Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Penguin Man, Aug 17, 2006.
I'm excited to get back into classes
Hey me too. But this little book cost me a small fortune. It's the smallest CS book I have to date and one of the most expensive. It better kick ass.
I'm also taking
I'm thinking I'm going to be very busy this semester. But school rox!
I start back on Monday, how about u??
I'd like to go back to school... can't afford it yet though.
School rulz! I never knew how much fun it is to pursue a subject that I enjoy as much as I do computers. However, I'm only going to be mildly disappointed when it's time to go back to work.
Yah school on monday for me too! I usually wait till after the first day of class to see what books I should order. Never know when teachers might change the class book on ya
I buy all my books early. Bookstores here have great return policies as long as you have the receipt and haven't marked the book.
computer engineering senior year...!
Senior Design 1
I get all my books from half.com as the bookstores are way to over priced.
Comp Eng huh? I thought about going that route but I'd have to go to the more expensive Unis in my area and I like programming more then the hardware. You like the degree prog so far?
I am currently going to University of Central Florida. It has its up's and down's but ok I guess. Experience is where the learning is really at. Great thing about Comp. Eng. is you learn some CS and then Some Electrical so you get the best of both worlds. I have been leaning more toward the CS since it is a cheaper hobby!
I have a course that uses VHDL in second term. I'm really looking forward to it. I loved my computer organization and architecture course last year.
Yeah I think that's why I like CS much more. Although I really enjoyed my electronics courses, I think I'm just more program minded. I would like to know all the stuff that CEs learn but I don't think I have enough of a desire to pursue any sort of degree in that field.
I just (Spring 06) got out of my digital electronics class. We were supposed to use Quartus II a lot (which can use VHDL) but we ended up using MultiSim a lot more....especially in the lab. I found the syntax of VHDL a little goofy but nothing too difficult. I liked them all but I think I liked MultiSim the most....I mean you can just do sooo much with it.
Yah multisim has a nice product that works in some many different ways. Much Kudos to them.
We use Xilinx FPGA boards and the accomanying VHDL software. I think it should be a cool course.
I don't know if our boards were FPGAs or just CPLDs. It was a very cool course but if you're like me, you should brush up on your into to electronic theory. Here's the actual board we used:
Well I can certainly relate to the issue of not wanting to start at the bottom....I had that since I got my first degree ~10 years earlier and my sucess at work prior to returning to Uni. I had a bit of an ego.
My first semester, I was slightly embarassed to whip out my College Algebra book...hell even sitting through that class with some of the Freshman was a HUGE challenge for me.
But for me, it was the right thing cuz I partied all though my first degree. So I have the paper saying I have the degree but I certianly don't have the skills that go along with it. I've been self conscious of that since entering the workforce so this time around I was determined to address those issues once and for all. It's sersiously been one of the best decisions of my life in more ways then I ever thought possible.