i cant even get started bc there's no terminal window to type into:
Try reloading/refreshing that web page.
I'm having the same issue with a message on a red indicator (instead of the usual green color) saying "Unable to connect to Codecademy" even though the webpage is showing. And I've tried reloading/refreshing the page several times to no avail.
Your connection isn't strong/secure enough.
My connection is working fine for other websites.