Its week 3 and so far, the term has been going well, though I’m definitely starting to feel the pressure when it comes to my assignments now. I still find that doing class entirely online makes it harder for me to focus, I definitely felt like I learned better when I was in physical classes, but my health and the health of my classmates is much more important than my frustrations at online zoom classes. I do wonder how long this kind of learning will be the norm. Will we have some kind of vaccine or treatment anytime soon?
For our capstone project this week we finished writing our Problem Statement for the project, which wasn’t too hard at least. It’s a nice feeling to be able to use the work we had already done on our individual projects and just combine our documents to make a cohesive plan. Thankfully we were all on the same page so it went smoothly, and we got it done quickly and submitted. The individual assignment felt a bit tougher, since it felt like there were less guidelines on how to write the requirements document. I tend to get lost a little bit when an assignment or project is super open-ended, but I managed to pull it together. Hopefully my work will be up to snuff. The technology Review next week seems like its going to be rather involve so I plan to try and get a head start on it if I can (and if my friends don’t keep trying to pull away) and knock it out quickly.
My other classes are going smoothly at least, I’m rather enjoying learning about OpenGL in Professor Bailey’s course. I’d like to look into doing some learning with Blender on the side since 3D modeling seems like a fun (if sometimes tedious) skill to learn. I’ve always wanted to make my own Mario 64 rom-hack or some kind of game with 3d models, so I’d need to get started somewhere!