WHAT NOW? – Tips for IT Grads

It’s tough to find a good job in Information Technology. In fact, it’s tough to find a good job in any field. In IT, as in many fields, you as graduate job hunter are up against stiff competition from seasoned veterans with plenty of experience (not to mention degrees and certificates), college graduates and other trade school grads with the corresponding IT certifications (MPC, MCSE, A+, etc.). All of whom are competing for the same jobs, but with varying levels of skill and experience. Continue reading “WHAT NOW? – Tips for IT Grads”

Meet Edison

As my quest for a teaching credential moves closer to realization, I am honing a few of my lost skill sets that went unused over the past twenty years or so while in the work force. My schooling in robotics from way back when shows little resemblance to the plethora of educational opportunities in robotics available today. Continue reading “Meet Edison”

WordPress Theme Styling

After installing WordPress, you might notice that you can only go so far in modifying the theme using the WP user interface. The most granular control is found in the Editor (Dashboard > Appearance >Editor), where you can modify the CSS, PHP, and HTML directly. I find this a little cumbersome and rather enjoy using Microsoft Visual Studio with all its features, like Intellisense, element formatting, and syntax coloring which all help me write code. Continue reading “WordPress Theme Styling”

Hello WordPress

So this is my first foray into WordPress, heretofore called WP. I previously looked into WP and thought it was a little daunting due to the default installation creating over 100 folders and almost 1500 files. Also, WP uses MySQL as a data source and I am a MS SQL person. But the main deal breaker, in my mind is the use of  the PHP scripting language, which I know almost nothing about. That being said, I finally installed it anyway for the singular reason that I have this desire to write without all the formatting issues interrupting my train of thought. Continue reading “Hello WordPress”

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language. It has many features, which you can read about at https://www.python.org/, if you’re interested.  Python is taught as an entry level programming language used in an MIT Open CourseWare class available online. It is called  Introduction to Computer Science and Programming – 6.00SC. MIT offers material from 2340 courses and claims over 200 million site visitors.

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