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Sunday, August 22, 2004

Major update

Funny. That pun in the beginning only occurred to me after I wrote it. So no pun intended. About that major. Yep, I'm going into Computer Engineering. I finally actually looked at the classes I'd be taking in CE (no, I hadn't before... no one speak...), and decided it was a very worthwhile major to go into - perhaps even cooler than CS. So I'm majoring in CE. We'll see what happens. Meanwhile, I need to find a way to get a teaching degree at the same time, outside of Tech because Tech doesn't offer teaching anything to my knowledge. Meh, we'll see what happens...

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The Difficulty of Majoring

Why should selecting a major be so difficult? It isn't difficult for me - I've already decided to go into Computer Science. But, apparently, my parents disagree. I would usually ask 'what do I care what you think?', but they are, of course, paying for my education (and my living).

It gets better. The reason I'm supposed to be doing ECE instead of CS is because of the job market. Although that is a very real concern, I find myself wondering what would be the interest of going into a subject that will most likely not interest me as much when I could go into one that will hold my attention, and by consequence maintain my grades higher. Not to mention the fact that my current plan of action involves finding a way to go into teaching computers rather than working at a company in the field of computer science.

But that's okay. It's all right. I think I can assert my right to pick my own goddamn major when it determines what I'm going to do for the rest of my life. We will see. My more immediate concern is getting out of General Chemistry, which is apparently one of/the most difficult class(es) at Tech. And taking CS happens to also help in that regard, because I can take an Earth and Atmospheric Sciences class. Which is awesome, since I've never taken a class in that field.

So yeah. CS for me. I just hope I can make sure it stays that way...

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

The Return of the... Person...

Whew.. I'm finally back after the greatest vacation I have ever had. I left apprehensive that I might get bored, and returned not only with wonderful memories, but also with a distinct feeling of having matured in my month-long stay there. I'm not sure how exactly to explain that feeling, but it's definitely there. It's a really weird one, too - it would mark the first time I've ever matured noticeably to me. Mmmm, whatever, I'll have to think about it a bit more... Meanwhile, it's time to start the cool Tech stuff.