Blue Moon Update

Well, biDiana-of-Versailles,- Artemis-2 4tuesday wmkg plans were…   …   ….big plans.

Still have goal of FCC Front-End DevLifelong-learning in mind, but not by Summer Solstice.

Will have new plan up this week, but progress has been subverted for last couple months, not much accomplished, but new focus isn’t just FCC.day1Wmk


Still, I have gone in some other directions – applied for a job with the candidate of my choice (guess…I’ve also spent a lot of time on, and had a week or so on deviantArt again, making…’art’. Nope: ART! Ownin’ it. Anyway, webbing, not often…enough, here, on this blog….



3 Months to FCC Front End Developer Certificate

3 Months to FCC Front End Developer Certificate

Back to Webbing Often (or is that ofTen of ten = of 10?) & #learnToCode, #womenWhoCode, #codeNewbie

This is a BIG PLANNING SESSION for me, to figure out my time!

I’ve been on & off of since last I posted here; also doing a lot of political -ing for both the #flintwatercrisis & #hillary2016 because #imwithher & #sheswithus, imo, plus I discovered dailyKos, lol, oh-oh!

Meanwhile I’ve been embarrassed that I haven’t made this blog look better; so I haven’t been here posting and looking at it, so that’s on my list: getting to know wordPress better. Plus there was the holidaze, was sick, had major dental surgeries (several) yada yada….Meanwhile, my local wordPress meetup closed!

One of the domains I need to work on for my friend’s healing business

Anyway, I was inspired to update this via another *freecodecamper’s (*=FCC) blog post, which I found via FCC’s facebook (fb) page: How to be a Self-Taught Web Developer. He had a 6 month plan, but I don’t think he had discovered FCC then.

Just around the ides of March (when Hillary won 5 states-Yahtzee!) I’d been getting inspired and working on the stuff I gotta do-AND, probably not coincidentally, I have been taking thyroid syntHormone RX, which actually gives me energy & volition to get stuff done.

My plan now is to get my FCC Front-End Developer Certificate done in ~3 months, from Spring Equinox to Summer Solstice; 3-21 to 4-21; 4-21 to 5-21; 5-21 to 6-21.

I will finishing step 1 in the next few days, then I will be doing steps 2. as: 3-24 to 5-1 & step 3. as: 5-1 to 6-21.


Step 0.: (In FCC, what I’ve already finished & what’s left to do🙂

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Here’s a screen capture of my current FCC map (schedule)
  • Responsive Design w Bootstrap*
  • JQuery*
  • Object-Oriented & Functional Programming*
  • Recently did half the quick ‘Gear Up for Success‘;(except LinkedIn‘s just too public so soon, but will be doing that in step 3; and the commit to Girl Develop It @step 2)
  • Basic Javascript: recently finished all the new stuff, took me several days (which was ~half of it)
  • Basic Algorithm Scripting: had finished 4 of 16 previously


*needs review cuz it’s been awhile; some since last summer, but the bulk since Oct. 2015

HOURS:  ~75 already done;

452 more to do in 3 months for Front End Developer Certificate

~= 150/month  {OR 226/6weeks (2 sessions)}

~= 37.6/week!

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Happy & Blessed  Vernal Equinox!


Step 1.: THIS weekend (& extended Equinox to airy Libra March 23rd Crow (or Sap or Chaste) Full Moon Lunar Eclipse):  I will finish the Basic Front-End Development Projects, (50 hours) plus some personal things that need to be done:

    • a tribute page; mine is for a Preeminent Ukrainian coder: Kateryna L. Yushchenko
    • personal porfolio page – will feature these ‘coming soon’ pages
    • Figure out the scheduling of when I can squeeze in the Udemy course I have
    • update my PC so I can use my psd subcription
    • review the things I *need to review from FCC (see above in the already finished)
    • go for a hike any day I can
    • maybe go to Lansing Sun PM? for that group, plus visit sister & her family
    • go to library & bank Monday?
    • pay taxes on AZ property  & insurance Tuesday?
    • check on govt. paperwork for eventual job-hunting Wednesday?
    • laundry & recycling Sunday afternoon
    • plant some seeds (supposed to be rainy all next week) Sunday afternoon

      Happy Spring!
    • Sam’s flea protocols when it rains this week
    • Doing something with lavender wood & trim harvest Sunday afternoon
    • A beet-dyed pysanka for the holidaze tonight/tomorrow after coding
    • Basement, bedroom, office & studio areas deep spring cleaning & organizing
    •        Sun into firey Aries
    • Mar 24: Other sister starts visit – possibly deep floors cleaning

