Kizito's Notes

Week 2

published 9 months ago

I’m still playing catch up …

running dog

… to where I think ‘ideal’ me should be at this point.

Stand up time:

Last 7 Days

Over the course of the past week, I …

  • ‘Failed’ to finish up the home study curriculum - it’s denser (and waaaaaay richer) than I estimated. I’m about 80% done, give or take.

  • Wrote the blog post, yay!  – See it here.

  • Made it to week 3 of the CS50 intro to comp sci course - one week short of my target.

  • Implemented and hosted a small project using the Fetch API - A random quote generator.

random quotes generator ui shot

  • Revamped my study curriculum, again, implementing feedback gleaned from my pal and adapting it to my current time frame (5–6 weeks). See it live here.

  • Failed to finish up the YDKJS book – sheer indiscipline, no excuses.

  • Failed to make it to day 25 of Javascript 30 – currently on day 15 (shame on you, Kizito).

  • Started and made it past the halfway point of Codecademy’s Learn SQL course. Currently on Lesson 4/4.

  • Purchased Wes Bos’ Learn Node course – before prices allegedly go up again.

A Few Reflections

While not impressed, at all, with my progress for the past week, I’m not sober about it either.

There were days where I could have, and should have, accomplished more, but I gave into procrastination by planning. 🤷🏾‍♂️

Also, I don’t think running multiple courses concurrently is helping either.

Next 7 Days

  • Finish up Andela’s home study curriculum

  • Take home study assessment

  • CS50, week 5

  • Finish YDKJS Scopes and Closures

  • Finish Javascript 30

  • Improve, even if by a little, upon the Random Quotes App.

  • Finish Learn SQL

  • Start Eloquent Javascript

Blockers

A few for last week. Here:

Electricity!!!!!!

The power situation in my area is not funny at all. We’ve, for the past 6–8 weeks, not had even a minute of power supply.

Internet

I, on average, consume 3 - 4GB daily streaming lectures from all edges of the internet. While I’m not complaining about the cost any more (I’m honestly tired), stability is now a pain.

Lectures which are supposed to be an hour long tops are taking me 1.5 to 2 hours because of buffering.

*sighs*

Anyhow, sha, the boy is undeterred.

Here’s to a fruitful week!