i have begun the learning sequence
So the past few days as I have tried to recover from my recent surgery, I have started studying at FreeCodeCamp and decided to not assume anything and simply begin from the bottom up. That's right, I began from where I started when I wrote my first HTML page in 1994 and have been working up from there. So much has changed since I first got into this. So many things can be done with CSS that I had not even thought of.
That's why it's not a good thing to fall too far behind in this tech game. It can flow away and leave you in a heartbeat, and you have to swim hard upstream to recover. There is of course a part of this site that I want and need to code myself, and at the moment the root domain is in fact pointed at a Wordpress instance to avoid that very thing. I believe I will be fixing that soon, and in rather short order.
The antibiotics that they have had me on has been about a horse pill's worth, and it has flat out ran through my system like a train. I finally got smart and realised I had to up my natural game and get the things back into my system that promote energy and proper health, and isn't the crap they have had me on. It is true that I had an infection that needed to be dealt with, but if I keep going their route it will drastically shrink my capabilities, and I simply cannot afford that at this juncture, not when I am finally beginning to get back into the swing of things.
I learned yesterday about all of the cool stuff Elasticsearch has to offer, and how it can produce some really cool views with Kibana. I don't know at this exact moment if any of it is opensource or if its all closed and proprietary, but if more of the latter, I am sure someone has thought of how to open it up.
Another thing that I am experiencing is a lowered tolerance for stupidity. I am becoming severely allergic to that as well. Soon I will also be looking for ways to bring a little more money in without doing unethical or in any violation of current IP contracting. See, I have this thing where I can't do any work for any of the customers of the company I currently work for, and to be perfectly honest, I am more than cool with that. I am looking at shifting over to the coding racket, and that is something that I might consider doing for my current employer, but until I have a portfolio of things that I have done, I have nothing so there is no way to properly judge my worth.
certifications are worthless
I am also not on a certification hunt, because those die off, and usually it is an ugly death. I have been, in my IT history, the following:
- CNA (Certified NetWare Administrator
- CNE (Cetrified NetWare Engineer
- Network + (and a few other "+" certs)
- Certified Avaya Architect
- About 4 or 5 other certifications I've forgotten