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Last Calculus class ever done. Assuming I didn't fail. I honestly worry about it, and I shouldn't. I know I got at least half the test right. But this subject does this to me. No matter how prepared I think I am, there's always some bloody curveball. I keep taking this shit, only to discover that I hate a great deal of it it more and more with each try.

I'm good at it when I make the effort, I just don't enjoy making the effort. In retrospect, I should have taken an Arts major like History or Poli Sci, and a CS minor - that way I could have gotten the coding knowledge and experience I actually wanted, with less of the theoretical math. Not that I mind most theoretical math. I am realising, though, that I much prefer to be evaluated on the...fluffier?...subjects, however much ability I have in math.

Of course, by the time I really knew this, it was vastly too late to start over. I wanted that CS degree - I still do. But having resigned myself to only getting it as a minor, I think I'm now acknowledging that I wasn't as suited to pursue this particular course of study as my school defines it.

Two years too late. At least.

Oh, well. Better news.

I did go Christmas shopping (and avoided Chapters entirely, yay me!), but I only got half the gifts I wanted to, so I may have to go tomorrow as well, before the movie I'm supposed to see with Nathan. (that movie being Syriana, at 7PM at City Centre. Anyone wishing to ambush me now knows where to go.)

I just finished playing a couple of hours of the D&D Online stress test. I'm reminded of nothing so much as a really, really big and overstuffed Neverwinter Nights PW - I guess because of the common source material and the not-quite-polished server architecture. The game has potential, I think, but the big problem I see is - when basically all your content is scripted quests, what happens when you finish them? I imagine the beta will bear that sort of thing out, and give more education as to what Turbine sees the endgame being like, and I've applied for the beta, but I won't be crushed if I don't get in. Right now, I vastly prefer WoW.

On the bright side, I'm more inspried to try and put together my own campaign to run in January/February and on. Watch this space for details.

-D.

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tabloidman
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)
Yay for avoiding Chapters! I'm not in the mental space at the moment to want to support their soul-sucking corporatism. Do me a favour and go to Audrey's instead, OK? Sure, your money won't contribute to my paycheck but at least you won't be lining Heather Reisman's pockets either...

And trust me--somewhere at an Edmonton Chapters, an employee had a better day because there was one less customer in the store due to your restraint. Congratulate yourself with that knowledge.
paleshadow
Dec. 18th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
But I'm a good customer! Really!
In any case, I doubt any of my remaining planned gifts will take me to Chapters, so your co-workers are safe. Besides, I've really already bought my Christmas present. :D

-D.
skloak
Dec. 18th, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
Re: But I'm a good customer! Really!
oooOOOOOOoohh.

You knew I'd say that, I hope.
bob13
Dec. 20th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
WoW, eh?
Vastly prefer WoW, eh? Funny, haven't seen you on Twisting Nether realm in... ever.
:P
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