smallsteps

Goals are meant to be completed, but without discipline a person can easily lose sight of what he or she wants. Losing sight is quite easy, from wanting to build an empire to sitting on the couch watching TV series. I can’t say I blame you if you want to enjoy Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and many other awesome series. Take in moderation though.

I haven’t been this focused for a long time. I would say that it feels good to have a clear vision of where I want to initially start, to where I want to be at the end of the journey. Those who know me knows how much I’ve struggled, others can just assume. And yet I move forward, because we really need to move forward regardless of what people think of you or me. Cut them off and carry on as you don’t need them, I would say. I find that surrounding myself with positive individuals can actually be incredibly refreshing than the usual sassy crap you get on the internet. Even if you had the greatest bullshit filter at some point you will inevitable fall for bullshit.

Which is quite amusing, because you don’t know you are being treated like crap until someone starts treating you like a human being, and respect you for what you are. Then you know the difference; it’s why I say “cut them off, you don’t need them”.

As for the picture I’m happy to say that I’ve reached a new milestone on the application I’ve been building. I’ll be re-branding it pretty soon. I’m quite happy with the results I’ve been getting from Qt Quick and I feel like I’ve made the right decision to stick with it.

I’m still amazed at how fast and lean(may not be so lean to others) C++ can be under a language with no garbage collector showed me how amazing and painful it can be. Iterating through a numerical array from 1 to 100,000 in less than a second really makes you think, and yes I know, it’s pretty impractical to use that as a measure of speed.

I’ve more or less taken a liking to C++ and I hope to start a career out of it. I may not be the best, but I sure as hell am pretty fast on taking initiative on things that I don’t know.

Although, remember that learning is not linear. You can pour 2-3 hours a day and do all the activities you want. Grinding 12 hours a day is just a recipe to burnt out quickly.

With that said, I have revitalized my interest in programming and creating user-focused applications whether it’s making a intuitive user interface or bringing a competitive product to the table I’ve never felt so prepared, yet I can’t give in to this feeling as you all know programming is pretty big, incredibly big so I can’t just put my glove off and pretend I’m done learning.