Step 2.: Spring Equinox (the ancient New Year) to MayDay (Beltain) Day

  • (Mar 24: Other sister starts visit)
  • March 27: flint stop snyder petitions = Easter
  • Make a plan & calendar to firm up days for these 6 weeks
  • Figure out the 226 hours: Basic Algorithm Scripting through Intermediate
  • Meetup with folks at least fortnightly for the NETWORKING social aspects; check conference schedules – Self, WordCamps, Smashing schedule
  • Speaking of which, do the commit to Girl Develop It, maybe GR?
  • Exercise daily; maybe rejoin the gym on March 31/April 1, as its tick & lyme disease prime time; start tracking food on phone
  • Heavy gardening time – daily seed starting
  • Social media for various causes -kzoo dems, flint stop snyder; possibly office too
  • Meet with Eileen to finish her page

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    Breathe, Relax, Massage
  • April 1: Gym!!!
  • April 7: new firey Aries moon
  • April 14: Tax forms due to IRS, last call; also Orphan Black 🙂
  • Aprll 22, full watery Scorpio Seed (or Sprouting Grass) Moon
  •       & the Sun goes into Earthy Taurus
  • Photoshop Phun Times!
  • Put up all my sites’ coming soons up, & check billing w hosts
  • More pysanky irl for the site demos, & for sales

    Happy & Blessed Eostre!
  • Some more  type of online WordPress training
  • Finish Udemy course
  • Do some github online training
  • Prune lavender?
  • Shampoo the upstairs & downstairs carpets?
  • Paint the house exterior?

3) From MayDay to Summer Solstice

  • May 1: Festivities
  • Mercury is Retrograde in earthy Taurus from April 28-May 22; so a good time to review & take stock of new plans, follow up on what’s been done
  • Make a plan & calendar to firm up days for these 6 weeks
  • Figure out the 226 hours: Intermediate Algorithm Scripting through Advanced Front End Projects
  • Meetup with folks at least fortnightly for the NETWORKING social aspects; check conference schedules – Self, WordCamps, Smashing schedule
  • LinkedIn profile & Biz cards

    This is the goal!
  • May 6: new earthy Taurus Moon
  • May 21: full Flower (or Corn Planting) Moon  in firey Sagittarius
  •        & Sun goes into airy Gemini 
  • Digital spring cleaning time?
  • Heavy gardening time – daily planting
  • Work on harvest share app

    Go eat there!
  • June 5: new airy Gemini Moon
  • June 20: full Strawberry (or Lovers) Moon  also in firey Sagittarius (double!)
  •       & Sun goes into watery Cancer 
  • Even more with WordPress
  • Work on lgbHome app
  • Make Summer calendar
  • Job hunt for the last month
  • WeMoon land for July 4???



‘Web Often’: lately been more of a wish than a #Wyrd **PLUS** #learntocode ~update

Wyrd. (as in sacred word)

(and yet, few words, here, as of late. Haven’t been Web Often-ing a lot (at least here on wordPress)), but did end 3+ years of girl-cotting fb. Also tweets have happened…

May start wyrd (press?) Goddess/heathen/pagan blog, maybe year of daily Goddess devotions? (though that ‘twould be easier on tumblr, as my phone can usually access that even if in non-Web hinterlands….); might start that on Autumn Eqx/Hallows, or maybe month long of devotions, like soon, like starting now:  #Hail Freya! -who loves the gold bling…Anyway, #wyrd.Goddess Seals of ancient Crete from Max Dashu: Suppressed Histories online gallery. Goddess with poppies seated under fruiting tree and surrounded by votaries offering crocuses. Two serpents float past the sun and moon in the sky, beside a Goddess Seals of ancient Crete, from Max Dashu’s Suppressed Histories online gallery:

Goddess with poppies seated under fruiting tree and surrounded by votaries offering crocuses. Two serpents float past the sun and moon in the sky, beside a “Shield Goddess.” A double axe takes center position, and benearth it is a small female figure with a crocus who appears to be standing on the mountain symbol, like a goddess in other seal art.   Speaking of which, I’m thinking I may create another, more focused, sacred blog, stay tuned?

Lifelong-learningMeanwhile, back on the web, #learntocode -ing:  have been doing some @codedemy, in support of my @freecodecamp training, and also doing a few projects on my own. Plus had 40th, FINAL #michfest -ivities, so offline (therefore, web NOT often (nor actually @ all) was only possibility).

Anyway, back again.  Image  revisit… midway during green sheep year:

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#webOften (could also be #webOfTen….)

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips


Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.

We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer.

So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more.

Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. He’s insanely productive:

  1. He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students.
  2. He writes 6 (or more) peer-reviewed academic journal papers per year.
  3. He’s the author of 4 books including the wonderful “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” And he’s at work on a fifth.
  4. He’s married with a young child and handles all the responsibilities that come with being a husband and dad.
  5. He blogs regularly about productivity and expert performance.

And yet he finishes work at 5:30PM…

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Kamene Baba Figure

Eric Edwards Collected Works

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PRM.1890.30.1: Kamene Baba figure beside the Collection Box.

This statue is a most intriguing artefact and the archetype of the Baba Yaga Cult. Towering over the more benevolent mortals in the Collection Box as you enter the Court from the right hand side, is the stone figure of Kamene Baba: Although easily upstaged by her more animated neighbours, she does have an intriguing tale to tell.

The statue is a rough hewn sandstone female figure holding a cup in her hands called Kamene Baba weighing 10 cwt 10 lbs and 21000 mm high. It is from a burial mound at Ekaterinoslav in southern Russia dated from 1000 to 1100 AD. Kammennaia Baba is ascribed to archaeological stone statues discovered near southern Russian burial grounds.

Baba Yaga is a witch or crone archetype whose cult occurs in Slavic mythology. These stories originate in the myths and beliefs of northern Russian and Finnish…

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10 ways to win at professional time etiquette

Loved this look @ lessons learned in NYC of hustle; Follow Up and Follow Thru is probably my weakest point, so making that my new motto!

Kate Kendall

time I think of the last year and a half I’ve spent in New York as professional finishing school. If there’s anywhere on this planet where people are stupendously busy, it’s this place. It definitely took me a few months to settle into the rhythm. Combine this experience with recently fundraising, and I now feel incredible mindful of everyone’s time. So, without ado, I wanted to share 10 tips on how to win at professional time etiquette:

1) For the love of humankind, be direct with asks

Growing up in England and Australia, I was taught to be the opposite of direct. Skirt around issues, don’t address things head on, be tirelessly polite and pad lots of superfluous info around a lone ask. What I’ve now learnt is that one of the kindest things you can do for someone’s time, is to be as direct as possible. Don’t ask someone for coffee if you…

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Niche vs. Lifestyle Blog? Scattering Focus in Happy 2015 Year of Green Wood Sheep

circle spiral green wood sheep 2015 wWatermark2 for Tuesday, belatedly ;D

  1. Happy Chinese New Year, the Green Wood Sheep year which is supposed to be creative and productive and peaceful! Happy New Moon in Aquarius (my sign) and welcome Pisces
  2. Niche vs. Lifestyle: Definitely Lifestyle – Not laser focus but  several foci! I was reading How to Start a Niche Blog (and Why You Should) on, and realized that I had gone from a ‘scattershot’ but focused niche blog (on all things web in my life) to some web stuff that I am learning, but also, especially on my attendant twitter account, I have been tweeting about several non-blog things I am interested in. The fact that #RussiaInvadedUkraine and my family and elderly parents sit and worry about our family, friends, and motherland, #Ukraine, so the only thing I could do was that I *HAD* to tweet about it, and this was the twitter account ready, at hand, loaded in my browser, and able to tweet immediately and follow others (several of my other accounts are too full!) meant that I have now changed from just a ‘digiwrimo’ WordPress learning experiment blog, to a more whole (or even holistic*) lifestyle blog.

Google definition of holistic* philosophy:

“characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”

For me, the things I am planning on blogging (and tweeting) about using this persona, are now encapsulated in my twitter profile (which I had previously left blank):

Feminist environmentalist digitalist first generation Ukie n. american

  • Several of my passions – feminism, environmentalism – may be separate niche WordPress blogs, at some point?! (I had some blogspots/blogger ones that are pretty dead about these topics.) But for now, this is my platform, even if it’s just for practice. I *DO* find that the feminism influences my web work, because as #WomenInTech -a minority group, inexplicably- I am immediately a woman in tech, not just someone in tech.
  • The ‘digitalist’ (a word I have been using for a long time now, as it subsumes both my development and design [left vs right brain?] sides into a holistic whole) is what webOften was originally supposed to be focused solely on, for just a limited time, during #digiwrimo 2014; but I dropped the ball on that when other digitalisms took over in ‘real life’ for a bit.
  • “first generation Ukie n. american” – with the deaths on the Maidan and then a dictator (Putin, or Putler, as I think of him) killing thousands of people from my Ukrainian motherland, my family and I have been consumed with few other thoughts, so this passion took over and I had to tweet and reblog about it.

Anyway, so that’s my 2 for Tuesday (published belatedly! but written mostly on Tuesday!) -scattering focus or focused scattering? Yes.

& Happy green wood sheep!

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