MAKE YOUR OWN VERSION OF 2048

My Game Link

I got this Idea to make the game after taking this Course on Udacity along with the fact that my peers were taking a lot of effort in doing arrangements for the farewell while I didn’t do so much. It took me just 2 hours to make the changes from the open source code.

The technique was taught by them but the creativity is my own. Also if any one is furious because of their name being added or not added in the game just leave a comment and I will make  changes as soon as possible.

Here is a whole course summary listing all the key points and important links.

Firstly the course link for which if you need to have an account already along with enrolling for the course in specific.

You can play Gabriele Cirulli’s original 2048. (But be careful, we aren’t kidding when we say the game is addictive).

Thank you Gabriele for making this amazing game and making the code open source!

2048 is based on a similar game called 1024 and is conceptually similar to a game called Threes. Big thanks for the insight, creativity, and hard work of everyone involved in all these games.

You can right click on any web page and click Inspect Element to see the code that made the page!

You can find the game here. In the game, Open up Developer’s Tools by right clicking on any part of the game (in Chrome or Firefox) and clicking Inspect Element. From there, you can select the Elements tab to look at the code for the page. Try clicking on the little triangles to expand/collapse a section. If you double click on something, you can edit the HTML.

Download Sublime

You can download Sublime here. Note that we’re using version 2 in this course.

Fork The Repo To Get The Code

You can fork the 2048 source code (Udacity version) here. Once you have an account, you’ll need to “Fork” the repository and then Sync your local Github (which you just installed) with your online account. You’ll do that by:

  1. While signed in to your Github account, follow the link above.
  2. Click the “Fork” button on the top-right of the screen. This gives you a copy of the code, but it’s only online for now.
  3. Open up the Github program that you installed on your computer. Press the refresh button.
  4. Your version of the repository should show up. Click “Clone to Computer”

If your repo doesn’t show up in the Github program that you downloaded, it may mean that your online account and your downloaded program aren’t talking to each other. To fix this, open the Github program that you downloaded and select Preferences. Then you can login with your account.

You can also fork the original repo, but keep in mind this code might change over time from what is shown in the videos.

You can play the presidential version of the game here. You can also get the source code.

 Share Your Version

  1. The Github for Mac tutorial or the Github for Windows tutorial will explain how to have your local changes show up in your online repository.
  2. Now you can follow the Github Pages tutorial to make a shareable web page. Make sure you select the options Project Site and Start from Scratch.

    Understanding HTML

    A helpful student let us know the answer to the mystery… why is a div called a div?

    It stands for “divide,” since a div divides the content on the page.


As for the javascript part sadly the institution decided to scrap that part of the course but I am sure if you are good at javascript you are sure to understand that part by going through it part by part. If not see my Javascript Basics Blog before you make a mess of your code.

The rest of course is self explanatory even so if you have any problems you can leave a comment down below. I have written the above after I successfully completed the whole course myself and I do not have any part in the creation of the course materials. Neither do I enforce any readers to take the course for hopes of any profit for myself. Readers are free to take the course if they wish to improve their skills. The rest of course is self explanatory even so if you have any problems you can leave a comment down below. Also see my other posts if any of them solve your problems.

 

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Steve Jobs’ last words will make you change your view of life completely!

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.

In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days …

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed” …

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

How to Study for Moocs

If you are new to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it can be quite daunting knowing where and how to start. These guidelines will help you get on the right track to start your education online.

First of all, again what is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a university course provided over the internet free of charge*. Many high profile universities now publish courses online which are based on their campus-based curricula. Increasingly, large corporates are also partnering with MOOC platforms to deliver training in on-demand skills. These courses can be accessed anywhere and by anyone who has an Internet connection and a computer. They are “Massive” in the sense that thousands of students worldwide can be enrolled in the same course at the same time. Some MOOCs are scheduled with a set start and finish date, others are “on-demand” allowing students to enrol at any time. Both formats allow students to work at their own pace giving more flexibility than a traditional classroom-based course.

*Some MOOC platforms charge a small fee to access premium features, such as assignments, grading and certificates.

What type of education do MOOCs offer?

MOOCs are available across different levels of education, including pre-university, undergraduate, masters, professional development, vocational and technical. As there is no filtered admissions process, learners enrolled in a course will have very varied levels of knowledge and understanding of the subject ranging from beginners to experienced professionals. Information regarding any necessary prerequisites can be found on the MOOC description page.

