Mary Dickson Diaz

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a parking garage

don’t mind me, just uploading some pictures to circumvent aws…


I am really bad at drawing cars.

oh what’s this? more pictures that need to be uploaded and not on aws…


this sketch had such potential…

(since this post is titled parking garage I’m just going to keep sticking photos here that need an html page bc too lazy/exhausted to upload to custom domain.)

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the struggle is real

Hey folks, happy Labor Day!

I survived week 1 of the Ruby on Rails bootcamp. We’ve had to do a lot of work and reflection in class about what we’re learning, which makes me less inclined to write about it here. Yet. Stay tuned. In the meantime, you can take a peek at my portfolio site, which is build in Ruby on Rails and uses foundation zurb for the layout elements. It’s served on Heroku and redirected to a custom domain (that I got on sale for $4 from namecheap). Eventually–and in theory–it could replace this WordPress site altogether!


Please, internet, behave yourself around the blog tool until I get user authentication in place (this week probably).

My first week was overall very positive with one small hitch in the form of some medical issues I’m dealing with (remember when I was all, “let’s get the doctor visits etc out of the way before class starts”? Yeah, I did not do that, nor would it have necessarily helped). This means that I haven’t been able to devote 100% to the material and assignments, but this long weekend was a good chance to catch up.

In reflecting on how my health needs might potentially conflict with a high-impact, time-intensive program, I’ve also come to peace with the fact that two months is essentially an arbitrary amount of time and this might take me longer. Which is not to say that I don’t intend to work hard, do my best, and take full advantage of the excellent resources available to me during that time. But if my body is telling me to go take a nap, coding will still be there when I wake up.

It also might not take me longer, which would be great. But I’m prepared for the possibility. As of this moment I’m a member of the Caught-Up Club.

I have to give a lightning talk next week. What should I talk about?!

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