So, my life has been pretty much the same for a while.
Over Christmas Break I played lots of video games, watched lots of anime, and enjoyed my rest.
Sadly, I made all C's and one F in my first semester of College. This was due to what I've written about before in how I had issues with studying and doing homework.
It was fixed mid-semester, but by then, it was pretty much too late. :|
I'm off to a good start this semester though. Making A's on my homework and being at every class and the like.
I was recommended to take Career Counseling by my advisor just to see if there were any backup majors I might want to consider in case Engineering didn't work out.
They gave me 2 tests which I did online.
One was taking my interests and putting them into categories and choosing the jobs out of each category that best fit what I was interested in.
My top results were Engineering and everything related to that, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Programmer/Network Administrator.
That test is called the Strong Interest Inventory. This was essentially seeing what I wanted to do.
The other test was basically comparing all of my answers and preferences with what people in each field answered to see which one I'd likely enjoy if I were to go into it as a career.
My top results in that were things like being an Artist, Musician, Social Sciences like Psychologists/Psychiatry, Designers, Medical aides, Etc etc.
This test is called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which basically categorizes all my answers into one of 16 possible types.
Mines INFP, Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Perceiving. The only one that is "strong" is the Feeling one as the others are much closer to the middle meaning I'm kind of both.
This was seeing what I would enjoy doing, basically. Most Engineers are ESTJ, which is literally the opposite of mine as Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging.
Anyway, I'm probably going to stick with Engineering for now. I'm not taking any Engineering specific classes this semester, so ... yeah. Just getting all the basics out of the way.
Next semester, I'm going to be taking Intro to Japanese, which will be awesome.
As for gaming, I gave my computer that I'm working on to my Nephew along with my TV that I used as my monitor. There are just SOOOO many good Free 2 Play games out there that I literally had to give it to someone or I wouldn't get any work done.
I've been playing Path of Exile which is an epic DnD/Diablo 2 style ARPG. This is my first venture into this type of game and I gotta say, I enjoy it. Very Dark/Demon's Souls kinda hard (as I play on Hardcore, and that's basically perma-death).
I've also been playing World of Tanks, which is great. I love the systems they have in place. I'm up to Tier 3/4 tanks now and working my way up the USA tree.
Then there's War Thunder, an Aviation version of World of Tanks basically. They will be adding Navy and Army aspects later, so it will be a game that has the entire war style built into it with Tanks, Planes, and Ships. It will be epic if they get it right, and I hope they do. The Aviation part is pretty epic as is though.
Minecraft has been fun as well. I've found a server I prefer. It's called Derpcraft and is a mix of Survival and Creative. Creative in the sense that the admins don't allow griefing and TNT/Creepers don't work as they won't break blocks. Survival in the sense that you must collect all your materials yourself (or get them from other players who have) and ... well ... survive. I'm liking that.
When Summer comes, I'll get a job at my hometown and likely go back to playing my games and watching anime. I'll start saving up to finish my gaming computer (which I will finish, no excuses or exceptions).
Right now, it's still lacking a dedicated GPU. My current plan is to get a GTX 680. Overkill, but not the point.
However, there are rumors of Nvidia releasing a new card based on their professional grade GPU line (Quadros/Tesla) for the enthusiast market called the Titan. I might just buy that instead.
The Titan is rumored to be a Single GPU card that can perform better than the GTX 690. A Dual GPU card. It's price point is supposedly $899.
They are rumors of course, but here's to hoping.
I love coffee. :P
I started drinking it out of necessity last semester due to me staying up all night on Minecraft or Day Z. It was very bitter and I could hardly take it.
Now, I can drink it fine. I suppose it's a "get used to it/acquired taste" type of thing, but it's awesome.
I love that to Bold and Underline the text, I type Ctrl + B then U. Haha.
God has been awesome. :) Like He always is.