MOOCs can offer solutions to different learning goals and motivations. For example, they are a good way for pre-university students to explore possible areas of future study, they allow learners to get a deeper understanding of a subject, or professionals to gain more competencies and skills in their field.

How long is a MOOC?

MOOCs can vary in length from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the type and depth of the course. Most courses are organised into modules which follow a linear learning path. The curriculum and timetable of activities can usually be found on the course home page. Some MOOCs have deadlines for submitting assignments while others offer more flexibility for learners to progress at their own pace. It is important to find out such information before embarking on a course.

Where do I look for MOOCs?

The most common way to access a MOOC is via a MOOC platform which is a website that works in partnership with educational institutions and universities to deliver their courses.

There is an increasing number of such websites, which doesn’t always make it easy to know which one to go for. For an overview and rating of the main MOOC platforms, the MOOC Platform Comparison Table can help you choose.

Alternatively, you can use Online Course Directories which offer a database of courses offered by the different MOOC platforms. See MoocLab’s Guide to using Online Course Directories.

Mooc comparison table

How is a MOOC delivered & assessed?

Usually MOOCs are delivered in video format with interactive quizzes, assignments and tests. Often students enrolled on a particular course have access to a course forum allowing exchanges with peers and sometimes instructors. Most commonly, assignments and coursework are graded using a peer grading system where fellow students evaluate and provide feedback on each other’s work based on grading criteria. On successful completion of a MOOC, most providers offer various forms of certificates, some of which are free, others a paid-for service with identity verification. These certificates do not award credit and may not always have professional recognition, although MOOC providers are starting to partner with universities and private companies to offer validated exams and university credit. For a guide to certificates offered by the main MOOC Providers, click here.

What are the Pros and Cons of MOOCs?

MOOCs offer an abundant choice of educational resources for learners to acquire new knowledge and skills, and develop professionally, without the constraints and costs that campus-based courses impose. They can suit many different types of learners, but it is also important to reflect on whether they are the right choice for you. Below are some pros and cons of MOOCs to help you decide.

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Using Online Course Directories

MOOCs offer a great opportunity to gain knowledge and skills from the comfort of your own home, and at no cost. There is however a vast choice of courses available for different learning styles, and knowing how to effectively filter through the options can save you a lot of time and effort.

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This guide will give you a step-by-step approach to finding the right MOOC for you.

If you are new to MOOCs, the best place to start is with one of the main MOOC aggregator sites, such asCourseTalk or Class Central. To see a list of the main Online Course Directories, click here.

Most online course directory sites have similar search and filtering tools to help you narrow down your search.

1. If you already know the title of the course you wish to study, simply type it into the search box on the main page. This will take you to the course overview page.

2. If you don’t know the title of a particular course, start by selecting the subject area by clicking on the “Subjects” tab. This will bring up a list of subject areas you can choose from.

3. Click on the subject area that interests you. This will bring up a list of courses related to your subject choice with the name of the Provider, the course type or start date, the cost if applicable and the overall rating if the website has course ratings.

4. You can narrow your search further by using the filtering tools which may allow you to filter by rating, cost, start date, language, platform, workload etc

5. Clicking on a course title will take you to the course description page where you will find an overview of the course as well as any ratings and reviews that have been submitted for that course. Reading through the reviews can be a useful way to find out more about the course from a student’s perspective. Make sure you read both the good and the bad reviews (if there are both) to get the full picture.

6. For more detailed information about the course, click on the “Go to Course/Class” tab. This will take you to the course page on the platform providing the course. To ensure the course suits your needs and learning style, you will need to check the following details:

i. Course pre-requisites & the level of study

ii. The course syllabus

iii. Suggested readings if applicable

iv. The course length and estimated weekly workload

v. The course start date if applicable (it may be on-demand)

vi. The course format – will it be delivered by video, audio, written text etc?

vii. Technical requirements if applicable

viii. The language the course is delivered in and if subtitles are available

ix. Who the instructors are – there is often a short biography of the course instructors

x. Certification – check what types of certificates the course offers and their cost

7. If you find a course you are interested in, most course directory sites have a course tracking tool where you can bookmark courses for future reference. This option will also be available on most platforms providing courses. You will need to sign up in order to do this.


How to Study for Moocs

Studying online is different from studying a traditional class-based course. Motivation, clear goals and organisational skills are key to success with online learning. Making good use of the tools and resources made available to you to support your learning will also contribute to a more productive learning experience.

