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3rd
Jun 2016
Victor
@VictorHall
Jun 03 2016 11:28
Hello Everyone, I've been away for a bit. What's new?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 11:29
I was about to send you a message to see what’s up! You’ve been away from FCC awhile.
Victor
@VictorHall
Jun 03 2016 11:32
Yes, I've been a bit busy lately. I plan to get back to FCC soon. I'm looking forward to learning about JS
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 12:11
Vic! We missed you😢
Have you brought back any tales of adventures or learning since you've been gone?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 13:36
Another section bites the dust.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 13:51
Nice lil! What's the next section?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 13:54
one of the algorithm ones.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 14:06
Has it gotten to level "WTF" yet?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 14:07
Always is :p but nothing can't be figured out after some research.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 14:13
Absolutely... There was something that didn't click for me last night with nested dot/bracket notation. I haven't gotten a chance to google yet, so I'm holding on to all my questions to keep from annoying the hell out of you guys.
I do a fine job of that already with stupid comments. 😉
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:22
man you both are just truckin along huh, I'm still on the first projects lol I completely messed up my 2nd project last night, I really wish we were allowed to look at the code at least I could get some idea
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 14:25
Ahh that's a bummer!
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:26
yea, I started watching the videos for flex box and thought I found my answer but wound up messing it up
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 14:26
Share your pen. What went wrong with it?
the Ganshi one?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:27
by the time I finished everything lol, there's really nothing left to share at the moment.
no no the self-portfolio one
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 14:28
Have you thought about going through some HTML/CSS courses at some of the other sites? I did Code Academy as well as FCC over the winter before doing project., but there are many good options. http://welcome.montcode.com/#/5
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:29
I may at some point, I feel like once I get a concept down I'm doing ok with it. I'm just still trying to push through this one like I only used it for those 3 buttons before trying this and now I'm trying to use it for the layout of an entire page
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:35
also getting better at leaving myself comments to remind myself where things end or why I did something, more along the lines of the kinds of comments you and dave have added when helping me
maybe if it weren't 2am when I was working this I would have realized too that I moved container class like 4 times and left the terminals in the code
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 14:39
My two biggest suggestions are 1) comment comment comment and 2) hit that tidy button FREQUENTLY. It will show you where you are missing closing tags. I think #2 is actually more important than number 1. I would say 95% of the code someone asks me debug has at least one missing close tag that could have been quickly found tidying up the code. This includes my own code as well! I forget a lot too! I have a plugin in Atom that automatically tidys the code every time i hit save so I can quickly see where I forgot something.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:40
I've begun to do #2 in the last few days I never realized just how much it helped but last night I wound up leaving in 4 closing tags where nothing was opened lol
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 14:40
It's easy to do! Especially when you start moving code around a lot!
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 14:42
oi and apparently I have competing classes that removing one produces the same issue lol god I really messed this up last night
but yay for getting it working now lol
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 14:46
Woot Woot!
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 15:05
ok here's a question and you guys probably know it right off the top of your head, I've got it working for the most part but I'm looking for something I can add to my css to automatically space out the objects, padding didn't work I also tried justify-content: space-between; and justify-content: space-around; apparently align-content won't work until I add another row.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 15:23
You want every div to have more space between them?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 15:29
You know more about flexbox than I do! (e.g. I know it's a thing.. and it's name is flexbox, and that is about it.)
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 15:37
just the screenshots of my portfolio items
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 15:48
Ugh, I wanna go out for food today.. but it's wet out there. I long for the days past where water didn't hate me.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 15:49
delivery?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 15:50
nothin' good out here that I've found. @rmaylie9560 you ever found any good delivery places here?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 15:51
where you is?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 15:51
super near rob if you know where he is
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 15:52
nope
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:06
What are ya in the mood for lil?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 16:08
meh. I'm not really in the mood for anything. Was just gonna get some crap fast food or wawa. The only delivery I know here tho is Chinese and Olympia (and Olympia doesn't not agree with my tummy).
Prob gonna go to the McD's by the hospital. You home and wanna go out?
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:09
hmm a screenshot. Like the body border ? (I'm not fimiliar with flex. but if you are having a problem; I'm having a problem.)
try mr p's. I'm totally addicted to that place. I would, but I'm working 😒
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 16:11
Ugh, I ALMOST got C to go there the other day but the pasta was a bit more pricey then I could swing. I will let him know it comes recommended. Maybe this weekend.
Ever wanna a challenge... redesign their website.. it's so.. um... you'll just have to see it.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:13
I think I tried body borders too, it seems like there's a lot of things that can't be used in flex, maybe just watching more of the videos will answer it
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 16:13
@lantech19446 Did you try that flex froggy game? I haven't >.> I need more hours in the day (and hands that can work).
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:14
I actually completely forgot
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 16:17
@lantech19446 I may be available tonight if not I'll be able to help tomorrow
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:17
ok sounds good, ty.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:18
Hold on I gotta idea!
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:18
ok
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:20
What's that flex unit for spacing?
wv?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:20
vh?
viewport height?
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:26
That's the one! And I'm assuming there's a vw?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:26
yea I guess height and width
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:29
@Lilyheart 😂 I just read your message. Yea those bastards charged me 11 for 3 slices the other day. (I ordered 2)
my mouth dropped. Then I looked in my box and saw the 3rd slice. Good pizza though.
my puppy gives his approval as well.
@lantech19446 can you try to define the body's padding by side and use that unit accordingly.
or set a container around the body and adjust that.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:34
I can try
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:35
@Lilyheart what do the sides go when you define them individually?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 16:35
I don't know anything about flexbox.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:35
top,right,bottom,left
In css.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 16:36
oooh start top then clockwise
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 16:36
starting at the top?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 16:37
dude that actually works perfectly as long as I apply it to img and not to the inline-container class
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 17:08
So how'd you end up formatting it?
So lil,
Wucha doing?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 17:10
stuffs. why?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 03 2016 17:23
sorry got called away it got crazy in here
I just did img { margin-left: 10vw; } and it seems to work nicely
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 19:09

