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Since I really don't have a place to list my progress so far with regards to learning C#, I figured I would put it here.

After about a month I can honestly say that I have learned quite a bit. My wall is filled with tons of notes that help me to understand things I need to remember. Especially Primary, Unary, and Binary operators. Oh, and Ternary as well (?:). I have even started to learn some more advanced concepts such as Constants and Enumerations.

These are just a couple of examples of the things I have started learning and will continue to learn over the coming months.

My ultimate goal is to program my own video game and I have even started documenting the game's mechanics and overall purpose. I'm keeping this game a secret for now, but I'm sure that once it's public it will be quite popular (at least, that's my hope).

This goal isn't going to be very easy to accomplish, but I literally have nothing else that I'm interested in doing.

Background

Just to give everyone reading this a little background on me, here are some of the more interesting tidbits...

When I was a kid, I loved video games. I loved video games so much that my parents usually had to pull me away from the screen. I started off with consoles like the Atari 2600 and the Commodore 64. After that, I moved on to the NES (original). I played this until I was about 18 years old (1993). After I obtained my first job I moved to the Playstation and the rest is history. I've primarily been focused on PC games for the past 15 years and that's been my passion ever since. With the advent of "indie" games and developers, games have become easier and easier to develop and distribute. About a year ago I decided that I wanted to create my own game. I knew this wasn't going to be an easy task (by any stretch of the imagination) and I knew it was going to take a huge time investment on my part. This is like nothing I have ever tried in my life.

Still, everything I know today I've taught myself how to either use or do. For example, I taught myself how to use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, 3DS Max, Maya, Excel, and just about all of the more popular PC programs on the market today. While this might not be considered a difficult task these days, I was teaching myself how to do these things before YouTube became extremely popular. It was more difficult to find resources online back then.

I'm also a very good mechanic. In 1999 I started working for Honda. I didn't know anyone that worked there and it was difficult to find help. About 90% of what I know about working cars I taught myself how to do. However, computers have always been my #1 passion and that's where I want to stay from this point on. Making a video game isn't going to be easy, but it's something that I feel I need to do. It's a very good way for developers to express themselves and have virtual conversations and interactions with players. What's not to like about video games?


Well, this is just my first entry with a bit of back-story and I hope that further entries will contain some notes about more advanced C# concepts so I can look back on this with fond memories of when I knew very little about programming.

Cheers!

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