I’m still exploring CodeAcademy, which has proven to be a very interesting site.
So I decided to regroup and see what else they offer. I mentioned in the earlier post that I needed to update my HTML skills, so I moved on to that part of the site. I certainly learned to create web pages before CSS days, so I needed to learn a lot more about that, too, and I am. I’ve gotten through the HTML portion and the first CSS section, and I don’t see any of that as wasted time.
At this point I would happily recommend CodeAcademy to anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating a web site. I feel that I’m learning the basics of programming, but I’m not far enough along to opine about that bit yet. We’ll see whether or not that issue is resolved in a timely manner, first.
There are certainly other alternatives, but that’s what I’ve learned in the last 24 hours.
I have a Google Alerts search going for “fibromyalgia,” because if there’s something out there that will make this crap better, I want to know it yesterday. The alert brings in all sorts of nonsense from quack remedies to naysayers, in addition to the actual content.
Today’s alert takes the cake, though. Somebody wrote to Dan Savage’s Savage Love column asking, “Can I Sue Somebody for Fisting-Induced Fibromyalgia?“
Savage’s medical expert is out of touch regarding the latest FMS research, but I have to agree with his reply to the letter-writer.
Sam and I tried to game a little tonight, but he was sleepy and I’m fading, too. I did some writing today, and more webifying, and worked on a couple of school assignments. Then I got all-too-obsessed with trying to figure out how to make the output of a couple of WordPress plugins work nicely with my template.
I hope y’all had a lovely weekend!
It has been such a lazy day. All our body clocks are completely confused. It’s going to be so hard on Sam to get up Monday morning!
These days have been sweet and uncomplicated. I just had a delightful candlelit bath, with my storyteller staying with me the whole time. I am very, very sleepy now.
I’ve put this off for a time out of sheer laziness, I suppose, but it’s past time to move the rest of the articles on this site into WordPress. I don’t know how long it’ll take me to work through them, but I’ll try to space them out a bit so as not to flood the feed. I’ll try to remember to use the “more” tag, too.
I can’t just dump the HTML into posts or pages, because there’s always something that’s outdated, or that I would put differently now. And, of course, I’m trying to do this migration without leaving a bunch of broken links, which means setting up redirects as I go.
Yes, I know that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s officiously diagnosed and everything. No, there’s nothing you can do or say that will relieve me of feeling that I had to go through every single article.
Oh. To be more accurate than above, I’ve put this off due to sheer perfectionism, which is highly susceptible to procrastination for exactly these kinds of reasons.
It seems that my grades are finally in.
Stupid required computer class: 93.54, and it was that low because the lazy fool teaching it refused to corrrect the WRONG answers in the computerized tests. Seriously — she never argued that the answers weren’t wrong. She just refused to adjust the grades. For instance, on one quiz, her answer insisted that all HTML tags occur in pairs. Um, no, idiot. Despite examples, she’s too lazy to correct the tests. The class began with an “introduction” to computers in general, specifically to Windows PCs, and never got past simple Word (not anything like mail merge), Excel (not even up to pivot tables) and the simplest of PowerPoint presentations. I want my time back.
Statistics: 99.54. Not bad for my first math class since 1985 or so, math phobia be damned! The professor never graded three of my quizzes, but I’m fairly sure I did well, and apparently I didn’t need them. I got 196/200 points on the final, and precisely what I missed is driving me crackers. Why, yes, I am obsessive-compulsive, why do you ask?
It was most likely the one question where I couldn’t even begin to figure out just what he was asking. It was a four-part question, and I know I got two parts right (those were pretty clear). The other two were random guesses. 25 questions total (most having multiple parts) means that I probably got half of that question (#17, as I recall) wrong, which would be 4 points out of the 200. I guess that was it, then. I wish I knew the right answers, though!
Now — how do I retain what I learned in the statistics course, which could be the single most useful course I have ever taken in my life? I can definitely see the professional applications when I’m working again, but here at home I don’t have a whole lot of reason to those calculations.
Did HTML ever seem this intimidating?
The array of themes available for WordPress is absolutely overwhelming, but I am a stubborn cuss. I want MY OWN theme. Of course, creating one is not trivial, because I haven’t actually learned CSS or XHTML yet. I’ve done just fine with my rusty HTML skills, since I haven’t been able to work outside the home or done any heavy web work in years.
Oh well — I have a reason to learn now!
Please be patient 🙂