What's up MontCode? It's Friday, and I've spent the week with my head buried in online payment API's. So I'm going to do the unthinkable and do something other than work at work :astonished:

I've got the sudden urge to start a business but I need an idea for the business. Any help brainstorming is appreciated

Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 19:10
https://www.freecodecamp.com/challenges/validate-us-telephone-numbers ugh. all the test requirements are stupid. STUPID I SAY
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 19:13
@Lilyheart oh that's what a majority of my front work consists of, so fun right? Check out this you might find it funny Phone # Dropdown
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 19:14
I’ve seen that. Killed me. Easy to generate with bash, but still!
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 19:14
I just hope whoever made that as a joke used a script or template to generate that html
I would cringe if they didnt
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 19:22
How about IOT for enterprise? Was just reading something on Forbes about how's there's no "big fish" in that sector hogging the market shares yet.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 19:25
I was thinking maybe doing something IoT but I'm only experienced in software
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 19:37
What's your concern with the hardware?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 19:37
Ugh, finished that algorithm challenge
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 19:37
The phone one?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 19:38
^([(][0-9]{3}[)]|[0-9]{3}[-]{0,1}){1}[ ]{0,1}[0-9]{3}[- ]{0,1}[0-9]{4}$
snarf
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 19:39
@rmaylie9560 I'm interested in building a completely automatic and auto scaling piece of software, just need a real world problem to apply it to. So adding hardware to the mix would make it not auto-scale
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:08
@Lilyheart that's what In coming calls look like after a few drinks. 😂
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:08
well, it does represent phone numbers
so there is that
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:09
oh my god, that's horrible.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:09
lol
stick it in https://regex101.com/ might make more sense with highlighting
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:10
before I do can I guess?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:10
sure
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:12
First 3 digits must be numbers 0-9? ...😕
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:13
well, there is something before that
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:13
Yea that damn pointy thing!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:13
caret
but you technically covered that. That’s “Starts with"
I’m talking about the [(] before the [0-9]
there is a lot of nested crap in that one
bit tricksey
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:15
Must have a (followed by three numbers 0-9, then another )
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:16
so far so good
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:16
then the rest of the number😂
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:16
pipe | means OR and note the ( right after the caret
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:17
You read my mind. I was just going to ask you that.
@davidjcastner
Oops
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:22
did you want to stick to corporations or just do something with IOT? I think I might have a cool idea
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:30
I'm kinda open to suggestions. Maybe do something with class registration or reinvent blackboard cause that crap is out of date
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:31
hate that damn site
don’t be stepping on my homework / grade trackin’ website toes!
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:32
Maybe attach an open source library of lessons plans similar to free code camp but for all subjects
@Lilyheart Are you creating a grade tracker?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:33
told you about it a long while back. based on my spreadsheet of absurdity.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:34
Nice, you can have a leader board!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:34
ew
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:35
maybe give teachers analytics to
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:35
Ya I would try to game-ifu learning
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:35
Very cool.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:36
Might help out our terrible education system
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:36
People should work to the best of their ability. And some people are not going to get A’s in every subject. Leaderboard are for games.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:38
Well you can use a point system, it would just be practice problems or whatever the idea is.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:39
Ya it could be a point system but not public available
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 20:41
Dig it... I think you're on to something Dave. Run with it
Victor
@VictorHall
Jun 03 2016 20:44
@rmaylie9560 I've been learning about how to make responsive user friendly websites.
or should I say web components.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 20:45
Ya I might start something. Not sure yet, it's a big scope
Victor
@VictorHall
Jun 03 2016 20:47
@rmaylie9560 @Lilyheart @davidjcastner @lantech19446 So I've ran into an issue. What I'm working on works on chrome but it doesn't work on IE 8. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:47
details?
@rmaylie9560 roommate is hanging out with peeps after work but I really wanted to try Mr. Ps. Free?
Victor
@VictorHall
Jun 03 2016 20:51
I working on a navigation menu using bootstrap similar to this one https://getbootstrap.com/examples/navbar/
when you open it in windows 8 specifically. It doesn't work.
@Lilyheart
any suggestions?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 20:58
without actually seeing it, it’s hard to tell. did you search stack overflow?
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 21:01
Try enabling JavaScript on your browser
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 03 2016 21:01
@VictorHall do you need it to work on IE8
Also if you post your code, I can help you later
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 21:06
@Lilyheart Im helping set up for my baby brothers grad party at 6. Believe me, I'd rather eat pizza
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 21:06
enjoy!
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 21:08
meh. Tents, tables, and chairs are usually always boring
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 23:36
Wow, that was a rush of people on fb!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 23:37
5 peoples this week.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 03 2016 23:41
We're floating around 40 now. That's amazing
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 03 2016 23:42
Meetup has more. Not full cross over of participation. Not everyone uses Facebook.