2007 has been less than impressive thus far. I could bitch a whole bunch about x, y, and z — but no one cares to listen to incessant bitching unless it’s witty, and unfortunately, I’m just not witty toady. It seems that the more free time I have, the easier it is for me to bitch. So, I’ve decided that for 2007, I’m going to keep myself busy.
And following in that line of thinking, I enrolled in school (again) today. I’ll be starting my Masters degree in the new few weeks. A Master of Information Systems. 30 credits. $18,000. And a little over a year. Definitely doable, and I’m sorta excited to get it done. None of my friends (that I can currently think of) have Master’s degrees. Plus, i figure that I should be doing it now while i have the time before tuition increases and the degree plan changes.
Additionally, in my free time, I’ve been doing tutorials to learn Flex 2. An amazing tool with a lot nice features. However (even tho I’m pursing Information Systems), I’m not a programmer — and several of the tasks in the tutorials have been a little more advanced than what I am accustomed to. I can understand what is happening, but it’s hard for me to wrap my brain around it enough to put it in a light where it would be applicable in another application. I’ll have to study a little more. (Ya know, it’s also hard because the tutorials re-work themselves to show more effective ways of doing something. So they hardcode the data and then three lessons later go back, strip it all out, and rewrite it using custom classes and other stuff. But I’m learning. And that’s good enough for me.
Anyway. Happy (late) new year. Here’s hopin’ it keeps me plenty busy.