MadCast: Dez

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  1. Nice! Good luck in candidacy Gumber!!
  2. Looks okay, but I think the one you linked before is better: Not only is that truly designed for someone that is coming in with very basic knowledge, it's also pretty affordable and gives you a wide knowledgebase off the bat, which I think would be useful for you. Fact is that until you learn more, you don't really even know what is going to interest you or which way you want to focus. The Google program will introduce you to a lot of topics at a level that is good for you, give you a certificate, and it seems like they have a lot of job placement services, so if you shine, you might have an easier time getting your foot in the door. Nothing you can do would be bad, but I'm partial to that one your friend pushed you to. Edit: Looks like you can do a 7 day trial or $19.99/mo after trial, so might not hurt to do a few of their 24 courses @ udemy
  3. Geez... My champs' passive is gain 5 MR and Armor if I kill a Dragon. This dude has an entire ability dedicated to just his passive. I suspect he's going to P/B or 0% based on how they tune his overall numbers. With his Q, does that make him just build on-hit and wreck? Like he's going to build BotRK... right? #MobilityDashes
  4. We got a Midwesterner confirmed I do something very similar, but with chicken and rice instead of hamburger and no soy sauce. To top it off, put butter slices over the top so it melts into everything. I grease that puppy too or the rice really sticks. Fits fantastically in a 12 x 9. Going to have the try the Murphy recipe!! Did your grandmother ever top it with taters? I think a lot of hot dishes do tater tots or potatoe on top.
  5. So something very similar existed in 3.5 called Benign Transposition. I don't know if this helps you balance it against porting something to 5e. Benign Transposition Conjuration (Teleportation) Level: Wizard 1, Sorcerer 1, Components: V, Casting Time: 1 Standard Action Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level) Target: Two willing creatures of up to Large size Duration: Instantaneous Saving Throw: None Spell Resistance: No Calling out the arcane words, you suddenly stand where your companion was, and he has taken your place, outside the reach of his foes. Two target creatures, of which you can be one, instantly swap positions. Both subjects must be within range. Objects carried by the creatures (up to the creatures' maximum loads) go with them, but other creatures do not, even if they are carried. The movement is instantaneous and does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
  6. You guys think you may move to a once a month on this or any regularity? I've already recommended it to some friends
  7. Ahhh! This video/song is amazing by The Longest Johns. It's a Sea Shanty song, but with a ton of community voices. I just love watching it and looking at all the people. It's kinda cool. These are definitely trying times and it's a nice reminder that while a lot of things can be statistics or numbers, we're all humans with our own lives in this big community and all connected in ways we may never even know! Anyway, I've watched it like 5 times and thought I'd share it
  8. Very nice. Just finished it up. Great topic and I liked how freeform you all were. Jiggles, your mic was a little hot at first, but seemed to normalize. Not sure, but it's wasn't distracting or anything. Everyone sounded great! After the hiatus, it felt more loose and just let the discussion go where it will, which is not a knock at all, just differed a little. Unless I'm mistaken here, I didn't hear the structure with segments like Tell Me More like in past episodes. Still, it was really solid and the perfect length and covered some good tips on how to deal with Power Gaming and touching on some in-game conflict. I liked the part where Prince talked about the in-game mediation session to keep Jiggle's character with the group Well done all!
  9. Yoooooooooo! Very nice. Giving it a listen on my drive to work tomorrow!
  10. It's sad that the leaked list wasn't true, but there have been some decent finds on Epic. Stranded Deep is free right now, which if you liked Subnautica, it's in the same vein, but not as polished, but free is free. -- Also, quick shout out for Outer Wilds. It's not free, so this might be the wrong thread, but with the Epic Coupon + Discount, you can pick it up for $5 right now: I've been playing it and at $5, it's a flipping steal.
  11. Wow, those are some pretty nice games to snag for free. Thanks for sharing Cloud!
  12. That's a great investment that doesn't put you out much and let's you try a myriad of options. Looks solid to me!
  13. If you don't have knowledge on the subject and a baseline of a few programming languages, you are going to want to start there. Ignore things like Machine Learning and AI Integration, which are both huge growth markets right now. FYI, CCNA isn't a language, but a basic Cert that CISCO does that for almost ANY into IT job, you'll need. It won't land you one, but it'll help. The graph is nice for showing you what certs you might want to look at depending on path, but you don't really know what path you want right now. Also, don't think of the paths as too linear. You can do a lot of jumping around after getting your foot in the door somewhere. -- In terms of ground floor, data analytics is a great market and has a lot of entry level spots around $60,000 - $70,000. Great thing is most employers don't care about your credentials, but rather about what you know and can prove. $100 training course here that's really solid. A lot is going to go over your head, but that's okay. Write down what you don't know so you can follow up on it later and shore in those skillsets. The cool thing about data analytics is you don't need to come in knowing Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, .NET all at the same time. You will want to become familiar with one of them. Python is fun, but if you have to pick one to learn well, I'd probably recommend C++. Codeacademy is a nice place to start to really begin at Square 1 and see if it clicks for you. -- If analytics isn't your cup of tea, Cyber Security is a constant growth market and not super hard to get in. A lot of this is going to be results-based and certificates can get you in the door at a ton of places, but it's getting saturated and you might find yourself being passed over by people coming in with a Bachelors. That said, CISSP is a gold standard Cert and CRISC is already really nice to have. Having both can get you a call back for a job where you will be grilled. Once again, I'd recommend putting down around $100-200 on a training course to see if you like it, because this is a major investment in your time and energy. I don't have a recommendation on a specific course, but I'm sure there is a University with a reputable one. -- Different from the above 3, UX/UI design is big right now. There is a lot of coding involved, but if you want to combine creativity with coding, this is an awesome career path. My brother actually does this one for a living with an Ad Agency, so don't think you need to stick to traditional with this path. It's all about making interactions easier. Great course for $94.99 here (could ask for it as an XMas gift even?) -- There are a lot of ways to get into programming and evolve a career. The above 3 represent a mix to show where it can go. Getting that first job is really hard and you have to be willing to constantly learn and evolve. The more you stay ahead of industry changes, the better off you'll be. Also, I'm not sure what your personality is like, but if you are personable and can explain technical concepts to board rooms of non-technical people, it'll help you GREATLY with networking regardless of specialty. Consultant companies are always looking for individuals that fit that bill. Bottom line, you're probably looking at around 3 months of hard work and training before I'd even consider submitting a resume anywhere. Build a couple of projects and work on a portfolio while you are picking up some programming languages and skills. Since you are coming in so new, I'd highly suggest just playing around on Codeacademy with a few languages and see if anything stands out to you as more intuitive than others. Then look at doing some courses and see if you can grasp some of the concepts. After doing that, you may find that one subset calls to you more than others. If that happens and you enjoy it, focus your energy there. Good luck Waz!!!
  14. #NoPressure, but are y'all planning on continuing this pod in the future? Really enjoy it.
  15. Hey @MadCast: Kal, what time do y'all start on Wednesday?