Tim's nerd stuff


My learning journey consists of many tools. I started on Codecademy's Ruby path. I have also bought some books today. The first one is Learning to Program (3rd Edition) by Chris Pine, which you can also find free online, but I want the author to reap the rewards. I actually have the 1st and 2nd editions of this book which is on its 3rd now. As I said in previous posts, I have wanted to learn Ruby for a very long time.

The second book I bought was Programming Ruby 3.2 (5th Edition), which Chris Pine recommends as a follow-up to the Learning to Program book.

And finally, I needed something to help me learn Emacs so I bought Mastering Emacs by Mickey Petersen. This I can keep open as I try to figure out how to use Emacs.

I bought them all in digital format since they will be most useful opened up on my screen. The first two aren't actually in print yet. I may get print versions if I really enjoy them. I will start digging into them tonight, till then.

Cheers! Tim

#books #ruby #vim

Today I have commandeered my Hey! World to talk about and document my learning. The two things I am taking on are Ruby and Emacs. There are a couple of reasons for this.

  1. I have always wanted to learn Ruby, which first sparked my interest in code.

  2. I just want to have fun and make fun of stuff.

  3. Emacs will make me feel like Gandalf.

I figured things would stay here until I am at a point where I write my own site and migrate there. Other than that, I'm unsure how this will go or how much I will post. But if anything, it gives me a reason to use my Hey! World.

Thanks for visiting; I will be back soon.

Update 3/3/2023: Today I actually moved everything to the Write.as platform. Other than that, nothing has changed.