Journal #9 2017/03/17


This is the link for the program.

It’s currently designed for single deck Blackjack and should be restarted after every game.  But this project has allowed me to build a base for more advanced card counters if I so choose to make some.

The new use of if statements that I learned would allow me to code a program that would determine what cards are left in the deck instead of using statistcal analysis to determine when the dealer is at a disadvantage.

I have started on another counter using the Wong halves system (Which has 99% betting corilation).

This will be designed for up to 6 decks and run the count as well as the true count.


Journal #8 2017/03/16


Through the assitance of my classmate Duncan, a Solution for the previous problem was created. Through the use of if statements the program ended up working after a complete overhaul.

Here is a Small Snippet of code


The complete program will be uploaded Tommorow after its compelted.

Journal #7 2017-03-15


Since I have to wait for my parts to come in before continuing on I decided to start on a mini project of creating a Card counting Program based on my tax calculator from last year.

One = 1
Two = 1
Three = 1
Four = 1
Five = 1
Six = 1
Seven = 0
Eight = 0
Nine = 0
Ten = -1
Jack = -1
Queen = -1
King = -1
Ace = -1

print (“Values are One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace”)
print (“Please enter the values are written. This uses the Hi-Low Card counting method, The dealer will be at a disadvantage when the count becomes Positive.”)

Count = input(“Enter the Card here:”)
Count = input
print (“Count =”, Count)

This is the beginning of the code that I’m creating, currently Ive encounted the problem of the variables not recognized as variables when inputed. Which will require me to learn more about inputting variables through video tutorials.

Radios of the 1920’s

Radios became popular and available in households, due to the uses of it. Being able to broadcast information from a number of miles away.
The radio became an invention that gave entertainment and information from the comfort of your own home, due to this you could listen to popular comedic shows or just music.
The use of transmitting information through invisible wavelengths would to lead to a number of inventions that we use today. Such as satellites, Cell phones and the internet. The concept of the radio which seems rather limited by todays standard opened up a new field in telecommunications that would prove to serve our society for years to come.

Canada’s Growing Independence

During 1926 all the countries of the British Empire met at a Imperial Conference. King insisted that the leaders talk about the states of their country and pushed for autonomy of Canada.
Canada became an independent nation through the statue of Westminster. But there was still two details that Canada had to follow. Canada would still have to ask if they were able to change the BNA act since it was kept in the British Parliament. And a privy council was the top courtroom for Canada until they could set up their own legal system.
Both legal arrangements would be ended when Canadians agreed on the powers to be held by the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Entertainment of the 1920’s

Jazz became a popular choice in music. Originating from the states in possibly New Orleans, musicians such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong made it popular. 
Mary Pickford playing Little Anne Rooney in this picture, was considered America’s Sweetheart. During this time “Talkies” or talking films arrived in Canada. This revolutionized the movie industry and brought entertainment to many people.


The Charleston became the dance of the 1920’s originating from African American culture.

Politics of the 1920’s

William Lyon Mackenzie King was the longest serving prime minister in Canada. He served over 30’s years and was the grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie, the leader of the rebellion in upper Canada.
Due to the issue of the conscription crisis of 1917 French Canadians remained angry at their English speaking counterparts. This rift would still be felt a century later in the form of Quebec Separatists.
Prime minster King was believed to have a belief in spiritualism and would sometimes attempt through mediums and séances to communicate with the dead.