The most important tool we have is our conscience. If you’re not sure if you’re on the right path or not, it’s not because you’re not willing to search for it.
When I was a kid I was always going to be a programmer. I became aware of the language, so I played with it. It was an integral part of my early education, and it was a part of my workday. It was also part of my day to day routine.
When I was in high school I had a job which required me to be on the computers for all of the school day. As far as programming goes, I was the only one to do it. I did it well, but it wasn’t really my thing. I was very good at it, but I just wasn’t good at it. Then in my twenties I started taking a class in computer science. I took it very seriously and worked very hard studying the material.
My course was about programming in C and Assembly Language. Most of the assignments were about algorithms. I had a lot of code to write, so I spent the majority of my time writing code. I had written a lot of code, but it was also one of the times I became a problem. Although I had good coding sense, I didnt have a lot of knowledge of the language. I didnt know the syntax nor what was allowed or prohibited. I did know most of the basic stuff.
I read the book “The First Person in a Video Game” by Dave Gibbons and I just couldn’t get enough of it. The author is a computer science professor and the first person in a video game. I just cant get over what he says.
The reason I started writing a code is because I was looking for a technique to control the memory usage of the game, which was a lot of fun. I started by loading up the text of the game and then just started coding. It was such a fun video game for me that I was hooked.
No, I couldnt help that I am a computer science professor and I am not a programmer, so if you want to start a project, then go ahead and start coding. It just took me a couple of hours to get to the first page of the game. For the first page, I had to write my program. It took me a couple hours to get to the text page, then I went back and wrote my program.
After I got done with all this coding I was so pumped up that I started a new page. I was still coding, but my brain was screaming in my head, “wait, why am I doing this?!” I kept going through my code, trying to figure out what to do, and then suddenly I realized, “this is pretty stupid,” and went back and started over.
I could have used a little more self-awareness. It’s a game where you have to build a whole game with code, and I got to play with code for about an hour before I went back and started writing my program once again.
I really thought I was done with coding when I realized I had just spent about 8 hours making something that wasn’t even remotely related to, and I was still coding. I was just really proud of myself for realizing I was doing something that actually made a difference.