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Posted 13 Feb 2012I started with a G71 (older version of the laptop I linked to).
Awesome performance, just a pain to carry around. However. These days I carry far less textbooks due to the availability of ebooks and my iPad.
Then had the 13.3" MBP (Late 2009) which was.. alright. Not bad, liked the bridge between simple interface and unix, but way underpowered.
So I'm feeling strongly about the similar model. But I'm getting tech cravings and really don't want to wait (patience is a virtue.. patience is a virtue).
If I listen to the first wants that come to mind: I'm looking for viewing real estate, performance for gaming/virtual OSes, and just a tad of portability.
I'm not sure what I'm looking for.. I guess just difference point of views. But since I'm the one who has to live with the purchase I guess its kind of dumb to ask others.
Maybe I should just go with a more mid range laptop and having some spending money for other gadgets.
Off to class, thanks for input, I'll check back later.
Posted 23 Aug 2011Durrpppp, tiny font is tiny. Thanks.
Posted 22 Aug 2011So you're burnt up. Maybe programming isn't for you. I'm not autistic about programming, but I do enjoy it as a job. I never wake up and think, "oh god dammit another day of work." It's always, "I hope I can crush that bug today, it's been a real bitch to me lately."
My point is, look for another hobby. Something that makes you happy. You might be burnt out because of the easy assignments given to you in class. Do you do other hobby projects in your spare time? Challenge yourself and you might be surprised at your new wind.
I actually do. I'm in the middle of a DVD Library app for Android/iOS that lets you scan the bar code of a movie, tell you if you have it at home, and provide competing prices from a black/white-listable group of retailers. My dad has a hobby of re-buying movies or paying $22 when he could get it for $12. Also working on learning OpenGL both for iOS and "just cuz" knowledge.
I just don't feel like its taken me anywhere. I've invested all this time and about the best I've gotten in return is hugs, thanks, and praise from computer-not-working-distraught-itus infected individuals I've helped. I know this is what I want to do for a living. Supposed to be one of the best jobs overall in terms of career contentment, salary, benefits, and job-availability, right? The portfolio idea is good because I lose a lot of the random programs I make to see if I can. Is there a go-to provider anybody recommends or uses personally?
Also, I just finished http://www.codecadem...ogramming-intro and am open to recommendations for similar (but preferably lengthier) resources.
start hitting up the gym. we need more brogrammers.
Been there, done that. Got the biceps, dropped smoking, increased water intake. Waiting for the torso development. I have pull-up/push-up/crunch "soft" exercise days alternated with shoulder press/curl/bench "hard" exercise days. Waiting for break to end so I can pick up swimming again.
Edit: Can't delete double post?
Posted 22 Aug 2011I think the most helpful comment made was
It's not like you have to do this shit 24/7.
But I find that there's so much I want to learn. Right now I'm in the process of learning OpenGL on it own, because I'm also learning iOS development, all while keeping my Java up to date with Android apps (Currently I'm working on a DVD library app. Pop keeps buying movies he's already seen.)
I guess I feel as though I've investing in a stock that returns a steady .1% interest annually but is expected to explode with profits in the next few years (with my degree, internship, and career opportunities).
Posted 22 Aug 2011
you tried something fucking dumb.
The only other careers I've honestly considered is teaching math or being a doctor.If you're looking for things to do to keep you interested, sign up to the various freelance websites out there and start bidding on projects. There are tons of projects for every language and technology with chances for you to actually make some money. Otherwise, choose something other than programming to do.
Do you (or anybody lurking) have experience with such a site?
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