When you’re stuck in a rut, and it seems there’s no way out. It’s time to try something different.
I wanted to share with you some links and some practices that have helped me come a long way, in a relatively short period of time.
I’ll try and keep this list to free resources, and I’ll show you the ones which are worth forking out for if there is a cost.
Ok so I quit a lot of jobs, I moved around, I’m a bad person for not picking one place to work and staying there forever. I moved not because I couldn’t sit still, but because I felt as though if I didn’t, I’d be stuck working dead end jobs for, and with, people with zero passion. This is a fate worse than death. Forty hours a week in a queue would be better than working some of the jobs I’ve had.
It took a lot of guts to walk away from places I’d been working. All the while loved ones, friends, colleagues screaming “What are you doing?!”
I learnt a lot, from friends, from strangers and from other people’s mistakes. I had no idea I’d end up in web development, but I’m so so glad I found something I’m good at that I can work hard at, and make a living from.
It all worked out for the best, and here’s how it all went, I even managed to get featured on teamtreehouse’s student stories section!
Yet another birthday present (to myself) arrived this morning.
Skelter’s iSlate (or as I like to call it, a LapPlank) is the acme of comfort for any laptop user, it provides a pleasing, contained workspace with circular cooling holes cut out of the board; a cool laptop is a happy laptop, except if it’s in the freezer for a long time, maybe.
Ok so I forget to update my package managers all the time – and I made a mess of some dependencies. So I put a stop to it by writing this shell script.
First off I started out just having iTerm do it automatically by giving the commands to update on start. This was pretty long winded and I didn’t want all that going off every time I opened up my terminal to do some work, which is getting to be all the time now.
So what I needed was something to remind me to update and not automatically do it every time.