This last week I’ve been juggling my two courses, making videos for YouTube, and trying to find a new job, while continue to work on getting better at testing and learning about design patterns. I also had a job interview last week at a wicked company too so I’ll be sharing how that went.
Click-bate title – I know 🙁 But it’s true; you won’t believe what I did! I’m still coming to terms with it myself. I very briefly contemplating dropping the course (CS4402) because of it. But those thoughts are behind me now.
Week 2 went by way too fast. As you’ll see in this week’s LJ I’m struggling quite a bit to keep up with this course while working full-time and all of the driving I’ve been doing lately. Good thing is, I work remotely two days a week now, so as long as my ISP doesn’t fail me like it did on Monday (grimacing) I think it’s going to make the balance a lot easier to maintain.
As promised, here is my learning journal from my first term back. This week was a rough start for me. This term I’m working a full time job which is on-site unlike my last. Including the stop at daycare, it’s about an hour and 20 minutes to work and then back again everyday for me. Definitely going to have some obstacles to overcome this term, and hopefully I find some helpful tactics to share with you guys as you go through the struggles of online education while working also.
Some of you might be wondering why my blog has been vacant for the past few weeks. I have a lot of things that happened – dropping my Software Engineering course among them. So, let’s get you guys up to speed on why I’m taking a break from school, and my most recent endeavors.
This is the very last of my learning journals from last term, and just in time too. Tomorrow I’m already due for an LJ on Term 3 of this year! This journal I talk about the importance of being conscientious as computer science students. No one can predict the future, but we know that what ever technologies come out in the remaining decades of this century are going to be unfathomable. It’s probably a good idea that we try to steer technology towards good, meaningful goals. Perhaps encourage a healthier, happier, kinder human race? Us computer science students are the ones who are going to help shape this future, so we should be aware of the implications of our decisions.
It’s funny, I’ve been talking about how much I slacked on my blog in the last month, and the first line I see in my LJ from last term is referring to procrastination. It’s just never going away, no matter how hard I try… Oh well, as promised here’s another learning journal, and there will be one more tomorrow too. After that, we’re all caught up 🙂
Wow, I didn’t realize I was so far behind with the learning journal. I thought I was missing 2 posts, but it turns out I’m missing 3 :/ I decided that I’m still going to share, because there was some valuable information in them, especially for CS majors who are a course or two behind me in their studies. This learning journal is “nerd heavy” so it’s not for all of my readers, but those of you who might be taking CS
1102 1103 this term may find this handy to refer to later in your course. Here’s the raw LJ, mostly unedited… Enjoy 🙂
I keep meaning to get some work done on this blog. Funny how after setting goals to stick with my frequency of posts, is exactly the same time the frequency just plummets… Anyway, I thought I’d hop on and just bring up some things I’ve been up to, and let you guys know what I’m working on.
Programming can be tough. Real tough. Everybody knows this, even if they haven’t tried. So it can be extremely intimidating going into you’re fist few programming courses if you’ve never learned how to write code before. But don’t worry – I’m going to give you some tips to help relieve that anxiety, and help you become a great programmer by the end of the foundation building, CS 1101, Programming Fundamentals.