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The following guide will help you make the most from your MOOC experience with tips on enrolling, starting a MOOC and effectively studying a MOOC.

Enrolling on a MOOC

First of all you will need to sign up on the course provider website. This is usually very quick and easy either using your e-mail address or a social media account such as Facebook or Twitter. You will probably be asked to confirm your e-mail address after signing up.

Once signed up, you can enrol on your selected course by clicking on the designated tab. You may be asked if you wish to earn a certificate. Once enrolled, the course will be added to your list of courses and you will be notified when you can start learning.

Starting a MOOC

When the course materials are made available, you will be able to browse through them to see what is involved and how long it is likely to take you to work through the different sections.

Check the estimated weekly workload and when assignments are due for submission. When you have this information, make yourself a clear time table. You may choose to spend more time on certain sections than on others depending on your level of knowledge and learning goals. You will also need to factor in time to engage in group discussions which is an important part of your online learning. If you have enrolled on a course after the start date, give yourself some time to catch up so that you are studying the same part of the course as the others.

Familiarise yourself with the platform providing the course and how to navigate around the content and features. There are usually common features to most providers with some offering other unique elements. The most common features you will be using are the following:

Content, Resources & Materials

Syllabus – provides the structure and content of the course

Calendar – with timing of activities and assignment deadlines

Video player – for viewing video content

Audio Player – for listening to audio content

Transcripts – written version of the video/audio content

Written material

Links to external resources – for reference of further reading

Assessment

Quizzes & Tests – These are often in the form of automated multiple choice questions to assess your understanding of a concept

Examinations – you may have opportunities to take examinations either online or in a test centre

Peer assessment – this is quite a common form of assessment used on MOOCs where students assess grade each other’s work

Certificates – most MOOCs give you the option to gain a certificate, some of which are ID verified

Tools

Notes – a tool allowing you to take notes

Download tool – allows you to download course material onto your computer or device

Upload tool – allows you to upload material for assignments or to share with others

Collaborative writing tool – allows multiple people enrolled on a course to contribute to the same document, in the case of group assignments for example

Social learning & sharing

Personal profiles – these provide information about other students or instructors

Discussion Forums – these allow you to interact with other students and sometimes instructors

Social media sharing tools – these allow you to share content on social media

Remember to check your learner dashboard regularly for course updates which will inform you of upcoming activities and what is required for each week.

Effective online study techniques

Everyone has different ways of learning. Some people learn better with visual aids, others prefer listening to content or reading text. It is usually down to trial and error to find out what works best for you.

Online study requires a lot of self-discipline not only to keep going through the course, but also to keep learning actively.

Here are some tips to help you study effectively online:

– Create a dedicated space to study that’s free of outside interferences and where you can keep all your course materials together. Make it clear to other family members or house mates that they should not interrupt you when you are studying. Try to keep your work space clean and free from clutter which will help you focus. Ensure your computer is set up so you can view the screen, type easily and hear clearly

– Get a study buddy – either someone you know who may be interested in enrolling in the same course or look out for similar minded peers in the course community. Having someone to study with will help with your motivation.

– Refer back to your study time table regularly to ensure you are on track. Adjust it if necessary.

– Pause videos or audios regularly and ensure you have understood. Rewind if necessary.

– Slow the video speed down when covering complex sections, or speed it up if you are already familiar with the concept.

– Watch videos in full screen mode.

– Make sure you understand each section before moving onto the next one.

– Take notes using your own words either directly on your computer or on paper.

– Review your notes after each section and ensure they are clear and you understand the concepts. Go back over a section if necessary.

– Create paper or online folders for each week where you collect notes, downloads and assignments to keep on track with your work. There are some great apps that can help with this. Creating an e-mail folder for all the course e-mails you receive can also help with managing your learning.

– Post comments in the discussion forums and ask questions whenever you need clarification. The more you interact in these forums, the more you will learn, meet people with similar interests and get helpful feedback. You can also look out for social media groups that have formed around your course, or create one of your own!

– Engage in as many course activities as possible, including live events such as Q&A sessions and live chats with instructors.

– Make time to support your learning with any recommended resources. You can also deepen your knowledge and understanding further by reading other people’s blogs, uploaded content and content in the discussion forums. Keep a note of and save links to any relevant material you have used.

