I know I haven’t posted for a while, but the last week or so has been a busy one for me!
First of all, I went home last weekend again (I know, so soon after christmas!) to say bye to my dad and family because they moved to Australia on Wednesday! It does seem weird that he’s so far away, but on the plus side I gained a lot of food and kitchen things…and computer things…that they couldn’t take with them, which has definitely saved me some money!
Since I’ve been back, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my Programming module. I found it really difficult at first, especially last term’s projects using Alice (that’s a drag and drop tool for basic object orientated programming). But this term its starting to make a lot more sense :). For anyone who has never programmed before and is starting this course, I’d definitely recommend Sam’s Teach Yourself Java in 21 days. It explains the language really well, and the exercises definitely helped me to learn it.
So, I guess you’re wondering why I’ve called this post decisions, decisions?
Today one of our module leaders came in to talk to my seminar group about module choices for next year…if you’re on the Web programme and you want to stay with that then module choices are easy! Most, if not all, of the 2nd year modules are compulsary so there’s not much choice involved. But, I’ve decided that I don’t want to stay on web (even though I got my module results back at last and I got 71.5% overall :D…more from the theory than my practical though!). So, I’ve spent quite a while today looking at my options, and with my new found love for programming, I think I’m considering going down the Systems and Software pathway, because it includes Programming and Computer Systems Architecture – the two modules I’m most interested in at the moment. I’ve got until March 26th to decide, so I’ll keep you posted!