One day at the office I was given the task of collecting education data from a government website. There was no API, no option to export the data. Just endless, poorly-formatted tables. My task was to copy and paste the data, cell by cell, from the website into a spreadsheet, for hours on end. Much […]
I believe that for many people with non-technical or semi-technical jobs, programming can be a viable option for career advancement. Whether you want to leverage your newfound programming abilities to get a raise, change careers, or just break up the monotony of life a little bit, I sincerely hope you'll find this collection of blog posts useful.
Part 1 – Busyness is Progress “We just got a new cat named Tinkles, it’s a Siberian which is supposed to be great for allergies, and my friend told me about this local guy that trains cats to pee in toilets and so…” “That episode was so sick bro, the whole time I was just […]
In the world of programming, there’s something known as a “loop”. Loops are great because, with a few simple lines of code, they can command your computer to do a limitless amount of work. They force your computer into a repeating cycle of manual labor that you, the programmer overlord, benefit from. Boy, aren’t loops […]
Welcome to Data Rebellion! If you’re interested in freeing yourself from boring, mindless, computer-based tasks and leveraging your skills to get a promotion, a new job, or just relax while the computer does the work for you, you’re in the right place. Let’s go over some basics to get you off to the races. First, […]