– Save copies of all your work and assignments onto your computer. This will allow you to build a portfolio which can be used to showcase your work and skills.

– Keep a list of the actual skills you learn as these are more important to potential employers than just the name of the topic.

– Take regular breaks – a 10 minute break every hour. Leave your work station during your break.

– Reward yourself when you achieve a study goal. It could be a tasty snack, a walk in the sunshine, a meal out with friends. Decide beforehand what rewards will make you happy and what you have to achieve in order to earn them.

– If you find you can’t balance your study time with other life commitments, you are free to leave the course at any time. You can always enrol again at a later date – popular courses usually come round again fairly regularly.


5 Study Tips for MOOC Students

Get the most out of your MOOC with these study tips.

Being a student in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is fun and exciting, especially with the promise of a free education from professors at prestigious universities like Stanford and Princeton.

MOOCs require students to be much more independent than traditional college students, which can be very difficult at first. Even though there aren’t any grades or professors asking you why you skipped your last lecture, MOOC students have to have the personal responsibility to study and complete the necessary coursework on their own.

Luckily, these simple study tips and a little hard work can make your Massive Open Online Course a success.

1. Schedule time for your MOOC.

Since you don’t have to actually attend a school or classroom to take a MOOC, it’s easy to get distracted by the rest of your life. And MOOCs aren’t a walk in the park either. As Udacitysays on their front page, “Passing a Udacity class is as demanding as passing a university-level class.”

Set aside time to read content, watch lectures, participate in online discussions and do assignments. It doesn’t have to be every day, but it needs to be consistent and it needs to be enough for you to keep up with the class. If you treat a MOOC like a free-time hobby, you’ll quickly fall behind.

2. Participate in the learning community.

The nature of a Massive Open Online Course is that there are potentially thousands of people all taking the same class as you, reading the same material, and asking the same questions. MOOCs have forums and message boards for discussing your course with other students. Ask questions or offer to compare notes with other students online.

Not to mention that, as this Review of Educational Research study shows, studying in groups has been linked to improved student learning and success.

3. Practice your computer literacy.

MOOCs are taught exclusively online, and for people who have difficulty with computers, this can pose a significant problem. Learning about basic computer skills like word processing and web browsing through continued use of both the Internet and computers in general will improve your ability to learn with MOOCs.

4. Study at a desk or table, rather than in bed.

This study tip applies to students of any class, but is especially helpful for MOOC students. While lying in bed is great for browsing the web and watching funny cat videos, studying for a MOOC is hard work. Sitting at a table will keep you more attentive, focused and awake.

5. Don’t take more courses than you can manage.

Computer science, history of the New Testament, organic chemistry and the search for extraterrestrial life are all topics you can learn about with MOOCs. But just like a semester at a regular college or university, you can’t overload your schedule with too many classes. Take as many courses as you are able to truly manage. Keep in mind work, family and social obligations that might take away from your study time. It’s better to master one MOOC than take three and not have enough time to study for any of them.


Using Online Course Directories

Course aggregator sites or course directories curate courses from different course providers and have been developed to provide learners with a variety of search tools helping them to filter through the large number of courses and course providers to find specific courses that meet their individual needs.

Some of these sites are better than others depending on what your needs and objectives are, so these guidelines are designed to assist in making the best use of the resources currently available to you.

Firstly, there are some factors you will need to consider to help you with your search:

What are you looking to develop?

  • Academic knowledge
  • Professional knowledge
  • A specific skill in your field of work
  • Recreational interests

What’s your preferred course format?

  • Scheduled course with a start date and an end date
  • On-demand course which can be accessed any time and at your own pace

What type of learning do you prefer?

  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
  • Online Course (Program of study on a particular topic)
  • Lecture videos & tutorials
  • Text based

For a brief description of the different types of free or low-cost course providers, click here.
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Keep in mind work, family and social obligations that might take away from your study time. It’s better to master one MOOC than take three and not have enough time to study for any of them.

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The Ya Gotta’s for Success

There is still one question from my 10th grade English textbooks which I remember as clearly as yesterday. Which one you ask …. well didn’t the title remind you of anything?

If not so then here is the Question:

What made Cowboy a success? Was it because he was a hard worker? That helped. Was it because he was smarter than everyone else? No. He knew nothing about the business he went into when he started. So what was it?

That is one big question and to those who have no idea about the context relating to which I am writing of I would just give a small summary that the story revolves around a first person writer and an extraordinary person  he met one day referred to as the cowboy. Well back to our story now that the question is done what about the answer.

