The 2016 spring semester ended on Friday of the last week, and I am at the end of summer intermission. Frankly a week of break is too short I feel. It could have been awesome to have one more week of break(and I promise I don't ask for more.) But still, it has been a wonderful break anyway. Oversleeping, drinking with friends, jogging and weight-lifting, and writing on blog, cycling, ... I have done a lot of activities, met many friends, rested enough to get up and run again. Well, I want more of this time, but summer semester is not too bad; I have some spare time.

I need some time to take a look back the past project. There are going to be countless jewels and golds to be discovered that are buried in the time and memory of the year. How to work with friends, how to brainstorm together, how to decide when ideas diverge, how to deliver ideas, how to deliver opinions, ... I will learn if contemplation is followed. I should make time for it. I should.

  I think I should remain the record of yesterday's contemplation on my future. I was seriously confused about what to focus when studying. My mind said to dive into game design, my brain into game programming, and my dad into AI. My dad's advice was quite recent(after Alphago have won over Se-dol Lee), but consistent and frequent enough to confuse myself on what I should do. Fortunately, yesterday's contemplation made it clear; the area of AI is really really prominent, but if I was going to follow external rewards - or how the area is going to be bright in the future -, I would have been doing something other than programming. External rewards haven't really attracted me much since my early youth, and therefore were not considered at all when I was deciding to go to Korea Game Science High School. The only factor that made me take a step toward programming was the possibility of games as mediums and that programming was the only method to create games. I am going to move to game design in the end, because game design is actually about using games as mediums, but I am going to concentrate on game programming while studying at Digipen. Having an idea is easy and everyone can do that, but convincing it at its raw state is really hard. An idea that is actually implemented and visualized, that actually became visible and tangible, is much more convincing and persuasive. Above this, prototyping proves/disproves the validity of the idea and makes you see what's in it beyond the idea. Also, it is a *safer path for either getting a job or for beginning a start-up, which I will probably do after graduating Digipen.

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  I'm at Soul Food Cafe now. Nothing is too busy here, and that's why I like this place. People pause whatever they were doing, and hear the sound from a singer at the live stage in the main corner. I, also, can't refuse the temptation sometimes. Today, there seems to be nothing happening, but the silence is good in its own way.

  Anyway, I started writing this to figure out what I should do at this place. Yesterday, I finished a physics homework and a half of a statistics homework. Another half of statistics homework I should ask to professor on Monday class. There are two projects to finish by the end of this semester; one is for parallel programming class and the other is statistics class. Both are actually interesting projects to work on to me. For parallel programming project, I have to read a thesis that tries to solve a difficult parallel programming problem and implement it. For statistics, I also need to find a subject related to statistics and implement it into a program. I will probably work on how to utilize random walk in enhancing human-like AI. I don't know the exact technical background of random walk and Markov chain, so I'm excited to learn about them. But should I start one of them today? Today is the last day of spring break. That makes me sad. I was procrastinating a lot, slept a lot. I didn't play fully even a day, and didn't work in a fully dedicated mind even a day. I want to spend a day for me today. Not for the assignments, not for projects, but for myself. I want to look back myself. I want to ask myself "how are you doing?", today.

  Oh, we had a play in stage today?

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