The Evolution of my Musical Preference

Most people can attest to the fact that the music you hear during adolescence inevitably shapes your musical preferences as an adult. However, it’s not always a cut-and-dry case of “my parents listened to genre X, and now I do too”.

The early years…

My entire childhood was spent listening to Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Dwight Yoakam, and the like. Yep, you read that correctly… I was raised on country music. When I was younger, I didn’t really have any sort of negative opinion of country music. In fact, there was a time when I would actually sing along with some country songs! What I couldn’t have known then was that this stage in my life was shaping my musical preference into what it is now, just not quite in the way one might expect.

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“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”

— Terry Pratchett —

How to write clever code

First, you start with something simple…

In order to start writing code as cleverly as we can, we first need a basic concept to work from. In the case of this example, we’ll be writing a simple function which evaluates a parameter and returns a value based on that parameter (with a default return value option). Short and to the point.

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“The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations.”

— Deepak Chopra —