Here are some things that have been on my mind.

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Coder Academy Term 1 finished!..... and salmon pink is NICE.

6th October 2020

Picture of a hockey game So...... little over 7 weeks ago, I started a fulltime, full-stack developer course at CoderAcademy.com.au, three days ago ago we handed in our third assessment. Not going to lie, its been tough. I went from thinking I knew a bit of html, to building this site from scratch. Every line of code is mine. It's not perfect by any means, but its mine. The sense of fullfilment from having built my own little piece of the web is amazing. Not only that, but I just completed my first fully functioning app. It only works in the terminal, and doesn't do very much tbh. However, it does let me think that I can actually build more complex stuff. Actually, now I know I can. We used ruby to make it, and yes I didn't know ruby at the start either. The joys of being a mature student have made it challenging to manage my time, yet its only thanks to COVID-19 that I can have started this course at all. Yes I lost my well paid job, but its also allowed me to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I mean, I started coding lessons before my lecturers were born. I learnt LOGO at around 9yrs old. The challenges for the coming term are going to be as big if not bigger... but I'm keen. I haven't felt like this for a long long time. PS. My 3 girls chose the colour scheme for the site. I had originally made it a sky-blue theme since it refelcts who I am. I couldnt say no to the five year old who wanted salmon-pink.

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Blog Post 2

25 August 2020

Picture of a hockey game But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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Blog Post 3

24 August 2020

Picture of a hockey game But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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Blog Post 4

22 August 2020

Picture of a hockey game But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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Blog Post 5

21 August 2020

Picture of a hockey game But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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