10.18 Study Log


I have been having a tough time lately keeping things focused. I think my issue is that I work best when I am in one class, learning one thing. I finished up my last multi-day class a week or so ago and have been thinking up smaller things to do and work on since then. I need to have more structure in my studies so that I can mentally stay in the same place for a longer period of time. After tonight my goal is to finish “Javascript – The Good Parts” and then move back onto “Git a web developer job.” The book will help me lock in the last bits of js that I am working on, and the class will hopefully help me get a little more comfortable about how everything works together.

Goal aside, tonight was productive but varied. I started #hacktoberfest which is a push from freecodecamp and digital ocean to get people to help work on open source projects. I feel like it has some focus on getting beginners involved, but maybe that’s just me being optimistic. I signed up and have done 4 pull requests so far. None of them have been code related, all were grammar or punctuation fixes, but they were all needed. Fingers crossed that they get accepted. FCC posted something asking for help on it, and I bet they are SLAMMED with lots of first-timers (myself included) hitting them with pull requests.

I also went through the beginning of the Launch Academy software prep. It’s more involved than I thought it would be. I’ve already installed some things so I had to do a little uninstall reinstall dance, but in the end it worked out. I still have some more school-specific things to install, but that can wait for tomorrow.

Unrelated to Launch, I installed a md previewer, a quicklook md previewer, and some useful sublime text plugins. I installed gitgutter and a js linter (idk which one, nor how to use it)

Lastly I did some sorting and deleting of stuff on my laptop. It’s boring, but I need to have space for my future life on here. It strangely feels better to have more space free. I’m so zen.

Ah! I also listened to some complete developer podcast on the professional benefits of journaling. I’m kind of doing that already with this blog, but I could (/should?) go into more detail so that I can look back at it and have a better idea of what was going on. Looking back at some longer time-scale things is the only way to really see them.

Tomorrow I will read the “Javascript: The Good Parts” and take decent hand-written notes.

This weekend I will get and start making flash cards.

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