Another semester finished! And, I even get a month long break before heading into semester 1 this year. What to do, what to do?
…CodeAcademy of course. Yep. I am using my down time to study. Where most people live for uni holidays, I sit eagerly awaiting the next class. Ethan still has kindy 3 days a week so I split my time between learning languages, housework, and gaming.
I have completed the HTML/CSS course, which had some new aspects as well as refreshing my existing knowledge. I taught myself HTML with a small book my mum had tucked away in her study. I loved that book. I was in high school, early high school, and made slightly embarassing fansites about my favourite Aussie comedians. I remember mastering iframes and working out how to remove the underline style from my links.
I have also finished their Ruby course. I loved that one. I got to see the theoretical knowledge from my subject realised in a practical sense. We learnt about software engineering outside of a specific language – but focused on Object Oriented programming. My big nerdy heart leapt with joy when I recognised the class, object, and attributes from my course. “I know this stuff!” I am looking at getting a book or two on Ruby programming to further my skills.
I haven’t just been studying during my holidays. We finally set up the Xbox One, Tim’s Christmas present from me and the kids. We’ve both been playing
Watch_dogs, although, Tim has just finished the campaign and I am way back in Act I. It’s not a game we can play while Ethan is awake/home so it is taking me longer to finish.
We have also been trying to go out for family outings more. Ethan has discovered the joy of Thomas the Tank Engine after a trip to the Rail Museum here. I’m thinking of taking him into the city on the weekend for a picnic and a ride on the ferries.
[Edit: Oops, seems I cannot count]