might be wrong, but will take away from the rest of your computers efficiency. As a coder, we love efficiency! …


How did turning things on and off, turn into the most technological advancement in history?

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Binary is the bases of the technology we use today, from your favorite stereo to the thing you are reading this off of today. Most things contain a computer, and therefore also contain binary that controls it. “Binary is a base 2 number system invented by Gottfried Leibniz that is made up of only two numbers: 0 and 1.”(Computer Hope). It is the state of high or low voltage that tells our computers what to do.

But it didn’t start off this way. A trip down memory road shows us that binary used to be a much more mechanical operation. Using switches and levers to determine if something was on or off. And it wasn’t the only of it’s kind, with other signal readers reading up to 10 different variety of signals. The problem with base 10 signals, however, was the shortage of power. If the machine was getting an overflow of power or too little, these signals could be easily confused or mixed up. So creating a simple on and off mechanism made it easy to differentiate the given signals. …


By Anthony S. Protho

By yours truly

A cardboard box left in an abandoned home will someday find its way to the ground, where it can finally grow. As a kid in Texas, I remember having the freest experience away from others. In Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh describes the cookie of childhood as the calm and open quality for enjoying the moment for a living (20). For me, this was the time I spent alone in nature, whether in a tree in Texas or in the mud with my “pet” snake. I’d sit in a tree called my treehouse and eat a banana. At such an age I had been a monkey. The plants, the rain, the sun were so pretty. …


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It’s 1:45 pm, you have to rush to finish up your next due date at 5 pm. Along with all the other responsibilities you have to take care of, and those wishful projects you have always wanted to get started. It’s a hassle how busy we all are as people these days. And where does the day go? To companies that are trying to steal your attention away so that they can make a profit. It’s not wrong for them to advertise after all, and it’s not their fault that that’s where you spend most of your day, chatting on social media. The fault lies in yourself. The fact that you are even reading this shows that you in part realize this, and want to get better. And I want to do my best to help you. …


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Before Reading:

Drugs: a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.

I mention this direct definition to talk about not only the street drugs that are always mentioned in our school systems but the day to day drugs in our everyday lives. I had postponed this message that I write to you today for a long time, hoping that I would not go into this ignorant or insulting. But time does not seem to be on my side. So when you read this, I please ask that you take it for the grain of salt it is. And know that this is my opinion on the matter. …


Hacking christmas lights to flash to music using an Arduino

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Original Sketch

This was a hobby project I did to teach myself more about hardware. And boy was it more challenging than I thought it would be. But now that I know, everything seems more simple than complicated. So given my terrible memory I thought I’d write a tutorial as to what I did, what I would do better next time, and the flaws to this project (please read carefully before attempting).

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Aspiring Artist & Software Developer

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