Not a typical Friday…
Ah, the simple online things we take for granted. This project took way more time than you would think.
Back to the Octocat Chat…
During ROR (ruby on rails) review I broke my terminal (that cool thing that lets you talk to your computer and is like, totally essential) .
I guess I authorized some process to delete a part of terminal and once it was completed I couldn’t get a new prompt line going. Not sure what led to that failure, but it was definitely distracting.
Still, I followed along as best I could during the review. I’m always better at the beginning of the week, after I’ve had my alone time and can process the week’s lessons without other people around. I mentioned before that I’m not a fan of pair programming when learning this much this quickly. I do just fine working in pairs otherwise.
Anyways, I hate not being able to chime in during open reviews but I let it be because I figured I’d ‘get ’em next time.’
Until I accidentally volunteered to live code.
I thought our instructor, Mr. Matt Buck, was looking for a headcount of who could convert erb view pages into haml pages, not someone who would do it.
I tried to disappear. Seriously. But slinking down and avoiding eye contact didn’t work.
Everyone, Matt especially, was way encouraging. Even though my vibe seemed nervous and awkward, and I mixed up spaces with tabs (which I knew haml hates!), it wasn’t so bad.
And I showed everyone a nifty sublime trick that quickly makes any element you want times infinity (or 1) using the tab key.
The best part was the reward of the above Octotocat chat sticker. :)