Hacking My (Dot) Life

Stalled.

I feel like I’ve been MIA from it all, but I really haven’t.  I got stuck when learning Javascript and just kind of…stalled. For a week or two I was just checking out youtube videos and checking out blogs that would explain Javascript and see if something would “click” for me (not much of it did).

But 2 weeks ago I checked my email and saw that one of the online classes I had signed up for through edx.org was available and had commenced.  It’s Harvard’s CS50X: Introduction to Computer Science.    In the first 2 part hour long (each) lecture I finally understood the basics.  I instantly fell in love with David Majan’s (the professor) teaching.  HE makes it so that you can understand and visually SEE these concepts in a very easy regular life kind of way.  I can’t explain it, but here is the first half of the lecture so that you can see what I’m talking about.

I’m working on the first problem set where I have to create something on Scratch, a flash-based program created by MIT where you can learn how to program in an easier way.  I have a few ideas up my sleeves.  In the next few days I’ll post it here.

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