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17. Blogs

Matthew MacDonald O'Reilly Media ePub

Throughout this book, you’ve learned how to craft a personalized Web site using the basic ingredients: HTML, style sheets, and JavaScript. Armed with this knowhow, you can build a fairly impressive site.

However, maintaining a Web site requires a significant investment of your time. You need to regularly review what you have, add fresh material, keep site navigation menus up to date, check old links, and periodically update your pages to incorporate the latest Web design trends. For some people, this constant grooming is fun—after all, you get to tweak and fiddle with the most minute details until you get everything exactly the way you want it. But not everyone’s that ambitious. Some people prefer to spend less time managing their Web site, and more time just creating content.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about blogs, a self-publishing format that can help you avoid the headaches of Web site management. Blogs are a fresh, straightforward, and slightly chaotic way to communicate on the Web. To maintain a blog, you publish short entries whenever the impulse hits. Your blog posts are collected, organized (chronologically), and presented in HTML pages by high-powered blogging software. That means if you don’t want to fuss with the fine details of Web site management, you don’t need to. All you need to worry about is sending in the postings—and with some blogging software, that’s as easy as firing off an email.

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Le Pavillon russe

Jean Lahor Parkstone International PDF
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23. Class Coding Basics

Mark Lutz O'Reilly Media ePub

Now that we've talked about OOP in the abstract, it's time to see how this translates to actual code. This chapter and the next will fill in the syntax details behind the class model in Python.

If you've never been exposed to OOP in the past, classes can seem somewhat complicated if taken in a single dose. To make class coding easier to absorb, we'll begin our detailed exploration of OOP by taking a first look at some basic classes in action in this chapter. We'll expand on the details introduced here in later chapters of this part of the book, but in their basic form, Python classes are easy to understand.

Classes have three primary distinctions. At a base level, they are mostly just namespaces, much like the modules we studied in PartV. But, unlike modules, classes also have support for generating multiple objects, for namespace inheritance, and for operator overloading. Let's begin our class statement tour by exploring each of these three distinctions in turn.

To understand how the multiple objects idea works, you have to first understand that there are two kinds of objects in Python's OOP model: class objects, and instance objects. Class objects provide default behavior, and serve as factories for instance objects. Instance objects are the real objects your programs processeach is a namespace in its own right, but inherits (i.e., has automatic access to) names in the class from which it was created. Class objects come from statements, and instances from calls; each time you call a class, you get a new instance of that class.

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Western Myanmar

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Western Myanmar

Even as more of the country’s remote areas become ‘open’ and tourist numbers increase, Myanmar’s westernmost states remain staunchly untouristed.

The handful of tourists who make it to Rakhine State tend to confine themselves to the relaxing resorts of Ngapali Beach, and understandably so: the pristine sand and the turquoise waters of the Bay of Bengal are some of the country’s best. Yet those with more adventurous aspirations can head to the state’s scrappy, atmospheric capital Sittwe and the old Rakhine capital of Mrauk U, an amazing archaeological site, studded with hundreds of temples.

And for the even more daring, looming to the north is elusive, underdeveloped Chin State, where if you’re willing to deal with the red tape and lack of infrastructure, a richly traditional area of mountains, forests and culture awaits.

Nov–Mar Many Ngapali Beach hotels are closed outside the high season.

Mid-May– mid-Sep During the monsoons Sittwe and Mrauk U receive more rain than elsewhere.

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The Shaking World

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Complete us. Round

Or flat does not matter.

They are our idea of safety

And of eternity.

It seems then that,

Of all our aphorisms,

This one is true –

The endless is our home.

The Shaking World

Under all this

There is violence.

The chairs, tables, pictures, paper-weights

Are all moving, moving,

You can’t see it but they are being carried

Along with currents and continents.

We too are carried (our peace two quarrelling doves)

And nothing, nothing is still.

A Buddhist monk at his most uplifted

High in the Himalayas

Is moved too.

Great wheels of the world bear him round and round.

We have tried to tie the universe to horoscopes

While we whirl between star and star.

A Dream of Birth

It was a coming out to newness,

It was a hatching, a breaking,

I stretched my limbs finally and they came, came

Newmade, I could feel my own pulse.

And the shell around me dissolved, I let it go,

And then I began to feel green things and grow.

A pulse was under my fingers, a baby’s, a child’s pleasure,

Also a marriage rite was being performed.

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