I’ve been plowing through Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart. Since I generally skip over chapters with scary names or giant blocks of text, the bit about nested dictionaries and lists went blazing right over my head. But when I wanted to start shaping objects in Blender into letters (as pictured above), I went right back to it because they’re actually quite useful.
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I like shift ciphers as much as the next guy but Caesar is just so damn obvious. If you’re sending a giant wall of nonsense letters to a friend in an email, you might as well wave a giant neon-colored flag around that says “HEY I’M A SHADY BASTARD” to any third parties that might stumble upon it.
A proper cipher should have some form of camouflage. Like a sweet little house on a hill. With fireflies hanging out.
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So you wanna prettify your user interface? Maybe make some custom buttons and use your own image instead of the default grey box on the left?
It’s actually not as difficult as I was expecting. All you need is a program like Photoshop or Gimp to make the .png, .jpg or .tif for your background and any buttons.
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