Refusing to work for free makes you lazy?

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Introduction

One of the things that I avoid doing during the last year of quarantine is scrolling on Facebook and watching the news. Last night I broke this rule.

I doom scrolled on Facebook for a little bit after reading the statements of a Greek TV presenter (I’m Greek by the way) about working for free as a young graduate. I think it’s less important to refer to his name, so let’s pass it on.

Getting paid for your job is a human right

The reason why I’m writing this story is not that I was that shocked by this statement. In fact, in Greece, these kinds of statements…


The young superstar feels more like a woman and she is not afraid to show it.

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Introduction

“Showing your body and showing your skin — or not — should not take any respect away from you”, is one of the many phrases that I kept from Billie Eilish’s interview on British Vogue for June’s cover.

I first discovered this weird girl about a year and a half ago when I heard “Lovely” for the very first time. This song was enough to convince me that Billie Eilish is not just a singer or a songwriter. …


A step-by-step tutorial for every newcomer on coding.

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Introduction

So, you took this decision in life. You want to learn how to code! By the way, this road has no return, you just keep on riding.

But the problem is that you don’t know how to persuade your friends that you’re that cool or your boss that he has to pay you extra this month for all the pain that you’re struggling with on Python, R, or any other programming language.

  • The question is simple: Where can I upload my coding stuff online so everyone can see my work?
  • The answer is even shorter: GitHub!

What is GitHub?

GitHub is a…


A short tutorial for those who just started experimenting with 3D design.

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Introduction

If you just started your first experimentation on Blender, then I feel you! I am exactly in the same place and I can relate with the side of your head which thinks that this software is a whole mess!

But…

This reason is not enough to stop you from creating — or modeling if you prefer it this way— a 3D cup on Blender. So, by the end of this short tutorial, you will learn how to do it really quickly and thus you’ll be more than proud of your 3D skills as a beginner.

Ready for this crazy…


Comparing my two most well-performing stories till now.

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If you are on the trial of making money online through writing, then Medium is a great place for you.

No, I can’t guarantee you that you can make millions of dollars by writing about your experiences or any other type of content that you love, but after reading a ton of “how to succeed on Medium” stories, I’ve realized that is doable to make a living by producing content on this platform.

Does this mean that it’s easy if you are new on Medium?

Hell, nooo!

How I started writing

The writing was always one of my passions and that’s why I decided…


A few useful tips after two months of writing on Medium.

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One of the best ways to measure the success of a new project that you are really passionate about is just to write down your goals at the beginning of each month and the final results at the end of it.

At least that’s how I approach my new goals over the last year — the pandemic is one of the main reasons that changed my mindset. That’s also the method that I follow to track my writing presence on Medium. …


The new social media star wears mittens!

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Introduction

“Who is this cute old man?”, I asked myself a few days ago when I first saw Bernie Sanders. “Why he’s everywhere on social media?”

As I’m not a U.S. citizen, I had no idea who was this grey-haired man or what he does in his life. I guessed from the beginning that he’s probably a politician but I didn’t take an oath.

I Google him. Here’s what I found: 👇

Who is Bernie Sanders?

“Bernie Sanders is an American politician who has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007 and as U.S. …


A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners on 3D environments.

Pink doughnut.
Pink doughnut.
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Introduction

A few days ago, I took a course on my Master on how to build 3D environments using Blender. I was really excited by the things that you can create using this software, so I thought that there are probably many people like me, who are absolute newcomers to 3D environments.

The focus of this article is not on how to download or install Blender on your computer — which is pretty easy by the way — but on how to learn some basic features and commands of it, even if it’s your first day using it.

So, if…


How I survive as a fresh graduate in the COVID era

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Introduction

It’s a wrap guys. I’m officially a graduate! Yeahhhh 👏

Four years of continuous trial, 45 courses, one painful dissertation, and hundreds of hours of studying. That’s a lot. I mean it!

Because of COVID, it was not exactly how I expected to be in 2016 when I entered University. No colorful flowers, no cap and gowns in the air, no fancy party!

Of course, the inauguration was online, like everything else the last year, and it actually lasted less than half an hour. I wore a ‘typical’ light blue shirt — I hate this look but… — and…


Learning a new skill in 2020 was both challenging and obligatory

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Let’s do a quick trip in time.

It’s March 2020. The world seems to get collapsed. COVID-19 is expanding globally in an unprecedented way. Humanity feels helpless and stupified.

Silence!

Nobody is outside. The fatal virus is hidden in every corner of your country, town, city, etc. You feel that life has ended.

After the initial tremendous fear and shock, you start worrying about more specific things, like your family’s health, your own health, if you will be able to pay the bills this month, what’s going on with your job, and thousands of other smaller issues.

It was absolutely…

Ilias Zografos

Journalist I Data Science Enthusiast I MSc Student @media_uoa I Constant Learner

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