Finally, the park pictures! I didn’t mean to take so long (sorry Mom!), but I was having a little issue with resizing the images via command line and I was determined to do it that way. To tell you the truth, if I had been able to do it via terminal over a year ago, I would have posted far, far more pictures. Oh well; better late than never, right?
Since there are more pictures than can be reasonably put in an entry, I uploaded to Flickr:
Those are from the park visit last Friday, and I hope you can see how much fun we had! Olivia actually wore that same outfit today since it’s a favorite around here. For me, it’s the colors (and those adorable Babylegs) but for Joshua, it’s totally the saying on the shirt. ;)
I’m really proud of myself for not only learning how to parrot the script Joshua taught me to type into terminal but for dissecting it and understanding exactly how it works. I’m familiar with coding and writing programs (at least, once upon a time), but for some reason, my mind has not been able to grasp the concept of using the command line. SSH for my website? Forget about it. Not happening.
Except, all of a sudden, it is. It’s just clicked for me and, while I’m a little frustrated at not knowing it all right away (I might be a little impatient), I’m happy to be learning something new. I think Joshua enjoys teaching me, too, which is nice, because it’s an activity we can do together. His new blog, FsckingLinux.com, has actually been really helpful for me too because I find myself learning more just by reading what he writes. That is something else that I’ve been having a problem with and I can attribute most of that to “Fibro fog” (and then pregnancy brain), but it seems like I’m “getting” it now and I’m having a lot of fun.
Certain distributions of Linux are very intuitive for new users; for example, my mother uses Linux with no issues and she’s a very casual computer user. I recommend it for anyone sick of Microsoft’s mind games, actually, but that’s besides the point. This intuitiveness aside, I really wanted to be able to do things via terminal because it seems more streamlined when Joshua uses it. Anything that makes life easier for me is pretty much what I’m all about. That’s why I have two kids, of course, and a dog. Duh.
I’m done. Goodnight.