Jeffrey Carl Faden (jeffreyatw) wrote,
Jeffrey Carl Faden

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Beginnin of quarter

These past few days!

So Monday was the beginning of my first class at North Seattle Community College, Programming II. I have it every day in the morning. Basically resumes where I left off about four years ago, so I'm rusty. In my free time this week I've been working on the first assignment, which asks me to assemble a magic square. It's fun! I'm using Eclipse on my Linux laptop.

Rushed over to UW afterwards to attend the Computational Linguistics orientation program. Met a bunch of old guys who work at Microsoft who will be in my classes! Awesome. Also learned the basics of Perl and Python. We won't be programming things in Prolog, thank god.

Got my UPASS, meaning bus for free. Also decided I'd sell my car since I don't need it. But you know about that!

Wednesday evening was the beginning of my second class at NSCC, Calculus I. I already did Calculus 1 four years ago as well, so it was kind of familiar. Problem is this class meets two days a week, so it's two and a half hours long... and the teacher mumbles. This'll be an exercise in awkeness. Maybe I should start drinking coffee or something. :\

And today was my first UW class, Syntax for Computational Linguistics! It's taught in a new building in a new room with this new software that broadcasts the professor's voice, the slides, and even a whiteboard over the internet so you can sit in on the lecture without being there. I'm still going to go and be there but if I'm sick or anything I can still attend. Awesome!

And that is all! Tomorrow I only have one class so the week's already winding down. Haven't had any real time to socialize or do much else that's fun, but some of my roommates' friends have stopped over and we've gone out to get some good food. In the next week or so I'll be going to more social gathering with my Comp Ling department and maybe I'll make some friends of my own, who knows.

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