Hello World Revisited

OMG dude! Nev­er thought I’d be back in school. Well, actu­al­ly more like a class (for work of course). Tak­ing it at UCB Exten­sion in Down­town SF. Entire class con­sists of work­ing pros in-or-out of the tech­nol­o­gy field. Besides the three hours of lec­ture and mov­ing Thurs­day bowl­ing-nights to Wednes­days, all is okay… so far.

Our sen­sei works for Siebel. Pret­ty intel­li­gent cat who knows a lot in the tech­no­log­i­cal side of things. He has like three (or more) degrees, or some­thing like that. But yah, pret­ty inter­est­ing class struc­ture. The class is pret­ty much just based on al the home­works. So as long as its done, and done right, you get a good grade. You don’t even have to go to class, return your quizzes and/or do any kind of exams. Pret­ty sweet huh? I wish I had that kind of sys­tem back at UCI, man oh man.

I nev­er thought of actu­al­ly tak­ing an exten­sion class in the field of com­put­ers after grad­u­at­ing. I had a mind­set that if I was gonna go back into the class­room, it’ll be in the field of design/arts. But all is good, I think this class will ben­e­fit me in the long run of being a “New Media Designer/Developer”. Because being some­one that is a “hybrid” (some­one able to do both pro­gram­ming and design) is an asset to com­pa­nies. But not only that, it’s just what I like doing because:

  • I get to use my degree in Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing,
  • and get payed for doing a hob­by, my love for design.

Tight huh? Yah, so it’s only and hour-thir­ty, anoth­er half to go before Jen­nvis picks me up to trav­el down to LA for the week­end. Mean­while, I’m starv­ing and kind of tired because I slept late again—freaking Flickr! I’m so get­ting addict­ed to its com­mu­ni­ty. Not to men­tion, I am begin­ning to get more and more into pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques, per se. I guess it all start­ed with my first ever dig­i­tal cam­era, the Canon Pow­er­shot S200; which I bought after grad­u­at­ing in the sum­mer of ’02. I just love tak­ing spur-of-the-moments/­can­dids, archi­tec­turals, low-lights and recent­ly events/shows. Oh well, I guess “its all rel­a­tive” to how the world has evolved with tech­nol­o­gy on its fore­front.

From my mind to yours, be cool… stay in school.