i have a new of-the-moment, probably won't last past February, interest. ready for it?
on the subway i read this article in New York Magazine. it talked about this website called Codecademy that is doing yearlong tutorials in coding... for free!
i spend a lot of time on the computer writing. in down moments, when my brain needs to power up for the next go at a plot point or i'm stuck on a particular sentence's wording, when other writers are checking up on other writer's blogs or doing other...interesting things, i'm usually at a loss. i click on facebook, stare at the screen. honestly, i don't even have that many FB friends, so from twenty minutes to twenty minutes nothing really changes.
suffice it to say, the internet is pretty much wasted on me.
thus my decision to start taking these coding tutorials. maybe it'll help me fix some of the things i hate about blogger. maybe it will give me greater confidence to finally attach my blog to my website name, because while i do own www.corriewachob.com, i can't frickin' figure out how to mesh the two things.
while the tutorials are fun and easy, so far, there's not a whole lot of context around them. ex: great, if i type .length after my "var" it will tell me how many letters are in such and such word. but why do i care? maybe the website is assuming a little bit of prior web savy-ness.
and then there's me. who isn't sure she spell sauvy correctly. (no seriously, how? spell check you are not helping!)
do i know what the term coding even means? no! do i remember what i learn in one tutorial after i've moved onto the next one? hell no! but am i having fun forgetting lots of coding information? yes!
and that's all that matters, right?