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Stuff [Aug. 5th, 2009|01:26 am]
Lord Veralix
Stuff: I'd love to write about it.
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Yeah... [Jun. 7th, 2009|08:22 pm]
Lord Veralix
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

I realize when I wished life to not be boring because I was tired of boring, that I should really have been more specific.

Okay.  I'm ready for life to be boring again.
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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2009|10:12 pm]
Lord Veralix
Wellp.  Turns out everybody /is/ a Cylon!
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Twitter. [Feb. 24th, 2009|05:46 pm]
Lord Veralix
Well fuck.  I'm on Twitter now.
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Furry Fiesta [Feb. 19th, 2009|02:14 pm]
Lord Veralix
[Current Location |298 mi away]
[Current Mood |excitedpumped]

Step 1: Arrive.

Step 2: Attain the furry equivalent of the Ballmer's peak

Step 3: Draw cocks wirelessly.

Step 4: ???

Step 5: Furry equivalent of profit.
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Summer Reading... [Feb. 9th, 2009|05:11 pm]
Lord Veralix
Ladies and Jellyspoons I present to you this upgrade to a literary classic:


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Classes Classes Classes... [Jan. 12th, 2009|04:26 pm]
Lord Veralix
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Woo!  Classes start today to which I am very excited.  When I was younger I dreaded school.  I longed to sit at home and play video games day in and day out.  Those days are passed. 

This semester I'm taking 17 hours.  Have I overloaded myself?  Probably.  But can I do it?  Definately.  Last semesters 4.0 really was a fluke but I'm setting out to repeat it.  I'm going to try my damndest to repeat it, get my GPA up and maybe, JUST MAYBE, I could get a scholarship or two that will make my pocketbook at UTSA a little bit bigger.

Programming Fundamentals III (Java for Newbies again...), Calculus III, Elementary Statistics, General Physics II, and American Government II (Which is Texas Government) are the courses I'm taking.  Already purchased my books and unfortunately my Government book was the priciest clocking in at 153 miles per ... err I mean dollars.  Good grief.  2009 edition too.

But it's the fact the monotony of day in and day out work which really makes me look forward to school.  It breaks it up, I get to meet new and interesting people.  I get to be a student, and feel young again.  Feel like I'm doing somethign with my life as opposed to just working to live.  I still regret those years I didn't care about school.  I could have been someone.  I could have been a contender.

But now I've got everything on track, I'll just be at the end a bit later than everyone else. 

I'll start University next spring.  I'll most likely have to move to part time simply because of time constraint.  They aren't too kind for jobs, expecting the money to come from somewhere other than yourself.  So most likely I'll need to get a loan.  I'm beginning to have anxiety about just how I am going to accomplish this.  Coming from a family where the amount of college graduates can be counted on one hand really puts it into perspective just how many people finish college. 

Still, currently I'm in the running to graduate in 2012, hopefully sooner if I can manage.  2013?  I just want to have my Bachelor's before my 10 year reunion, if I even go.  After that... with a Math and a Statistics degree?  Looks like graduate school most likely.

Ahh well, that's way too far ahead.  Who knows?  Maybe the world will end in December 21, 2012 like they seem to find everywhere.  (I Ching, Mayans, Nostrodamus, etc.)

Here's to a good semester. :)
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Somehow... somewhere... an Angel got it's wings. [Dec. 13th, 2008|02:15 pm]
Lord Veralix
[Current Mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

 ------------------------2008 FALL--------------------------
         COSC1337001  PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS II
                                           A    3.00  12.00
 020     MATH2414200  CALCULUS II          A    4.00  16.00
 040     PHIL2306200  ETHICS               A    3.00  12.00
 080     PSYC2301203  INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY  A    3.00  12.00
 -----------------------------------------------------------
        PRESIDENT'S HONORS
 
                     AHRS    EHRS    QHRS    QPTS     GPA
      Current        13.00   13.00   13.00   52.00   4.000
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Major change... literally. [Dec. 10th, 2008|12:08 pm]
Lord Veralix
[Current Mood |determineddetermined]

For the past 8 years of my life, my college major was set in stone.  Computer Science.  It's what I know, it's what I excelled in, it's what I was just naturally better at than anyone else in my classes.

However, I've had the most awesome chance to have used programming regularly over the past 4 years at work, and even at the short stint I had as a developer at That Web Development Firm that shall not be named.  

It's not for me.  At least, doing nothing but writing code day in, day out.  My real passion I have realized is data.  Numbers.  Statistics.  Algorithm.  I realized I love charts and graphs and crazy plots.  I looked forward to Calculus class, and get giddy when I have to figure out how to turn a giant set of data into a tiny number.  

It wasn't until a lady from the Business college at UTSA came to my Calc II class a month ago until I realized this.  Her reason was to steal Engineering / Math / Computer Science Majors.  And I think she did, to a degree.

I've been reading more and more on Statistics and what it entails.  And this is me, this is my calling.  I think.  I haven't had to do it as a job yet. 

My crazy passion for Math will still lend me a BS in Math though.  However... I can Dual Major in Statistics AND Mathematics!  And it only requires an additional 28 hours. 

The plan is when I am done at this community college, a few things will happen...
 

First: I'll get an Associates in Computer Science.  Then I will transfer into the College of Business at UTSA.  From there I will proceed to get a major in Statistics and Mathematics.  And after?  Who knows!  At the very least, I should have (hopefully) my bachelors by 2013.  Maybe.
 


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Classes [Dec. 4th, 2008|08:36 am]
Lord Veralix
I am DONE with classes for the Semester.  Woot.

In Computer Science II I can expect to make an A.  This was a blow off course for me.  It's documented as 'Advanced Object Oriented Programming' but this REALLY was Java for Newbs II.  I'm not lying when I say I had a 25% attendance rate, but I turned in every Assignment / Project / Quiz and Test for an A.

In Psychology, pending the paper due Monday that i have yet to write, I should make an A.   Half of the Grade for this Paper is formatting alone and all I need to make an A in psychology is roughly a 50 on the paper.  Now, that's not to say I won't write the Paper, I'll put some heart in it, but again, A in Psychology.

In Calculus II I'm a bit worried.  I'm out a few Quizzes in my Quiz Average, I believe it's around a 60, which is 25% of the semester Average.  Test 1 I made a 133 and that too is 25% of the Semester Average.  Test 2 which I took yesterday has me worried.  On the Take-Home portion I made a rough 110 estimate which is 40% of the test.  44 points.  However, on the In class I missed 4 out of 10 questions but got the bonus right.  So if you don't include partial credit, which he gives, that gives me a 70, which gives me an 86 average on the second test.  Added is 10 bonus points for a project, giving me a whopping 96 on the second Test.  The least I could make on the Final for an A in the class is a high C, and that's counting on these facts.  I could be wrong, and I could get a B.  I'm scared of getting a B in this class.

Ethics.  I hate that class.  I'm tired of all the stupid religion.  I'm getting a B and couldn't care less.

This gives me a 3.76 Full time GPA for the Fall Semester.  This should put me on the Dean's list. :)
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