Four of my Favorite Websites for Learning Code so far

As a web development student, I’m always on the lookout for websites that can increase the quality of my learning. Here are my favorite four so far for learning different topics, reference, and building applications. If you have any gripes with these websites, maybe drop a comment saying why you don’t like them or maybe there are better alternatives (but if there’s one thing that really annoys me, it has to be sites that are difficult to read and understand).

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Future of this website

As you know, I’ve stopped blogging on this website on a regular schedule so I will re-brand this website by changing the title.

I’ll be changing the name from coldstargamer.com to alexlegard.ca.

Soon I will be attending school to learn web development so I feel it’s extremely important for me to have a personal website so I can showcase my skills. By the time I’m finished with the program, hopefully I won’t have to rely on WordPress to host this website.

Just because I’m not blogging on this website, that doesn’t mean I’m not always writing great articles. I’m currently writing for Video Chums and you can always follow me on Twitter if you want to see what I’m up to.

Defy Gravity meets expectations, but doesn’t exceed them

Defy Gravity is a gravity-based platformer released in 2016 by Fish Factory Games. It breathes life into the platforming genre by introducing gravity-manipulating mechanics. The game, thankfully, does everything that it needs to and does it well. While the game isn’t a breakthrough by any means, it controls perfectly, has a moody atmosphere, and uses interesting gameplay mechanics. Defy Gravity is also incredible value as it’s less than $1 on Steam as of this time of writing.

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Star Trek Discovery: Despite Yourself

“Despite Yourself” picks up from last month’s “Into the Forest I Go”, during which the Discovery accidentally jumps to an unknown location during a Spore Drive accident. The ship is now in the Mirror Universe, the same Mirror Universe from the Original Series’ “Mirror, Mirror” and was later picked up for use in a story arc during DS9. However, it’s not immediately obvious to the Discovery crew where they are, and they must do some investigative work before they find out they’re in a different universe with alternate versions of themselves.

This episode is the first Mirror Universe episode that I’ve seen, so unfortunately I can’t make comparisons to previous Trek episodes like Mirror Mirror. Fortunately, “Despite Yourself” is an excellent standalone episode that does a good job of establishing the Mirror Universe and laying the groundwork for the next few episodes. The episode has strong character development, a few comedic moments, and a few shocking moments including two character deaths.

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Review: The Real Story by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story, written in 1991, is the first book in The Gap series, written by Stephen R. Donaldson in. In the first chapter of the book, a space pirate, Angus Thermopyle, walks into a bar on Com-Mine Station with a beautiful woman, Morn Hyland. The patrons wonder why Morn is with Angus, a man of such poor reputation. They believe she is being coerced, which isn’t entirely wrong, but it’s far from the real story. While in the bar, Morn and Angus also capture the attention of another space pirate, Nick Succorso, who hopes to rescue her.

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Here are Two Interesting Rogue Decks in Kobolds and Catacombs

The Kobolds and Catacombs expansion has arrived earlier this month, and with it, Hearthstone players have been playing new, interesting decks for every class. I’ve been having a lot of fun trying the new Rogue cards because they allow for interesting synergies. For example, Kingsbane and Cavern Shinyfinder can enable a weapon-centric deck while [Fal’Dorei Strider] rewards you for drawing through your deck by summoning 4/4 Spider tokens. In this article, I’ll showcase two interesting decks I’ve been having fun with. Both of these decks are Wild Hearthstone decks as I do predominantly play Wild.

 

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