Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

2 Articles from January 2005

  1. My school is closing. Again.

    This isn't the first time. In Grade 7, my elementary school closed, so I went to my present school (which is a 7-12 school) for Grade 8. That turned out to be a blessing in disguised, I quite like my present school. Due to the mismanagement of the Ontario government with education funding, and an unfortunate decision on the part of my city's board of education, my school has been slated for closure at the end of the school year. That's it, a done deal, goodbye. So that means I need to find another school to complete my last two years of high school. My first alternative happens to be across the city, but I really wouldn't mind busing every day if it was necessary. Unfortunately, it is slated for closure in June 2007--that happens to be the year I graduate, so I'm not extremely worried, but little do I know that the board might try to close it earlier, to 'save money' or something like that. I can see their reasoning, but I don't have to like it.

    Well . . . as Ghanima says in Children of Dune: "One door closes, but another door opens. And behind…

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  2. Excuse me while I orient my object

    I was bored again . . . a few days ago I downloaded a C/C++ compiler called Dev-C++ and I'm going to start learning C++, with the eventual goal of making cool text-based games. But everyone has to start somewhere.

    Luckily my PHP experience is paying off, a lot of the stuff such as looping, conditions, all that heavy stuff is already known to me. The only really new concept is OOP—which isn't new, just difficult. PHP has an OOP component, but I've never been able to fully grasp the concept. It's integral to C++, so hopefully I'll figure it out.