New adventures in skoolin


I worry about me sometimes.

I think I can do these things. I think I can, so I sign myself up. I’m ambitious, but not too bright. So I get in over my head.

I’ve signed up for a couple of courses that are being offered through Stanford University. If I complete them, I get a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from Stanford University.


If I complete them.

I think both sound very interesting – one is an Introduction to Databases and the other is Machine Learning.

I’m a bit nervous that I’m in over my head, especially when it comes to the Machine Learning course. The prerequisite for the course is the ability to program “in any programming language”. I hope they will consider “none” as a language, because that’s the only one I can code in.

Sure, sure, I completed all the available lessons at Code Academy, but I think a dab of JavaScript may not be enough… especially since I had to go back into Code Academy to check which bloody language I had learned anything in. Yikes.

You can do the Machine Learning without actually doing the programming assignments, but I think that knowing how  might give the other students an advantage.

And if that wasn’t enough, the beginning of the course is about Linear Algebra. Something that I had to look up because I didn’t even know what it was. Yikes.

But I’m going to give it a go. I have ordered my “Linear Algebra for Dummies” book (NOT. EVEN. KIDDING.) and I’m going to watch the first of the course videos right now and TAKE NOTES.

I haven’t been in a class for 11 years. That’s right, you young’ins. I graduated from flipping university in 2000. GAH!


What am I even thinking?

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