I’m a great believer in adult education. Learning should not stop once you’ve gone through school. Lifelong learning is a great way to stay current, improve oneself and to increase opportunities in life.

I’ve done a bunch of online courses this year. Quite a lot of them were refreshers to make sure I still remembered how to do stuff (Project Management, HTML, CSS, JavaScript–I’m looking at you!)

Here they are:

DateCourse Duration
MarchSide Hustle: Develop the Skills you need to Succeed3h30
AprilWhat Is Programming?2h50
Godot: Beginner to Advanced4h19
Godot Game Engine — The Complete Course6h00
Intro to Unreal Engine 40h39
HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: The Big Picture1h28
Modern Java: The Big Picture1h58
MayHTML Fundamentals2h20
Beginner’s Guide to Project Management1h40
Fundamentals of Agile Project Management1h30
Play by Play: Visual Studio Live Share0h36
CSS Positioning0h50
Python: The Big Picture1h05
Kanban Fundamentals1h31
Less: Getting Started1h11
JuneGame Character Concept Design Fundamentals1h40
Play by Play: Software Development in Swift – Beyond IOS0h51
Swift Fundamentals3h48
Responsive Websites With Bootstrap 32h53
Play by Play: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with Lea Verou2h15
Introduction to CSS2h9
JulyJavaScript: Getting Started2h46
JavaScript for Beginners1h30
HTML5 Fundamentals3h47
React: The Big Picture1h11
Vue.js: Big Picture1h06
Angular: The Big Picture1h07
Introduction to Logic Pro X1h39
AugustAlchemy Synth Fundamentals in Logic Pro1h22
Introduction to Ableton Live 92h09
Semantic HTML1h49
Learn JavaScript from Scratch1h06
JavaScript Fundamentals3h00
OctoberJavaScript Objects and Prototypes0h48
Python: Getting Started2h59
DecemberGetting Started with Django CMS1h02
Code School: Try Django0h36

I’m fairly sure I’m going to be doing more courses and it looks like the focus is going to be on Django (because I have this idea of a web app that I want to build for myself), Python (because it can do anything–web, games, scripting for OS software like Blender, Krita, Inkscape, etc…, security, all sorts) and maybe Ruby / Ruby on Rails (because I’m impressed by the work of Basecamp and because the language principles seem to fit how I think).

I found this website called talktotransformer.com that uses AI to write articles based on keywords and the first sentence.

I thought it might be fun to add in the opening sentence of some of the top novels of all time to see what alternative versions might read like. Check it out.

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coffee and sketching

Hello! How are you?

Welcome to my all-new website. I’ve got rid of everything that’s no longer relevant to me any more. There’s a whole collection of old projects that no longer represent what I do and how I feel about things.

I’ve also decided that these pages from my notebook should be of use to people. I’m not the sort of person that can crow about their achievements. There’s no need for me to write posts about that. But I am interested in how things work and what they mean and how systems and processes work. And so I can use this platform to examine that.

Much more interesting.

The Newsletter

I’ve got a Mailchimp newsletter and I’m going to start using that to post out interesting articles and whatnot before they get posted into this notebook. So if you sign up to the newsletter then you get all these articles way before everybody else.

Playlists

I’ve also been collating Spotify playlists since 2013 and I’m going to shortly release them onto this website as creative inspiration. I have had to transfer them across to my musical alter-ego to access them, but I still have them.