What a day

I missed a post yesterday, but I am glad because today was extremely interesting. School has gotten really hectic, I currently have a backlog of multiple essays, speeches, worksheets and an IT project that is due next week and I will have to work through Sunday to finish them.

Back to today, my basketball team was supposed to have a match today, but since we are the lowest team and we cannot find another school that has a team like ours, we were going to play against the 2nd lowest team that also didn’t have a normal game. Both teams arrived at the basketball court and we waited for our coach/referee to show up, and because we were extremely diligent and hard working*, we waited for 10 minutes before we all left to go back to our rooms.

In the afternoon, I was somehow roped into helping with a wedding that was being held in our chapel. During the wedding, I had a hard time holding back a cynical laugh when I heard the vows because they were so generic it felt like someone spent two minutes copying them down after googling “wedding vows”.

It was nice seeing that they were happy, it gives a bit of light in dark times that is the present. But for now, here’s to surviving another week in this unfair and cruel world, and good luck in all your endeavors next week. This is the Master of Space and Time, Hiro Nakamura from the future, signing out.

 

*for anyone who didn’t catch that, it was sarcasm.

Programmer Skill Lv UP

That was what someone in the class shouted when our teacher in IT showed us how to create a Graphical User Interface, GUI for short. We are now (sort of) able to create programs human usable interfaces for our relatively primitive programs that barely work in the first place so that we can experience our complete and utter lack of competency in programming in images and not just text in the command box!

OK, OK, we aren’t that bad, I can make a somewhat complex program that doesn’t bug out after a few tries and I finish my practical exams in less than half the allocated time. But right now, I feel similar to how I felt when I opened my Java for Dummies book that I got a few years ago. Back then, I was a complete novice to coding and the lines used to display ‘Hello World’ was complete gibberish to me, and when I took a peek into the source code that is used for the GUI, it looked to me as if differential calculus and organic chemistry had a little too much fun in the bushes and came out with something beyond the level of human recognition.

All in all, this week was fun, I found out more about coding and somehow got stuck with the troublesome job of getting all the names of the people who wanted to join the astronomy club (even though we weren’t supposed to ask for names during the society fair and I was too busy to be manning the stand during the fair).

I would also say my sincerest condolences to anybody that might be in America, or in fact, to the entire population of the earth, the end is neigh, and apparently, global warming is a hoax. And on that note, Jack Cooper, signing out.

Back to school

I have been back for a few days now, and it has been really busy. I am in matric now, the last few years of high school were long but feels oddly short. Not much has changed, we went to school, did work and then went to sports in the afternoon. I must admit, it feels like there is a greater degree of freedom than when we first got to the school, but otherwise, everything is about the same.

And another thing, I somehow got selected as the Astronomy society chairman, and we had our annual society fair this afternoon. It wasn’t much, just a group of us sitting at desks promoting our separate clubs to the new boys.

I am going to be trying out a new writing style for my english essay that is to be completed in two weeks time. From what I have read, the author that I am looking at as inspiration has very polarizing reviews, personally, I think that the style is very self-gratifying and slightly conceited but makes for a good story if done well.

That was my not-so-weekly ramblings about my life in general, even though I am obviously speaking to the brick wall of the internet, it feels good to write stuff like this down once in a while.

And if by some miracle of chance you got lost and ended up here, I will give you a quick link back to the center of the internet right here. Take care, and try not to get lost again, but you will always be welcome in the barren land of 439’s blog.

Holiday update

Hello again, I’ve been busy these past few days, I am starting to write my university application essays, reviewing my CV and following CES 2017. I am using some writing tips that I found on the Common Application website to refine my essays, but I have a long way to go and language is not my strong point.

I have been reading news about CES 2017, and even though it’s only been a few days, there are so many great and exciting things on display, I am especially drawn to Intel’s project Alloy VR, Razer project Valerie and Faraday Future’s cars (even though it seems to suffer from stage fright).

Otherwise, life has been peaceful, the weather has been slightly uncomfortable, but it is far from being bad and I ordered an M.2 SSD for my laptop, so that’s something to look forward to.