I cannot post marks of regulated education without posting my rejection towards their supposed meaning.
This transcript is little more than proof that I can accomplish tasks that I intrinsically have no interest in and
intrinsically see no benefit of. This ability amazes me;
however, it is hard to take pride in accomplishing something meaningless.
In addition, this transcript is sad proof that I can waste years of my life accomplishing absolutely nothing.
(Or maybe I am completely wrong. It just dawned on me that another name for this is
the power we all have to accomplish goals due to sheer nature of habit.)
I will divert blame to my immaturity and the constant programming / obligations / expectations of society.
I never questioned taking secondary education; I went because I was programmed to go.
It is common to look at school as a means to achieve "success".
I do not agree with this train of thought.
Schooling has been a barrier to me more than a means of transporting myself towards "success".
I feel school is what you do to make sure you are at least average, and on average,
unfortunately, people do not succeed in achieving their true goals or dreams.
So here is some advice from someone who has had clear dreams every since elementary school and chose to excel in school to achieve those dreams, only to suffer great disappointment:
If you wish for mediocrity, please proceed to educate yourself at the university and/or college of your choosing. If you wish for brilliance, follow your dreams at all personal sacrifices. No one else knows you as well as you do. Not your parents. Not your family. Not your friends. Nobody. People who care about you wish you security and stability. Do not sacrifice your passions to achieve this security. If you want ultimate security, live with your parents for the rest of your life. Get out there and take risks. Do not fear failure. You will regret it if you do not. Your gut feeling tells you what you need to do; listen to it.
I encourage everyone to read
Insult to Intelligence: The Bureaucratic Invasion of Our Classrooms
by Frank Smith.
It gives you a true understanding of what "education" means, and how educational institutions completely miss the point. If you are a student or a teacher or a parent, you will relate. Some teachers may take offense to this book, at first. But please read the whole book before judging! People passionate about helping children and teaching will love this book.
May 1996 - Dean's List
May 1997 - Dean's List
May 1999 - University Scholar
Dean's List = Average in Top 5%, Full Course Load (5.0 Credits)
University Scholar = Overall Average of at Least A-, No Mark Below B- in any Course
Courses and Marks
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 2
COMP 1213 B1
COMP 1223 A2
ASSEMBLY LANG AND COMPUTER ORG
COMP 2013 B1
COMP 2023 B2
DATA STRUCTURES/FILE PROCESS 1
DATA STRUCTURES/FILE PROCESS 2
COMP 2903 X1
COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1
COMP 3553 X1
COMP 3613 X1
COMP 3653 X2
COMP 3703 X2
COMP 3713 X2
OPERATING SYSTEMS 1
COMP 3753 X2
DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1
COMP 3783 X2
COMP 4223 X1
ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
COMP 4983 F0
MATH 1013 A1
INTRODUCTORY CALCULUS 1
MATH 1023 A2
INTRODUCTORY CALCULUS 2
MATH 1323 X2
MATH 1413 B1
SETS, FUNCTIONS AND ALGORITHMS
MATH 1423 B2
GRAPH THEORY & MATRIX ALGEBRA
MATH 2013 A1
CALC OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 1
MATH 2023 X2
CALC OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 2
MATH 2413 X1
NUMERICAL METHODS 1
MATH 2433 X2
PHYS 1013 A1
INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS 1
PHYS 1023 A2
INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS 2
ENGL 1213 D1
ENGL 1223 D2
PHIL 1206 X0
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHYS 1513 X1
ASTRONOMY 1-THE SOLAR SYSTEM
ECON 1013 A1
PHED 1293 A1
PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIVING
GEOL 1013 A1
OUR DYNAMIC EARTH
GEOL 1023 A2
NUTR 1503 X1
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN NUTRITION
NUTR 1513 X2
FOOD AND PEOPLE
COMP 4983 Final Project
My final project was a real-time 3D accelerated graphic demo,
To Be Continued...
It was entirely self taught. It was my first attempt to
program a C/C++ program larger than one hour's work.
It was my first attempt to program a 3D graphics chip,
the 3Dfx Voodoo 2.
It was my first attempt programming a 3D chip directly
via the chips hardware (using Glide),
not going "through" a simplistic 3D graphics API such as DirectX.
It was my frist attempt to incorporate music
(a sound system) within a program. All in all, it turned out well.
(Warning: To run the demo today, unless you have a 3Dfx
Voodoo 2 which you most likely do not,
you must download the demo and a 3Dfx/glide wrapper,
both links found next to each other on
To Be Continued...'s