The Odin Project: Windows-Xubuntu Dual Boot

I have some knowledge of how to install and dual boot Windows-Ubuntu. In the past I played with this and make a lot of mistakes. I use an old windows computer (Dell Vostro 1540). It is almost 10 years old but still working great. I upgraded it with 8 GB RAM and 250 GB SSD.

One thing I learned the hard way was to backup my computer before doing this. In the past I destroyed my Windows installation. Because I don’t have too many documents in my computer this was easy. I just installed MEGA and uploaded everything there.

The Odin Project does give you a good overview of how to install Ubuntu or Xubuntu. I choose to go with the VirtualBox route but I painfully discover that my old, almost 10 years computer is to old to run VirtualBox without lagging. So Instead I went to dual boot Xubuntu alongside windows 10. I have never used Xubuntu before and I wanted to give it a try, so idecided not to install Ubuntu.

I used this guide: and the one in The Odin Project, and because I wanted to refresh my mind (I’m very visual) I watched this two videos:

Hello World!

Yes, I’m again trying to get back into programming, I have done some stuff before (wordpress, drupal), but nothing too complicated mostly HTML/CSS and some modifications to PHP. After rejecting the IT world for some years I’m back at it. I have been working as a Massage Therapist for the last two years and just like that the coronavirus just make me rethink my career.

I decided to start from the beginning this time, taking a more slow but steady path, putting into practice all that Self Actualization I have learned in the past 4 years. I hope to remember some of my classes in the uni about Inheritance, etc.

On the past weeks during the lockdown I started playing with an app called MIMO just to pass the boredom, that night I went to reddit just to get motivated about /fasting but out of curiosity I entered in the sub reddit forum /learnprogramming and just got very motivated. I was looking for free courses and started FreeCodeCamp, it is very good but I feel it is a little bit boring, still I’m going to finish it completely.

The Plan

My plan is to start from the very beginning. I decided to start doing The Odin Project and I’m still thinking on how I’m going to document this journey, at first I was thinking to start by logging everything in excel but I remembered this old blog that I never started and could serve as a repository of my journey.

I still need to figure out how Im going to log the hours, the concepts, the languages etc. This blog is going to be very boring to the common people, but if you are trying to learn Web Development it would be helpful. Im also planning to write about other stuff that no one cares.

PS: I also started to learn some mycology.