Monday, October 11, 2004

Manic Monday

Yes, I am aware that last Saturday I promised you a discussion on discrete mathematics and java programming. Sunday came and went, and I didn’t accomplish nearly what I set out to. However, it was still what I would consider to be a worthwhile day. I finally sat down to start working on the Java stuff around 10:00 PM. I can honestly tell you that one of the reasons that I know computer science is right for me is that I don’t mind spending hours and hours on the assignments. As I said, I started at around 10, and didn’t put it down until just before three AM. The interesting thing is that it didn’t really feel like time was going by. I was just working on the problem and trying to resolve each issue as it came up. The assignment( for those interested in what the class was asked to write) was a good one, dealing with Java IO, and ArrayLists. We are just starting on the Java collections framework, and so far I am very pleased with what it has to offer. I didn’t finish the whole thing until a few minutes ago, but had most of the hard stuff done before my head hit the pillow last night. There is an air of excitement when you compile and run a program that you spent hours working on. It really gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Computers are indeed grand inventions.

I still need to face discrete structures; that computer math class is one of the hardest classes I have had to take in my entire college career. When I finish this blog entry, I will probably take a short break and then sit down to face it squarely. I am guessing that the problems on the “suggested” but really required problem list will probably take me most of the night to complete. Such is the way school goes. No pain, no glory.

2 comments:

gymnfly said...

highlighting??? What is highlighting? mmmm... thanks for the comment though.

Joe said...

I think that she was replying to a comment that I made about a Flickr photo of hers. It took me a second, but I finally understood.