Pre-Course Week 1
or how to terminal 💻
Monday — June 6
- Got our invitation for Slack, this morning! 🍾
- Started chatting with my cohort.
- Around 18:45, had our first Google hangout, which lasted 30 minutes. (thought, it was going to be longer.) Topics were; content, learning objectives, structure, pairing, problem solving, communication, expectations, work/life balance, working patterns, blogging and most importantly, having fun. 🎉
- An hour later hangout ended, received our first instructions, which are hosted on Github:
- Reading materials about command line & version control (git)
- A command line challenge
- Rather than diving in, ended up chatting with my cohort until sleeping.
Tuesday — June 7
- Had quick look to GitHub repository, but didn’t start working.
Wednesday — June 8
- Thanks to Dave Taylor & Rick Umali, I didn’t have to spent reading all the material from beginning to end. Just skimmed them and seemed like already learned most of it, if not all.
- Remembered; learning doesn’t mean that I don’t need to go over the books, while working on the challenges.
- However, reading about both command line and git before the pre-course helped me to complete the challenge in one sitting (a long one sitting, but still a one sitting). 💃🏻
Thursday — June 9
- Realised that I forgot to add, commit & push last step! 😒
- Completed Practical Vim Chapter 4.
Friday — June 10
- Started on Practical Vim Chapter 5
- Updated Zsh by using homebrew.
- Installed Oh-My-Zsh.
- Got scared and deleted oh-my-zsh.
Saturday — June 11
- Installed Oh-My-Zsh back. Still scared.
- Started playing around with it. Got less scared.
- Installed Powerleve9k theme (sounds easy, but took 4 hours!) and customised it (and another 4 hours). 😂
- Ended up learning a bit about z-shell scripting.
- Wrote a post about how to install Oh-My-Zsh.