Next Destination: Slab City
I have been out here a few times for their annual talent show, which actually starts in about 3 weeks. Im not going to try and get there in one trip, but maybe stretch it out and see the sights more along the way. Desert camping is something I came to appreciate out here, I just never saw the appeal of the desert until you experience it first hand.
My main mission in Slab City is to hunker down, away from the internet and the phone and just focus on my first curriculum block that I have setup. This is a set of 3 courses that I have chosen as part of a self-learning curriculum. I dropped out of college because I wanted to prove that I could teach myself engineering faster and easier than the college could. Now Im actually getting to doing that. This curriculum focuses on three areas: electrical engineering, social psychology and Machine Learning.
I made a Trello
board for for the curriculum where each card is a class from Coursera
. Each course has notes which are stored in Google Drive as well as a todo list where I can track my progress using Toggl
. Since I would not have internet access I would need to have the course videos and notes already downloaded to a portable hard drive. Its a problem to have to download hundreds of videos and I hate this type of monotonous work. I found a solution in Borg which allows you to login to various platforms such as Coursera, eDX, Udacity
, Youtube and more, although the Udacity courses are not always complete. Its a bit of a buggy program but I was about to get it to work and it saved me a whole day of clicking ‘download’.