Weeks 6 & 7: We Were On A Break!

Pacific Park sign

Not much to report programming wise for the last two weeks. I spent most of the time traveling on vacation so my coding was put on the backburner.

My wife and I spent most of the first week in Santa Monica recharging at the beach. It was our first time visiting that area and we had a great time. The water was a bit chilly, but the weather was perfect for walking around and laying on the beach. Even though we didn’t ride any of the rides, the carnival set up on the pier provides great people watching opportunities. We even saw some dolphins just off the shore, which was pretty crazy. At first, we thought they were sharks, which was scary because there were surfers nearby. Once they resurfaced a few more times we realized that they were dolphins.

I spent most of last week at Blizzcon, which is a gaming convention centered around games from Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzcon is usually about big announcements, playing games, watching esports, and hanging with friends, but this year there was also a two-part panel related to programming.

I feel like this is something new, but maybe it just caught my eye this year now that I have taken an interest in programming. I wasn’t able to catch the panels live, but I am looking forward to watching them later this week. If there is anything of interest I will share it next week.

As nice as it was to travel and visit some cool places, I am looking forward to getting back to my routine and diving into my studies now that I am home. My plan is to pick up where I left off with my Treehouse course and to resume my 100 Days of Code Challenge, which I dropped the ball on while I was away.

Come back next week, when we will actually have some programming to talk about.

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Author: Lee

Hi, my name is Lee and I am a 40-something who recently made the decision to become a self-taught programmer. This site was set up to chronicle that journey and my experiences along the way. Feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

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