I just watched Christian Genco’s 2012 talk at TEDxSMU titled “You Should Learn to Program”. It’s a fun 10 minute talk that highlights why it’s so awesome to learn to code.
Today is my birthday, I’m 42. This year has been an interesting one, to say the least. I’ve been thinking about what to write about it for a couple months and, as I sit here writing this, I’m not entirely sure what to make of it.
I’m both fascinated by and borderline besotted with shell scripting (you know, all that command line stuff). It turns out my son is intrigued by what you can do from the command line, and it opens the door to some pretty cool parenting moments.
I’m working on a lead generation project for a client this week that, interestingly, led me to a simple, time-saving shell command that enables me to prepend lines of text with a quotation mark. It’s more impressive than it sounds.