I believe it was because he knew the Ya Gotta’s for Success.The phrase seems really simple but underlying the superficial meaning is the deep and intense sensation one needs to feel to get something done. But the Q&A are very much incomplete without the full story which was the one below.

When I had interviewed him he honestly replied that he had no experience in that field but he was 100% willing to learn it. The thought of having to teach a new recruit in a field where he had never worked in before did cross my mind but there was something about the way in which the cowboy expressed his resolution and soo I decided to give the cowboy a chance.

The cowboy learnt all what was needed in half the time that would be normally needed. His job was to go from door to door and to convince his customers that their product was better than the one they were already using. It was a tough job but even soo the cowboy had a really strange way of approaching the problem.

Every time he approached a new customer he simply convinced his point by stating that If it doesn’t do anything but rings then it is surely better than the one you are currently using. It was not soo that he did not face any difficulties he had the door shut on his face more times than one can count but did that put him down, sure as hell no.

For every door closed on his face he made sure that he saw a few more customers. In three years time he owned half of the shares of my company. At the end of one more he owned three of his own companies of his own along with a  pickup truck and all the luxuries of a typical cowboy. He no longer needed to work as a salesperson and is still as humble as on the day I met him.

For sure the cowboy used the principles of the Ya Gotta’s for success. But the cowboy did more than just follow the principles. He wrote them on a piece of paper referring in first person just like the following …


I know what you want and I will go after it.

I will be responsible for where, who, what I am and take action to change it.

I am willing to do whatever is necessary to make me a success.

I see myself as a success.

I will put your goals into action. Stay with them even when things get tough. It won’t always be easy but I won’t let that stop me. I will keep on going.

If you ask enough, eventually someone will say yes.

If I care more about others than my your own gain, be it financial or otherwise. It won’t be long before I won’t have to worry about taking care of myself.

I will Start every day as a winner.

… and stuck it to the cubicle wall he used to work in.


Personally I did exactly as the cowboy had I wrote my goals on a piece of paper and then I just worked until I could see that one by one each one of them was getting accomplished . The story helped me a lot to get through my 10th grade. And I feel that it will surely help you too if to get the right lesson out of it. Just remember Ya gotta have…

Focus on success – Know what you want and go after it.
Responsibility – Be responsible for where, who, and what you are. Then take action to change it.
Change – Be willing to do whatever is necessary to make success happen for you.
Vision and goals – See yourself as a success. Write down specific goals you intend to accomplish so you can see and focus on them every day.
Action – Put your goals into action. Stay with it even when things get tough. It won’t always be easy but don’t let that stop you. Keep on going.
Ask questions – “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.” That simply means that if you ask enough, eventually someone will say yes.
Care – Care more about others than you do your own gain, be it financial or otherwise. It won’t be long before you won’t have to worry about taking care of yourself.
Start every day as a winner – Expect good to happen Believe things will to your way regardless of what happens. Have no expectations of failure, only an expectation of success.

The original story was written by Larry Winget. But I have written the story as I remember it. Possibly there could be some alterations. Below is complete excerpt.

The Cowboy’s Story

When I started my telecommunications company, I knew I was going to need salespeople to help me expand the business. I put the word out that I was looking for qualified salespeople and began the interviewing process. The salesperson I had in mind was experienced in the telemarketing communications industry, knew the local market, had experience with the various types of systems available, had a professional demeanor and was a self-starter. I had very little time to train a person, so it was important that the salesperson I hired could “hit the ground running.”

During the tiresome process of interviewing prospective salespeople, into my office walked a cowboy. I knew he was a cowboy by the way he was dressed. He had on corduroy pants and a corduroy jacket that didn’t match the pants; a short-sleeved snap-button shirt; a tie that came about halfway down his chest with a knot bigger than my fist; cowboy boots; and a baseball cap. You can imagine what I was thinking: “Not what I had in mind for my new company.” He sat down in front of my desk, took off his cap and said, “Mister, I’d just shore appreciate a chance to be a success in the telephone biness.” And that’s just how he said it, too: biness .

I was trying to figure out a way to tell this fellow, without being too blunt, that he just wasn’t what I had in mind at all. I asked him about his background. He said he had a degree in agriculture from Oklahoma State University and that he had been a ranch hand in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, for the past few years during the summers. He announced that was all over now, he was ready to be a success in “biness,” and he would just “shore appreciate a chance.”

