Ordered my textbooks today

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm excited to get back into classes :coold:
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    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.

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    I'm thinking I'm going to be very busy this semester. But school rox!
     
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    I start back on Monday, how about u??
     
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    I'd like to go back to school... can't afford it yet though.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    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.
     
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    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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    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 :squint:
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Cool...whatcha takin?

    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.
     
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    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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    computer engineering senior year...!
    Senior Design 1
    CSD2 (VHDL)

    I get all my books from half.com as the bookstores are way to over priced.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    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?
     
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    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    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.
     
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    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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    Yah multisim has a nice product that works in some many different ways. Much Kudos to them.
     
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    We use Xilinx FPGA boards and the accomanying VHDL software. I think it should be a cool course.
     
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    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:

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    I tried taking a CS class once. I couldn't stand it. I'm too independant a learner to handle that shite, and I didn't like starting at the bottom. Actually, the class used Javascript, HTML and XML as its first languages. Javascript... I was offended. The funny thing is, thats all we do now: Perl/Javascript/HTML/XML. That being said, there is no replacement for the knowledge in them classes, so I went back and read the textbooks on theory and design. Wish I could handle college, but it ain't for me. Here's to 3/4 of a biology degree :(
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    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.
     

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