Post by Sinn Féin's Ireland on Jun 27, 2007 15:58:20 GMT -5
You realise all of a sudden that the world is a nasty combination of the tear-inducingly banal and the devastatingly violent and iniquitous. Consequently, now that you're sane and seeing things as they really are for the first time, you shove your head in the proverbial -or real- sand -which ever happens to be nearest to hand- and hope everything goes away.
I wish i could add 'concise' to my personal appraisal
Former Regional Reserve Chairman,
Other Roles:, Former Delegate, Knight of TITO, Official 'Spam King' 2005, 2006, The 'Master of Vocabulary' 2007, Around the Islands editor.
Congrats, a local Computer Science teacher teaches you basic programming skills. Unfortunately, you have learned only how to program in Visual BASIC and must apply your general knowledge of programming towards learning a more useful language such as Java, C++, Rational Rose, or Python. Also unfortunately, you don't know exactly what you plan to accomplish, and are therefore stuck with the prospect of going back to college for a Computer Science degree (which will probably take four years, but may take less or more time, depending on age, previous collegiate experience, and employment status). After all that time and effort, you discover that all the relevant entry-level programming jobs have been farmed out to India, and you will now need a Masters in order to gain a consultant level position. Since you were required to pass advanced-level math courses in order to get your CS degree, you look back and realize that an engineering degree would have been much more lucrative and without much extra coursework. Congratulations, you can now design your choice of: Applets (in Java), visual models (in Rational Rose), databases (in C++), or modifications to exisisting games (using Python, mostly). You're also broke from taking so much time off from work to attend these classes, and as a result you have to work more. You have no time for programming as a source of entertainment, and you are overqualified for entry-level jobs (with work experience and a degree), but underqualified for jobs that pay more than what you make now. Your move.
I wish I wasn't studying for a Computer Science degree. )=
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2007 16:42:12 GMT -5 by Twobagger