How to check Python version – 3 methods

Patrick

How to check Python version

Using the latest version of Python is always advisable if you want to benefit from the latest security updates, bug fixes, and features. But how do you know which version you’re on? Read on, and we’ll look at how to check Python version, and install a newer update when necessary.

How to check Python version

When you download Python, you are downloading an interpreter. This means that you are effectively “teaching” your computer how to understand Python code. All this is to say that Python itself is not a piece of software with a user interface, and thus there is

TrueNAS Core will soon replace FreeNAS—and we test the beta

Patrick

Earlier this week, network-storage vendor iXsystems announced the release of TrueNAS 12.0-BETA1, which will replace FreeNAS later in 2020. The major offering of the new TrueNAS Core—like FreeNAS before it—is a simplified, graphically managed way to expose the features and benefits of the ZFS filesystem to end users. In the most basic environments, this might amount to little more than a Web front-end to ZFS itself, along with the Samba open-source implementation of Microsoft’s SMB network file-sharing protocol.

Although this might be sufficient for the majority of users, it only scratches the surface of what TrueNAS Core is capable of.

How to make a game in Python

Patrick

how to make a game in Python

Python is well known as one of the most beginner-friendly and flexible programming languages. But while Python has a fantastic onboarding experience for even the least experienced new programmers, it is actually more confusing to get to grips with in some other ways. Python is so flexible, that it isn’t immediately apparent what you can do with it.

You can read a ton of tutorials, for example, and still not understand how to make a game in Python, or how to build a web app. In this post, we’re going to discuss how to make a very simple game in

Unlocking potential (and your house)

Patrick

My house is a busy place. Even with Covid-19 restricting many activities, my family finds a way to keep the comings and goings frequent and, often, unscheduled. That’s why easy access to the door and thus the house is essential. The August Smart Lock, a mobile-friendly security solution, smoothes over the rough spots when it comes time to unlock the door and grant someone entry.

Similarly, the August View video doorbell joins a slew of competitors in the market. It lets you see who’s at your door so you can confirm it’s just the petsitter before allowing them access

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