I really don’t know where the time is going! At least I’m trying to update my blog – I figure that if I can at least attempt to keep updating my sites, then I won’t let years of hard work go down the drain. So I’ve been at school for about a month and a half now, and I’m really enjoying it! I’ve joined the Game Design Club, and even though I know absolutely nothing about games, I’m learning quite a lot. I actually made my first game two weeks ago, and even though it’s pretty simple, I’m really proud of it. I’ll figure out a way to share it with whoever would like to take a look and play it.
So I think I’m going to try and take this blog into a different direction. Rather than blogging about my life (which I may occasionally do, though if you’re really interested in that, then I suggest you follow my twitter account. I feel like as I grow as a coder/developer/programmer/software engineer, I would like to share some of my discoveries, thoughts and ideas about that in my blogs, rather than the fact that I got an awesome gift for my birthday (which I did, btw). So todays blog will be a mix of the two, and then we’ll see how it goes from there.
I guess the reason I decided to write my blog now (as opposed to any other time of the day) was that I went on a mass uploading spree on my photoblog, and finally added some of the pictures that I really love from my summer holiday. There are plenty more pictures to come that I will eventually add up, but I just thought I would share some of these with you for now. You can visit my photoblog at www.picturemenot.com. I’m also still working on updating Just Smile, and have some ideas in the works for that project.
Over the summer, I talked about working on a new project – Affies Me Not, an Affiliate (or blogroll list) Management script. Well, I finished it a while ago, and have it available in Beta mode for anyone interested in testing it out. If you’re an interested developer, there is also an opportunity for you to get involved in the project and try your hand at fixing a bug, or even adding a new feature. For more information about Affies Me Not, check it out at my (desperately needs a facelift) portfolio: www.aashni.me/scripts. I am currently waiting for inspiration to set in for another possible project I want to work on.
Finally, I am in University, and that means I have classes and clubs that I’m involved in. I’m taking part in the Game Design club this year, and have really enjoyed it so far. I learnt how to make a game using a software called Game Maker, and will consider playing around with the program more, and making more of a game soon. The one I’ve made so far is literally a two person game where you shoot at globs, and play for a total of 60 seconds. We shall see how this game development goes…
In other news, the classes I’m taking this year seem to be pretty interesting so far. In my “coding” class, we’re learning how to use C to program, however our first assignment was using Shell Programming (programming in the terminal) to create a student database system. It was interesting, and intense. My other class is about Databases, and we’re learning how to use SQL and make certain SQL queries based on the information that I want. The first assignment was pretty interesting, though its one of those assignments where I could have easily done really well, or really badly in it. Two of my other classes are Linear Algebra and Statistics. They’re required classes for my course unfortunately 🙁 I’m also taking an Economics class, as I do plan on getting a Major in Economics as well – we’ll see how that goes.
Anyway, it’s late (again) and I’m exhausted! Midterms are upon me, with my first midterm being this Monday on Stats. Yay?