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School, school, & school

School, school, & school

I’ve made a mistake. Entering my third year, I enrolled in four classes. Of those four, three of them include Physics II, Calculus III, and Discrete Math. Past semesters convinced me that such a work load wouldn’t be a problem. I was wrong.  On a higher note, I’ve taken a leadership role in the computer science club at my local college. Club politics can be annoying and it’s something I will actively try to avoid, but my goal with my…

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Progression

Progression

Last post was in January and here we are in the end of April over four months after that post was made. Then, I was struggling to find a place to apply my knowledge, but thankfully an internship exists in my future. It hasn’t been finalized, but it’s certainly something that I’m excited to write about. My role would be to lead other interns and supply them with resources they may need and manage them. Essentially an “Intern Lead”, if…

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Job Finding As A Computer Engineering Student

Job Finding As A Computer Engineering Student

Well, here’s to the first post of 2018. This year is starting off quite strong; people are eating tide pods, Donald Trump said in reference to African countries, they’re “shithole countries,” and the spring semester is starting in a few days and I’ll be taking three mathematics classes. Besides the unfortunate reality that my social life will soon be non-existent, I’m also searching for a job. Not your average college-student-mindless-brain-melting job, but one which is actually engaging and (here’s the…

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Feature Implementation In Large Unfamiliar Codebases

Feature Implementation In Large Unfamiliar Codebases

I feel like every contribution I make to the SourceMod project leaves me on a wild goose-chase following class hierarchies and I always end up with about 10-20 tabs open of different files in Notepad++ before I have a clue about what I need to do. Luckily this time, I decided to write down some of this goose-chase. Here goes. In SourceMod errors are loud and halt execution. This is by design, as any error that may occur during plugin…

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Diving In Head First

Diving In Head First

C++ sucks… Well, learning C++ in the context of Valve’s source engine sucks. My mentality when it comes to learning a new language is to just dive into the environment. By the end – and 500 google searches later (not kidding) – I try to have a fundamental understanding of the language. The only problem is that this approach is not working with me in C++. Thankfully, I’ve resided in a core member of the sourcemod dev team and they’ve…

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Creating Software For Myself Or Others

Creating Software For Myself Or Others

My reason of starting this entire not-so-experienced programming blog is not to delve into technical detail and share my solutions to problems, but rather enable me to look back onto what I was thinking at the time and how I have grown. So basically, it’s not for you. Wait, you’re still here? Anyway. I feel like this is a good opener because its something I need to tackle head on. When a business or individual creates a piece of software, who…

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