El-P, KillerMike, Zach del Rocha – Say what.
take a 4 minute trip with me…
Mechanical zen; good ‘ole fashioned gear-porn
This video goes to prove that you can find everything on the interwebs…
This is some magical craftsman, mad skills
This is some great video work and a UI freak’s fever dream
This is a question that persists in my mind.
Even more so while I define my career as a digital producer. Conversely I have identified some goals that could make me better at making digital products; and “How do I become a polyglot or full-stack?” is usually at the top of that heap.
Being a programming polyglot or full-stack developer means being able to work and understand any and all programming languages due to one’s profound knowledge of programming as a whole. In a nut shell, this ability creates an almost flat curve for learning or using new or unknown programming language types.
Learning more programming languages, apart from the web stuff, and staying current of usage trends within these languages keeps me mindful of technology’s constant evolution. Introspectively, this is the rabbit to the hound of my life.
As part of my 2014 motto, Write, Run, Code; I have been prioritizing my ideas on how I could reach this level of learnedness.
In this organizational exerceise I have come across two articles that are proving very helpful to me. One article compiles a diverse selection of online courses and training mediums and it’s not exclusive to programming. Regardless of the list expanding outside of computer science and programming, I value it because of how it provides a holistic view on all online learning opportunities.
The other article is a synthesis of suggestions from what seem to be trained professionals who have insight on which language first timers should learn. I appreciate the summarizations of the languages in this list and the opinions shared by the community through out the article and in the comments of the post.
Anyhow I leave these two gems for your reading pleasure and if anyone has any sites or suggested reading for programming, please let me know, cheers!
As I stepped out of the shower this morning, after scrubbing the lingering residue of 2013 off of me, I asked myself, “What do I want 2014 to be full of?”
Overall I consider myself be fortunate, since I have a loving family and I love what I do for money. So from a personal and professional perspective I feel like I’m good.
Well,”good” I guess is subjective and probably not really accurate. I know I am not alone in feeling that family, on all levels: immediate or distant, blood or relation, are complex waters to navigate – wife, kids, mom, dad, sisters and brothers can be overwhelming at times. Also as a digital producer, never stop learning is a job requirement and critical for adapting to the ceaseless shifting of technology.
But for the sake of brevity and this post, I love my fam and pimping pixels, and I couldn’t ask for more from them (although I could, I won’t, right now…)
So back to my post-lavation thoughts, “what do I want 2014 to be full of?”
So short of making an new year’s resolution – I am instead focusing on a new year’s motto and my 2014 motto is going to be the same as this blog post: Write, Run, Code.
By “Write”, I want to write more and make a better effort at documenting what I am doing, more professionally than personally, but we’ll see how that goes. As such I live to create digital projects, whether its a standard website or a social network or a mobile app, if it connects to the Internet I can probably help build it. Under this auspice I encounter vanguard technology and methodologies to realize outrageous feats of the Internet. Also as a 20 year netizen I feel like I am not doing my part by not memorializing more of these findings and sharing them for posterity.
“Run” implies exactly that, get my legs moving, heart rate up and sweat as fast as I can – it’s a sight.
So there it is, that’s the motto for 2014: Write, Run, Code.