this doesn’t look right

“who needs google maps? paper maps are making a comeback!” words that would quickly come back to haunt the hipster.

Okayyyyyy, so after taking a couple of months off from free code camp I came back to finish up my course and finally claim my certification after 3 years of toiling away.

But something was amiss, where had all these new lessons and projects come from? Why does free code camp now have 6 certificates instead of 3 and now I have to learn about React, Redux and Sass? huh?

It turns that during my small sabbatical, free code camp had decided pull a blindside on me and release its new curriculum to the public, unfair!

With only one project left to complete I had returned to a new curriculum and even worse, some of the projects that I had spent weeks grinding on had now been moved to interview questions and didnt count to new certificates, madness!

So after crying in the shower for a few hours and having an all around general meltdown I had a bit of a dig around and found that they still awarded a legacy certificate if you managed to finish the fcc old course. So I hunkered down and ground out solutions to the tic tac toe and simon projects.

Both projects were definitely worth my time as it really managed to reinforce previous¬† lessons learned during my time, the feeling of finally grinding out a solution to tic tac toe after all the worry and stress it put me through was better than sex! (but not really). Plus its two more projects that are quite complex, as far as the curriculum in fcc goes, that I can now add to my portfolio. Plus plus I now have five projects that have been ticked off on the new ffc curriculum section “Take Home Projects”!

Once that was done I also decided that it was definitely in my best interests to plow ahead and go for the new course certificates, I alreadty had 85% of the 3 new courses Responsive Web Design Certification, Javascript Algorithms And Data Structures Certification and Front End Libraries Certification ticked off. The new projects also gave me a chance to try and work on all the skills I had learned from Andrew Mead’s Udemy courses.

It definitely wasnt fun to come back and see a whole bunch of new stuff staring me in the face, especially being that close to completing something that I have worked towards for the last 2-3 years, but it turns out that there was a silver lining in it all along… in the form of more work… wait… oh man!

“When life gives you lemons, just say fuck lemons, and bail.”

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