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Learning to Do Simple HTML Coding at codecademy.com

As a testament to the material in this post, I have attempted to write this post COMPLETELY in HTML scripting. This is definitely taking me much longer than usual, but only just learning to use HTML from a popular site that specializes in teaching beginner coding known as codecademy has definitely begun to make the site look much better with more dynamics in the content.

codecademy is a popular site with many positive reviews that was constructed for the sole purpose of giving beginners the know-how to start coding and writing basic web-site pages. From personal experience, I am totally on board with what they are doing!

After deciding to chase my desires to learn more about computers and what makes them what they are and changing all of my future plans to revolve around them, I knew I had to learn coding as the first hurdle to overcome. This challenge was met with me struggling to understand even the most basic principles of HTML, the most basic form of web design. With this on the back of mind, I was wondering how I would make it in the computer science industry…

Then came codecademy to the rescue! After just a few hours of going through the exercises, I began to pick up the things I missed with other similar sites around the internet and understand HTML a little more clearly. Now I am posting on my own site by writing full HTML code to show you the difference this site made!

Overall, very pleased with the guys at codecademy and I would highly recommend them to you!

If you are ever wanting to learn to code, check out the programs over at codecademy.com and you will be sure to learn a thing or two in a short amount of time about HTML!

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Turning a new page

Being an author has always been a dream of mine. Bending stories to my desires to create fantasies and dream worlds where all my wildest dreams could come true.

These are the things I seek. To be involved in something that doesn’t take part in this world, but another. A dream that never ends. My recent goal has been to search for this dream.

I am writing a novel called “Ashfall” about a post-apocalyptic world after the countries have turned their backs to the people and began their seemingly infinite number of launch sequences, which extend over a period of a millennia.

This story tells of how a select few people lived through the initial bombings and began the next generation of mankind. Fighting mutated beasts and humans alike, which the people call night-dwellers.

This story is a view into the lives of Julia, an up-and-coming Defender who was born to protect the people of the Deep-Underground, and Dene, an outsider looking in who has a special gift, which may prove to be a curse.

“Ashfall” is written in such a way as to follow their journeys from both points of view as well as with a 3rd person point of view, and is meant to bring  you, the reader, inside the novel to experience life in the days of the New Solstice with Julia and Dene, as well as the friends and enemies they meet through their struggles through life.

Feel free to message me, as I would love to talk to my readers, and let me know about what you think. I plan to post the beginning chapters on my page here at https://beatenpatharchives.blog/ for you guys to read and experience yourselves.

Thanks again and check back often for updates and new posts!

 

 

EDIT: Here is the file to find the first segment of the book! Check it out here: 

The Age of No Gentlemen

“There are not any more gentlemen these days”. This phrase is the description of how men are viewed in modern-day society. While a few men try to reinvent the era of classic manly gestures and show their gentleman’s side, the vast majority go day to day as if being a gentleman never even existed. Have you ever wondered why that is so???

When you think of the “extinction of gentleman-ness”, you usually think of a man sacrificing his coat so the woman could avoid a puddle in her nice dress or opening a door for a lady to pass through. Although, many do not think about how society has changed the outlook on gentlemen.. or what brought it on. My personal view and what my beliefs on the extinction of the gentleman species is the very thing that men strived to impress… The women in society.

Thats right… I said women. Although this can be offensive and frowned upon by most, there are some sound and valid points on this, so try to hang with me.

See, the reason I say women are the downfall to the noble society in which gentlemen lived, is because women strive to be equal to men. But please don’t misinterpret my meanings. I do not wish for women to be itemized or any of the sort. I am glad women have the right to be vital parts of society by doing things such as voting and working. So let me clarify my meaning.

Women have had a long history of wanting to be equal to men. Equal, in this case, began with the women’s suffrage. They argued that women are just as good as men, when in reality… they still are. Just in different things. The fight for equality is a push-and-shove match between two very different parties. At the time, men and womens roles played out to their strengths. Men worked hard and long hours with their hands in order to be the primary bread-winner for the family and acted as head of the household. Women took care of the household and acted as the neck that moves the head, pointing the husband to make the best choices for the family. It was a relatively stable and straightforward relationship for many in that era. 

In short, men used whatever means they could to provide for the household, while women managed what the husband brought home. If you view the needs of the family as bread, men brought home the dough, while women made it bread to keep the family going.

Men saw the desire to care for the women in a way that people take care of their most prized possession. They didn’t want even a speck of dust to scratch the surface and would do anything in their power to keep her safe.

However, women wanted to do more for the household. They wanted to work to help out and do the things that men did. They wanted to vote, they wanted to work, and they wanted to be a part of the “man’s world”. And thus, they protested and fought for years and years to get the rights of men. This led to a tear in the system of courtesy. Before long, if a man offered to give a woman a hand with some luggage, she would decline saying she could handle it. This quickly tore the hole in the fabric of gentlemen’s nature.

If a woman can do these things like a man could, then why would men go the extra mile to do it for them. This was the dawn of the extinction of the gentleman, and now men are expected to treat women the same as just another man if they were to enter the same restaurant at the same time. No special treatment for women is the norm.