If you’re wondering what the title up above means, it is a Greek term which means it is finished, i know; It felt appropriate. After looking back onto the first week, it is clear to me that I was very unsure on which path i was wanting to head down. We have covered everything imaginable in this class, and if by now some people still don’t think that anything was interesting, may need to think about another field. This course blew my mind with all of the fields it went into. Thinking back from the first week up until now has been a rewarding experience in helping me choose the path i want to go down. Sure, we started off with the basics of binary, but ended up in virtual worlds!
Going into specifics now, hardware. Before this class and my A+ hardware class (In which i was taking both in the same semester), I had always wanted to build my own computer, to be able to sit down and play my favorite MMO and say, i built this. Well, this class made that happen. With some help from Dr.Brown, I was able to find some helpful sites to find parts for my modern day Frankenstein creation. Not to mention I am finally able to tell someone the specs if they ask for it haha.
After hardware, i would have to say, although i am not sure when i will be using this, html was awesome. I had always been curious about how web pages are created, but never curious enough to google it i suppose. Programming is my desired field of interest, however, i can honestly say that back in the days of punch cards, i would probably be uninterested. Dr.Brown’s story of dropping his punch cards still makes me cringe at the thought of losing all of that data. The last really big topic for me in this class is virtual reality. As a kid i have always dreamed about putting on a headset and going into my game and just kicking ass. Alas, we are not there yet, but i can feel it just around the corner, and I am very excited. Virtual worlds for me have always been a great way to escape the real world for a bit and just relax, Hurling around large axes just feels right when you’re pissed off irl.
So, thus far i have just talked about the fields that interested me. Out of the above, my interested has been swayed to coding for video games. All in all i would have to say that this class probably helped me more than i can even realize right now. It has definitely been the most fun out of all my classes, and i hope i use that knowledge for the forces of good.
I wish anyone reading this the best of luck and fortune in your future, or as in my favorite MMO, “May your kills be swift and satisfying.”