Programmer & Quiet Person

new years goals

The idea of waiting til the end of the year to set goals seems silly to me. These are things that I’ve been doing regardless, tho I figured it’d probably be a nice look into what I’ve been up to lately for those curious.

  • finish reading all of my books (4 / 10)
  • finish remaining console games (6 / 7)
  • practice drawing
  • practice making music
  • practice animating & general pixel art
  • work out
  • eat healthier (no fast food, no candy)
  • less social media (YouTube/Netflix)
  • make more things, code, whatever

Just to be clear on some of the goals, I generally don’t eat fast food as is, but I just mean a diet or food plan more tailored to my body. Instead of whatever is nearest. Continue

Q&A 004

What have I been up to?

Mostly working. I’ve had lots of long hours and restless nights in the last… almost year? Holy shit.

I’ve had a lot of things happen. I would be lying if I said most of it was good. I struggled for a good bit of this year. I’d honestly say the majority of it. I’d say the most important thing I’ve learned this year is to take focus in life balance. I’ve been working long hours, whether at home or work, only to find myself burned out at the end of any stint. To say the least it’s draining to get caught up in the rat race that is everyday life. While there is comfort in the everyday routine I’m finding more and more that time slips away if you don’t pay attention. Continue

Q&A 003

I promise, I’m not dead. I’ll start this Q & A off with acknowledging that I’ve been relatively silent when it comes to the internet/social media recently. I’ve started a new job at a local towing company. It’s really a great learning experience for me. I still write code daily, I just don’t have consistent enough internet right now to stream on. Note: I’ll be sorting that problem out shortly, and intend on streaming at least somewhat regularly.

I’ve moved from my desktop to a laptop, as my life has changed a good bit in the past 2 months. I’ve moved house, got a job, and feel like I have a better outlook on life in general. I’m staying busy, which helps keep me motivated even outside of work. Continue

Q&A 002

I’ve received a new batch of questions and I’ll be answering them here! If you’re here from the stream, I’m sorry but it’s not you, I just am not a robot that is super great at repeating things. I didn’t really think I would get to this point, but the community has grown significantly faster than anticipated. It’s really kind of amazing.

What books should I use to learn programming in C

From my experience I used these books. You can find them throughout the internet or in person.

The C Programming Language – By Brian W. Kernighan & Dennis M. Ritchie

This book is one of the most prevalent books for programming. It’s relatively easy to come across in local libraries and or college campus libraries. Continue