Monthly Archives: June 2009


September 12, 2005 – June 12, 2009

You served your purpose.



Compy Love

Here is a question that may exclude some regulars.  Sorry!

I’ve recently become interested in learning more about computers.  Specifically, programming.  However, I am essentially a beginner.

Is anyone who reads this blog a computer geek?  (Gordon, are you still out there?)

I’m looking for tips on good places to start.  Would an intro to C++ be a good idea?  Books?  Certification courses?  Educational websites?  Bueller?

GED snag

I’m planning on visiting the DMV soon, and the driver’s license saga will be (thankfully) over.  Probably next pay check.

This spring I applied to the CUNY school system which is made up of 23 learning institutions including Hunter College.

However, I ran into a little snag.  The state of New York requires their applicants to have either a GED or a state issued diploma.  I was home schooled my junior and senior years of high school, and the laws were different way back then.  Which means, I have neither.

So at 30 years old, I have signed up to take the GED.  I have 7 weeks left to study.  Yes, study.

I keep hearing that the test is easy, and I’m sure it is, but it has been YEARS since I’ve discussed the finer points of essay writing, worked through algebraic formulas, or paid any attention to dates in history.

So a fall acceptance may not be possible(admissions deadlines passed), but hopefully I’ll be gracing the halls of higher learning institutions with my presence by the beginning of 2010.