Tuesday 3 June 2014

A few updates

First of all, I've finished uni!
I'm still okay with my decision to graduate early. Uni was very stressful for me, and I don't feel like it was the most effective way for me to learn. Physics is quite a practical subject, and we spent more time in labs than we did in lectures, but only 20% of the grade is from laboratory work, the rest is from exams. I don't feel that another year would have actually helped me in any way, especially when I'm so keen to get into game development.

I've started teaching myself Python (using my Raspberry Pi)!
This is more difficult than I thought it would be. I've been using online resources, including Dive Into Python, which has been useful, but it's just very difficult to concentrate on coding, when I'm also in the middle of job hunting (ugh)

I adopted a kitten!
Ahhhhhhhh! Okay, I'm aware this isn't tech-related, but anyone who knows me knows that I am a full-on cat lady. I've been living away from home for 3 years now, and I decided that I wanted a little pal. It's been the best decision I've made in a long time! After all the shitty stuff that's happened, having this bundle of energy come into my life has been perfect. I think if I didn't have my kitten to distract me from the real world, I would not be doing so great right now. (If you want to adopt a cat or kitten, I got this guy from the SPCA. They were so lovely and helpful, I just wish I could give all the cats a home...)

For any cat lovers reading, here's some pictures of my new baby, Logan.

Sooo I think that's all the important stuff covered. If anyone has any advice on teaching myself coding/game development, please let me know!