We continued to talk. He was so focused on success and how he would “shore appreciate a chance” that I decided to give him a chance. I told him that I would spend two days with him. In those two days I would teach him everything I thought he needed to know to sell one type of very small telephone system. At the end of those two days he would be on his own. He asked me how much money I thought he could make.

I told him, “Looking like you look and knowing what you know, the best you can do is about $1,000 per month.” I went on to explain that the average commission on the small telephone systems he would be selling was approximately $250 per system. I told him if he would see 100 prospects per month, that he would sell four of those prospects a telephone system. Selling four telephone systems would give him $1,000. I hired him on straight commission with no base salary.

He said that sounded great to him because the most he had ever made was $400 per month as a ranch hand and he was ready to make some money. The next morning, I sat him down to cram as much of the telephone “biness” I could into a twenty-two-year-old cowboy with no business experience, no telephone experience and no sales experience. He looked like anything but a professional salesperson in the telecommunications business. In fact, he had none of the qualities I was looking for in an employee, except one: He had an incredible focus on being a success.

At the end of two days of training, Cowboy (that’s what I called him then, and still do) went to his cubicle. He took out a sheet of paper and wrote down four things:

1. I will be a success in business.
2. I will see 100 people per month.
3. I will sell four telephone systems per month.
4. I will make $1,000 per month.

He placed this sheet of paper on the cubicle wall in front of him and started to work.

At the end of the first month, he hadn’t sold four telephone systems. However, at the end of his first ten days, he had sold seven telephone systems.

At the end of his first year, Cowboy hadn’t earned $12,000 in commissions. Instead, he had earned over $60,000 in commissions.

He was indeed amazing. One day, he walked into my office with a contract and payment on a telephone system. I asked him how he had sold this one. He said, “I just told her, ‘Ma’am, if it don’t do nothing but ring and you answer it, it’s a heck of a lot prettier than that one you got.’ She bought it.”

The woman wrote him a check in full for the telephone system, but Cowboy wasn’t really sure I would take a check, so he drove her to the bank and had her get cash to pay for the system. He carried thousand-dollar bills into my office and said, “Larry, did I do good?” I assured him that he did good!

After three years, he owned half of my company. At the end of another year, he owned three other companies. At that time we separated as business partners. He was driving a $32,000 black pickup truck. He was wearing $600 cowboy-cut suits, $500 cowboy boots and a three-carat horseshoe-shaped diamond ring. He had become a success in “biness.”

What made Cowboy a success? Was it because he was a hard worker? That helped. Was it because he was smarter than everyone else? No. He knew nothing about the telephone business when he started. So what was it? I believe it was because he knew the Ya Gotta’s for Success:

He was focused on success.He knew that’s what he wanted and he went after it.

He took responsibility.He took responsibility for where he was, who he was and what he was (a ranch hand). Then he took action to make it different.

He made a decision to leave the ranchin Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and to look for opportunities to become a success.

He changed.There was no way that he could keep doing the things that he had been doing and receive different results. And he was willing to do what was necessary to make success happen for him.

He had vision and goals.He saw himself as a success. He also had written down specific goals. He wrote down the four items that he intended to accomplish and put them on the wall in front of him. He saw those goals every day and focused on their accomplishment.

He put action to his goals and stayed with it even when it got tough.It wasn’t always easy for him. He experienced slumps like everyone does. He got more doors slammed in his face and telephones in his ear than any salesperson I have ever known. But he never let it stop him. He kept on going.

He asked.Boy, did he ask! First he asked me for a chance, then he asked nearly all the people he came across if they wanted to buy a telephone system from him. And his asking paid off. As he likes to put it, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.” That simply means that if you ask enough, eventually someone will say yes.

He cared.He cared about me and his customers. He discovered that when he cared more about taking care of his customers than he cared about taking care of himself, it wasn’t long before he didn’t have to worry about taking care of himself.

Most of all,Cowboy started every day as a winner!He hit the front door expecting something good to happen. He believed that things were going to go his way regardless of what happened. He had no expectation of failure, only an expectation of success. And I’ve found that when you expect success and take action on that expectation, you almost always get success.

Cowboy has made millions of dollars. He has also lost it all, only to get it all back again. In his life as in mine, it has been that once you know and practice the principles of success, they will work for you again and again.

