Execution model > Naming and binding > global:

appendExecution model > Naming and binding > global:
https://docs.python.org/3.6/reference/executionmodel.html

It would be impossible to assign to a global variable without global, although free variables may refer to globals without being declared global.
https://docs.python.org/3.6/reference/simple_stmts.html#the-global-statement

Personal statement

College Access > Personal Statement
Using standards-aligned, narrative techniques students will reflect on what makes them unique.
http://www.tgreduexplore.org/curriculum/lessons

related:
4 Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/your-money/standout-college-application-essays.html

This Year’s Essayists and Their ‘Beautiful Contradictions’
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/your-money/2017-college-essays.html

Are your happiness goals too high?

Are your happiness goals too high?
James Baraz | January 17, 2017
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/are_your_happiness_goals_too_high/success

Although I’m all for enjoying peak experiences when they arise, measuring that ideal against a moderate level of okayness can easily render this moment as “not good enough.”

Rick Hanson says: “The brain is like Teflon for positive experiences and Velcro for negative ones.”

IDLE

Raymond Hettinger, “Being a Core Developer in Python”
PyBay2016
SF Python

21:45 IDLE is not the world’s greatest editor. It crashes. It has performance problems.
… Go get yourself a real editor!

42:45 A general purpose programming language can do anything.
We don’t know in advance what problem we’re solving.
Because of that, it’s very easy to invent problems…

46:30 don’t be a hypergeneralizer