Alright, enough messing around; it's time to get my hands dirty. That's not to say that coding involves any physical labor, mind you. My keyboard is just in need of a thorough cleaning out. Like, I don't even remember the last time that I opened that bag of Doritos and that blasted cheese dust is still lodged deep within those crevices ...
Anyways, coding languages! Outside of some work with macros written in VBA, this is uncharted territory for me. Several acquaintances have recommended Codecademy as a great way to get started with the real stuff, and after a handful of half-assed attempts to get this going throughout the years, I finally managed to plug away at it for several hours.
I *greatly* appreciate the friendly, glacial pace at which Codecademy introduces new topics. Coding and other computer-y things have a strange mystique around them that make a lot of people assume that it involves some kind of dark magic that they could never comprehend. This website, however, is built around positive reinforcement to a charming degree, to the point where it emails out "Badges" after every bundle of lessons. Go me, I'm great!
I don't really have an end goal in mind with this, but Ruby on Rails is probably used for things that matter, so let's see where it goes!