Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Back at School and Work

It is late, and I really need to be getting into bed if I plan on being awake tomorrow.

Classes are going well. There is a bunch of reading to do so far. I am trying to keep up with that, as it seems that there will be a lot of self-learning this semester.

Adjusting to the work/school schedule is always difficult. I am grateful that I have employment, and that they are so accommodating of my school schedule. Not working on Tuesday and Thursday pretty much means I have to put in eight hour days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It is all about time management.

First takes on classes:

Software Practice: Will be a lot of fun. Already we have talked about “real-world” stuff. The class has been charged to learn the basics of C++ in the next two weeks.

Computer Organization: This class will be difficult! We are accountable for everything, even if it is not covered by the teacher. It will be exciting to finally understand a bit more about hardware and how my programs interact with it. Learning Assembly will be fun.

Linear Algebra: This class should be ok, if I can get a grip on mathematical proofs. There is a lot more homework than I had expected

Meeting up with my classmates was fun. I am glad that we have formed some friendships, and are able to work together to get things done. It is like having an extended support group.

Work is work, and really a lot more than I want to talk about right now. Often, the paradigms that are discussed in class don’t carry over into the real world. Sadly for me, sometimes people don’t take me as seriously as I would like them to. Life moves forward, and if I ever get more than three seconds of un-interrupted time, I may try to write out some of my ideas so that they can be more clearly understood.

1 comment:

rfin said...

You're off to a great start! "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." -Chinese Proverb