Older blog entries for twistor (starting at number 5)

Started classes in data structures and discrete math. Its nice to have a formal instruction on things I've taught myself in the past. I'm actually going to have a lot of fun this semester.

Continuing to design the virtual world idea.

Went through the Icezelion Assembly Tutorials (win32 asm) and have started in earnest to learn several ide's (for the future) while working through Vol. 1 of Knuth.

... also planning to start a second bachelors (CS) this spring..

Tools keep coming: 3Dgpl, java3D, and directx7.

>Time passes...

Passed the Java 2 certification a while back and I am having a grand time planning a virtual world program using the Java3D api (directx version may also occur if performance suffers. Heh.)
Still reading everything and anything: gradually making my way through two years of subscriptions to C++ Report (RIP), CUJ, Embedded Systems Prog., and others (msdn, java dev j., windows dj... lets just say that CMP is very happy), "Clouds To Code", Abrash, and the ever present Design Patterns.

I have an appointment (finally) for the certification at the end of March; cool beans, the test center is about 5 minutes away. Continuing to read *Rebel Code* and the Knuth *Art of Computer Programming* volumes as well as coding as much Java as I can. The greatest thing: this is just the beginning of the second phase of software (as an industry), and I am afraid I drank too uch wine for lunch today.

Time to start using my account diary I suppose. My current interests: assembly, linux (the kernel), taking the java 2 cert., c/c++. Up to this point (first machine: a 1985 Franklin 8086 PC running DOS and running Kermit for BBS access and chatting directly with my friend's macintosh) I ve been strictly a programming hobbist but I ve recently wanted to make it a profession. Hmmm, my biggest regret was not majoring in CS since it gives one carte blache nowadays (back then, though...) Wow, what a depressing start! Time to pick a project and comb through the sources.

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