Many times before, I’ve said that I was going to take a Coursera class or two (or three, or four…) – but for the first time, I actually have the time and energy to potentially see it through. Right now, I’m signed up for Functional Programming Principles in Scala and Cryptography I. Both classes look like fun, and I’ll get to learn something new from both! I’m super excited to see what’s coming up in both classes - and to see if I can (finally) finish a Coursera class.
That’s one of the catchphrases my favourite math professor at SU has, and it never really made sense to me until now.
In the grand scheme of things, nothing really matters. You have at least 60-80 years to live, maybe 100, or hell, even more than that. A bad quiz, a failed exam, a botched paper - none of that matters a year, two years, ten years from now. Sometimes things go well, and that’s great, but when things go south, odds are that in a few years, they won’t matter.
I don’t know why I didn’t write this little snippet earlier on, but… well, I’m glad I’m doing it now. I share a lot of files (primarily images), and every time I do so, they either go on imgur or on my box. Every single time I try to upload things to my box, I have to type out the entire scp command - which gets pretty tiresome, since it’s super cookie-cutter. (Everything just gets dumped into the same folder every time.) So… I wrote this little function just now.
Hi there. Hey. So one project (of the… Nobody’s keeping count? Good.) that I wanted to tackle this Winter Break was to move my blog over from Tumblr to something that I could manage myself. In reality, it was to move stuff I wrote away from the Wonderful World of Images and Memes. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course, but it was so that the 0.25 people who read this thing wouldn’t have to sit through Chuck gifs and hear me blather on about random dribble that comes to my mind.
But then again, that’s probably why you follow me on Twitter. Hopefully given this division, I’ll start writing more than I have been - usually, I just get lazy and not write (or really, I’ll write something and opt not to publish it because I don’t think I can write. I swear to God, everything makes sense in my head). Fingers crossed that you like reading the self-deprecating works of this dude, right here.
I haven’t felt this way in a while, but all I really want to do now is break things - for good. If there’s one thing I (at least subconsciously) dislike about tech, it’s when people control datasets for no reason other than because they can.