So, it’s back to school for the semester– slowly but surely. This semester I’m taking Visual Basic (and setting aside the C# text for the moment). I was quite adept with C++ and Original BASIC, still am, actually, but it’s cool to learn anew.
I’m just a tad “disappointed” with how much Visual Studios does for one. The quotes are because I think the program’s very neat, and I shouldn’t eschew modern convenience, but the thing about coding is I like coding. It’s fun. I like making up logic, and not copy-pasting and drag-and-dropping things all over the place. We’re getting in to some actual coding, but gosh. Hand coding isn’t evil, people!
Speaking of things done by hand– I’ve been getting some extra exercise scything weeds that way. Really, though, I was getting to my yarncrafting. I’d be done with the dress I’ve been dallying over if I hadn’t run out of yarn, again, in the last rows. Next week, though. I gave my Grandma-in-law her house-socks I made for her– but it seems I lost the picture I took before giving them, so… my word is what will have to be taken for their cuteness. I’ve got pictures of the little hat and scarf set that is belatedly making its way south to my cousin’s daughter, but I’ll save SOME of the surprise by not posting them.
In the meantime, I’ve gotten out some of the sock yarn I picked up and am making the cutest “yoga” socks from it. Just started today. I’ve never done the multi-needle-rounds thing before, but I’m looking forward to it.
Back to classes, or “classes,” I’ve gone my own way about going through “The Artist’s Way.” Inspired by Mur Lafferty’s blog and vidcast. After a quick read/listen through, I decided to actually go through week by week. I’m on week 4 now, and that involves a moratorium on “reading” (which I kind of take to mean most “extra” media, but I’m still watching a little TV, listening to a few podcasts, and I bring up IM to talk to and play with people there I don’t see IRL, because that’s like using the phone, and DANG! they can’t ask I don’t do that [I can see that my creative urges have gone far toward the area of justification]). Though I kind of bet I’ll be going through it again, sometime, as a refresher, I think I’m gathering a lot just now. I’ve gathered the strength to get out some manuscripts I’ve known for a while need a serious edit/rewrite/overhaul, if nothing else. A bad first draft doesn’t mean I’m a failure. I think I might want to repeat that a few times.
While I am, I’ll just sign out here and word at you again later, world.