playing guitar again

Let me riff a bit on playing the guitar again. I go through these awful periods where I don’t play guitar. In fact, I haven’t played any guitar in more than six months. It always helps to get out of these non-guitar funks if I have some sort of plan as to w...

trying a new writing tool

This is possibly the second blog post for me today. I tried out Adobe InCopy when I wrote this morning (meh…), so this time around I am using to write something. Again, I’m not sure how this is an improvement over writing with MSWord or with Goo...

writing about writing

Let me try writing an entire blog post worth of words, just testing out the software a bit. This thing has word count, so I just need to drone on a bit until I reach my 500-word minimum. Still, I’m just freewriting, but freewriting with a direction in mind.

another day of coding

I don’t have a lot to say other than it has been a while since I have written a post for this blog. If this blog was a baby I could be charged with neglect.

eating my lunch

I’m in between teaching classes just now, eating my lunch and fucking around. I haven’t written a post for this blog for quite a while, so let me write a bit and see how it turns out.

organizing my coding notes

I’ve been working for the past few days to reorganize all my notes on various coding tutorials, creating README files and making sure all the repositories are up and running. Let me list and link all the repos here so I have a central listing of all the cod...

coding notes

I thought I might as well blog this. These are notes for a Udemy course titled JavaScript Interview Prep. The answers below are coded out on the and Codepen websites. I have added hyperlinks to each of the code examples.

need to work out

I have been trying to get back into the habit of exercising regularly, but my back went out this past week. Finally, today I feel like I can do it. I went to the gym a few days ago, but I couldn’t complete even the most basic workout. Today I should do some...

new day coding

Just like yesterday, I’m going to write this post as quickly as I can. Let me just keep going until I have my required 500 words, and then I’m done.

writing quickly

Let me try to write 500 words as quickly as I can. I really need to get back to writing this blog more regularly. I think I have written only one other post this month. Not good enough. My purpose in writing this blog is to get daily practice in writing, an...

I need to write more

I just learned how to create to-do lists in markdown. Here is a basic example.

job applications

I thought I would take some time just now to bang out my daily 500 words (at least I wish I did it daily).

still coding

I don’t really have anything to say, but that is not the point of freewriting. I should be able to write no matter how I feel. Let me just bang out 500 words and move on.

JavaScript algorithms

I have been re-working my way through the FreeCodeCamp JavaScript algorithms, testing things out in as I go. This is a much more satisfying time around since I am doing a lot more of the coding by myself. That being said, I have been looking at the ...

working on some new tutorials

I finally signed up for the Pluralsight website so I can take some more coding tutorials. So far I have taken a few tutorials for JavaScript - some excellent and some not. I’ve also started a tutorial on HTML5, trying to learn a lot more of the functionalit...

learning React

I have been working since yesterday on the first of the two React tutorials on Codecademy. So far it makes sense to me, although I don’t yet know how to compile React code to create readable JavaScript. Here is an instance of uncompiled React code.

some more coding stuff

Here’s another silly little JavaScript project I have copied to It’s a Magic Eightball game I did earlier on in the Codecademy JavaScript tutorial.

embedding a GitHub gist

I’m testing embedding a GitHub gist on my blog. Let’s see how this works.

some coding projects

I’ve been working on some coding projects with the Codecademy JavaScript tutorial. I thought I might post a few of them just to show off a bit.

coding update

I finally figured out the code I pasted into my previous post “new coding platform.” When I posted it earlier it still wasn’t working. I’ve got it going now, and here it is.


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