A warm welcome from the air conditioned depths of the Castlegar public library. I never could understand why Library has that first R, I can't hear it. Any way. This is a bit of a afternoon quicky. I reviewed a post from the beginning of June in which I was nervous about the challenges facing me prior to my going to BCIT. I am still some what nervous about that project and the big challenges it will put on my plate. But I have been working hard for the last month, I have started to get back the habit of working. I now have, a complete funding application, which is waiting on the civil servant to review it. That was the first hurdle. It came together well, I was told that it was more solid then other applications of the same type that have passed through that office.
I have also solved a bigger challenge, I have gotten a room at BCIT residence. At this point I have a very good shot at getting the funding I need, I have the base of operations I need. The intangibles are also coming along. I have a growing handful of industry contacts with varying degrees of openness, including two open invites to pay the office a visit when I am in town. That number will grow much larger by the time I visit Vancouver in August.
I am chipping away at other things as well, though they are taking longer because they are tougher to learn. I have made some progress in learning HTML, Python and I have focused strongly on Java in the last two weeks. I got a lead on a book Thinking in Java, and Its my aim to work through this book, even if I can hardly do a chapter a day and gain some understanding of the theories governing object oriented programing. Hopefully this will translate well into other areas of computer science and push me forward in the program.