Gearing up for class

Well, it’s that time of year again. Class starts in about two weeks. I’m currently working at First Data, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This semester I’ll be focusing on data structures for programming, history after the civil war (American), Physics and some Calc...

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Greetings reader,

I haven’t had much going on recently. Thought I’d detail what’s going on, and what’s to be expected soon.

August 24th is the start of the school year for me. I will be taking 15 credit hours, out of a max 18. 12 is considered full time. This fall semester will consist of an online American History class, Data Structure programming in Java, Calculus 2 and Physics 1. For those that don’t know, my major at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is computer engineering, so most of these are prerequisites for other classes, with the exception of the history class.

I bring this up because I feel like it’ll be a workload to balance between those classes and the part time job I have to hold. Meanwhile, I have other goals as well. I have lost my car, since the fuel pump went out and I did not make enough money to fix it. I’d like to replace that. For now, I have a bicycle and don’t go anywhere anyway. This might be a savior when it comes to homework.

One other aspect of school to mention is the fact that I’m still vice president of the UN Robotics club (formerly PKI Robotics). This organization focuses on creating robots for competition and just exploring technology around us. This year, we want to compete in a NASA competition, but have yet to decide what that will be and how to fund it.

Another goal of mine is to start my Twitch stream at regular intervals. This depends entirely on workload from the others. For those that don’t know, Twitch is a platform to which gamers can broadcast their gaming to the internet, incorporating a social aspect through chat. The idea is to share games among gamers, create a community and some even have a goal of supporting themselves with gaming on a full time basis. I’m not wanting to do this full time, but if I could make enough money off of it to support myself through school, even better.

One of my ultimate goals through my hobbies is the creation of a video game that people actually want to play. I’ve started a website at AGS to get myself and a few others going, but it’s been sitting idle for the better part of a year. Hosted on the same server as this website, it’s been an idle project as much as this website has been. Pay more attention to that website for details on the game and the influences of the game.

One item I haven’t mentioned in a while, and I’m not sure I will continue, is the idea behind the Play the Game blog. PTG, as it’s become known, has also been idle. It originally started out as a blog about EVE Online to try and draw new players into it with tips, tricks, and discussions about EVE Online. I stopped playing EVE Online a bit, and thus wanted to convert it into a general gaming blog. Who would have thought that it’s more fun to play the game than to write about the game? So, with that, I doubt it’ll continue to be a goal of mine as I already have a lot on my plate. If someone wants to submit articles and use the site, I wouldn’t mind a few authors to submit content to it. I’ll just play an administrator and small time author if a game ruffles my feathers enough for me to write about.

So that pretty much explains where I am, where I want to go and what to expect from me on the internet. Thoughts? Comments? Let me know below!

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