He can also be an inspiration to you. He is proof that it’s not environment or education or technical skills and ability that make you a success. He proves that it takes more: It takes the principles we so often overlook or take for granted. These are the principles of theYa Gotta’s for Success.

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Front end WEB Designing


Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimisation. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all.

The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up. Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.

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Frontend web development, also known as client-side development is the practice of producing HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a website or Web Application so that a user can see and interact with them directly.While Web Designing may include a lot of stuff The three main fields to focus on are HTML, CSS and JavaScript.


That was a lot of formal definitions as for learning web designing the are a lot of open online study platforms like mentioned in my earlier blog .But where should one begin? To solve that problem I  differentiated some of the courses I took into three categories.

As for those who have never trusted MOOCS before I can say that they may take a bit of time to get the hang of but they are give you something that your degree college programme will never give you the comfort of studying by your own rules.

Beginner


Courses having video and text materials/resources:

Introduction to HTML5 (Coursera) will help you with basics of Html elements.

Introduction to CSS3 (Coursera) will help you with basics of Css.

Interactivity with JavaScript (Coursera) will help you with basics of JavaScript.

Intro to Html and Css (Udacity) will help you with tools of Html & Css in browsers.

Javascript Basics (Udacity) will help you with tools of JavaScript in browsers


Courses having practice focused approach:

Codecademy helps clear basics.

FreeCodeCamp Start from beginning and keep on practising the things you learn.

W3Schools learn new things and give the exercises a try.

Tutorial Point Focus only on Html, Css and JavaScript.

Learning from Moocs is all about exploring so if any of the above courses do not meet your needs feel free to explore the sites mentioned on MOOCS. Maybe you might find something new.

Intermediate


Bootstrap Youtube Tutorial

Advanced


Photoshop Youtube Tutorial

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Massive open online course


The video was not created by me but I could relate to it a lot and i am sure a lot of you people can relate to it too. Nearly all of our academic courses include a big portion of the things that we have no interest in learning but as our education system dictates it we have to follow it for good grades. However it is very much possible to make some time for learning the things we love to do. And in this blog i am going to explain one such way.

So what Are Moocs?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC ) basically is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOC’s provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants. MOOC’s are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which were first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.

Source: edtechreview.in

Early MOOC’s often emphasized open-access features, such as open licensing of content, structure and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources. Some later MOOC’s use closed licenses for their course materials while maintaining free access for students.

I still remember two years back when even though I had done a Computer Science vocational course in my high school how nervous I was about Computer Programming but MOOC’s helped me a lot in building my foundations and I am sure if you pick the right course that interests you you too can find your confidence.

The following were the sites I started from  :

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Providing a wide variety of courses from all fields audit-able for free. Most videos and resources downloadable.


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Providing a wide variety of courses from Computer Science and Information Technology fields audit-able for free. Most videos and resources downloadable.


tutorialspoint

Providing a wide variety of courses from Computer Science and Information Technology fields for free. Text and PDF based teaching with most materials downloadable and a even most resources downloadable.


 

Providing a online tool to teach programming and development for free. Mostly helps because of its practical focused learning technique.


edX Home Page

Providing a wide variety of courses from all fields audit-able for free. Most videos and resources downloadable.


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Providing a online tool to teach and develop Front-End Development for free. Mostly helps because of its practical focused learning technique.


udemy

Providing a wide variety of courses from all fields audit-able for free. Most videos and resources downloadable.


Code School

Providing a wide variety of courses from Computer Science and Information Technology for free. Mostly helps because of its practical focused learning technique.


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Providing a wide variety of courses from all fields for free. Mostly helps because of its practical focused learning technique.


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Providing a online tool to teach and develop Front-End Development for free. Mostly helps because of its practical focused learning technique.


Explore them a little at a time. Find the one that best suits your interest and then give at least an hour per day. It seems difficult at the start but once you get the hang of it studying Moocs will be a piece of cake. I speak from experience because i myself just finished about four semesters worth of Android programming in just one month.

If you have any problems creating accounts on the above sites or any problems like being asked to pay money for free courses contact me  and ill tell you how to get around them.

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First blog post

This is my very first blog post. If you can see this post please follow and comment. I myself have taken a lot of MOOC’s and I know the difficulties and tricks needed to see them through to the end. So I decided My first blog topic to be “MOOC’s” in specific. You are also free to ask any questions regarding my posts.

To those of you who do not know me personally this is me.

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