Today was my first real ‘working’ day at college, having programming principles, computer architecture and maths for computers.. lovely – a triple whammy of basically maths
We started off using ‘Alice’ and will eventually progress to VB (visual basic) in programming.. it was pretty easy to use.. it’s freeware so i can download it and mess about with it in my own time – that’s the beauty of a computing course – you don’t need the lecturers to help you, the info is widely available on the net 😛
For computer architecture and maths, we were basically doing binary code for both classes.. Base 10, base 8, Base 16 etc… Someone shoot me. It took me a while to get my head around it, but i got there in the end.. As i’ve said before, this is a part of computing i’m not particularly interested in or good at.
Anyway, for the 3 hour break i had 🙄 i went off into town browsing about, then went for a bit of a walk.. basically just killing time which is one of my pet hates… hanging about waiting/doing nothing.. it’s impossible to get a parking spot from about 10am onwards around campus, so i took a bit of a risk going into town by giving up my space, but i arrived back in loads of time so i just sat waiting for someone to go…
I later heard there was a barbecue on in the college so missed all of that 😡 🙄 So i get off at noon tomorrow, there’s a bowling event planned for the evening but i’m having second thoughts.. i could be home at 1pm if i don’t go, but if i do, i’ll not be home ’til 5pm.
I know i *should* go to meet new people/lecturers and all that… but a nice early home time with no traffic on the roads is very tempting 😈