It’s 2017, should I learn HTML & CSS? Are they outdated?

Lately, I’ve been noticing a strange trend of pushing HTML & CSS aside in favor of frameworks, libraries, and “actual” programming languages like JavaScript. Quickread: HTML & CSS are critical to learn. Personally, if it wasn’t for Mark Myers’ A Better Way to Learn HTML & CSS, I would have quit web development. Whether we’re…

A master tech guy on YouTube stepped out of the game…Who’s next?

As a YouTube content creator, I obsessively refresh my admin panel just to get a real-time look at all the assorted mayhem going on in my collection of videos. Comments, thumbs up and down, new subscribers, unsubscribers…It’s a thrill! It’s like an ant farm bustling with various activities at all times — mostly predictable but also…

HOLY CRAP<<<I JUST SPENT $10 ON A JAVASCRIPT COURSE @ UDEMY

Two days ago, by suggestion of the motivated newcomer CodingPhase on Youtube, I splurged for a Udemy JavaScript course. That’s right. . .For the first time in my coding education journey, I actually spent money — a (((whopping))) $10, no less. What inspired me? 1. Hours of searching on YouTube for free stuff, with a…

Dude, I’m so TRASHED! Garbage Hacking 101

This is not some cute little composite story I’m making up to illustrate a patronizing point about cybersecurity. THIS HAPPENED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO: I went to check my mail at my PO box after a long day at work, right?  My receptacle was bone dry. But, for those people that still get credit card…

My Top Five Albums for Coding Brilliantly

I’m neither a savant nor even normally talented at coding. I need a lot of motivators, and I forget a lot of stuff quickly. Therefore, the 280 BPM “I just dropped a postage stamp -sized serving of acid followed by some E, let’s dance and hump” type of electronic music just doesn’t do it for me,…