I have decided that I will reblog this every time it comes across my dash because it makes me laugh until I think I’m going to puke.
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
what the fuck whose idea was that??
I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.
Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.
(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)
But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.
There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:
Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:
w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)
Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:
If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.
Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems
If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.
I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.
If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:
If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.
If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.
Best of luck!
the whispered “oh my god”… the look of of humiliation on the childs face… the brother is tired
lmfao I am both of them at the same time
3 YEAR OLD GIRL WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL
An incredible video apparently shows a 3-year-old girl, who was declared dead, waking up before her funeral service at a Philippine church.
The video went viral and police confirmed the incident to the Philippine Star.
The video appears to show the girl being prepared for her funeral. Moments later, she stars breathing and is taken out of the coffin by her father.
The child was ill with fever for a couple of days. Physicians confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m. The family started to prepare her for her funeral service and went to the church where a priest administered last rites.
Based on reports, a mourner who opened the coffin and saw the girl’s head move. The girl was immediately given water and taken to a clinic for a check-up and taken home.
My heart starts to beat a little louder when I think about what would happen if the mourner didn’t open the casket.
I read that after this, she was taken to the hospital but the child was pronounced dead. No vital signs at all. Yet the parents refused to believe the doctor and bought milk for the dead child.
Stay strong sis.
White feminists have been real quiet. Where are the long dissertations about supporting Jada?
Twitter Campaign: These are only facts.
Feel free to join in on this campaign to boycott the Exodus movie trailer. I’m so infuriated that it is 2014 and we are still portraying on the silver screen a falsehood of what the ancient Egyptians were! Use the hashtag #BoycottExodusMovie to join. This is honestly some fuck boy mentality honestly!
i will be boycotting this. I hope this takes off