I'm currently reading, "Do Father's Matter?: What Science is Us About the Parent We Overlooked." by Paul Raeburn. I'm not very far into the book, but a few things have stuck out to me already.
A friend suggested that I play around with code, specifically python, awhile back. I've bought several books and tinkered around here and there but I just couldn't get into the flow. Enter CodeCademy.com.
There are several sites out there and I am excited to experiment with them, but I received an email a couple of months ago from CodeCademy profiling one of their users that went from being a lawyer to a software developer and he had started with their site. He recommended starting with HTML and then moving on up to the "higher languages". That's when I had my "AHA" moment - I was trying to run before I even learned how to crawl.
I've designed websites for the last 20 some odd years, but I've always used programs to do it (Thanks FrontPage!) but the actual guts of the sites always intimidated me. Well, I am no longer going to cower in fear! While I may have a lot to learn I love the way that CodeCademy takes you through their lessons explaining simple concepts then having you actually type the code out. They prefill a lot so it doesn't feel tedious, but you do get a good bit of practice.
Here's to learning how to crawl.
(BTW - I did this whole post in my html editor, not my WYSIWYG - go code!)
Can you believe this beauty keeps putting up with me year after year?
Location: Congaree National Park, SC
Trail: Kingsnake trail - 3.7 miles (we went in and part way back out and then camped about a mile away from the trailhead)
When I was in my early 20's I became a bit of a health nut. So much so I kind of alienated some friends and family from my life because I was a bit fanatical. I don't think I was quite fanatical - I would still eat pretty much anything put in front of me, but I just tried to make sure it was the right stuff that was put in front of me. But because of the way that I talked about things I guess I was a bit of a downer with my, "I eat awesomely and am awesome" kind of attitude.
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