By Steelig on May 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM
Right before heading to bed and thinking about the wonders of Norwegian exam tomorrow, I can tell you about a recent talk I had with my (older) brother. I was depressed because I was as far into education as last year in high school and I didn't know what I'm going to do after university. I had no plan, only that I was going for five years in computer science. What profession should I aim for? What am I really passionate about in this field? My biggest fear right now is losing the passions I currently hold (this includes math, physics, programming, even MLP and Pokémon). What if I go four-five years in computer science and just lose my knack for it? What should I do then? My brother told me that right now I have all the time in the world to decide that. Many people don't even know what they want to do after high school, even when they're in their last year. They don't know if they should go with the military, air force or university/college, and if they want to go for higher education, they often don't know what they want to study. Just the fact that I have academical passions and pursuits gets me a long way on the road to a profession. That talk made me ease up a bit on my plans for my future. The future is unpredictable, especially as far as five years. Then there's this; I've also been rather intrigued by the thought of becoming a professor at NTNU. I've helped several of my classmates with math and physics, and they've told me I'm a good teacher. That's another passion of mine I've recently discovered; teaching others the fields I'm passionate about. Of course, just having a knack for these fields doesn't mean I'm good at the pedagogics. My father found an interesting advertisement for a company that seeks out first year university students as tutors for 1st - 13th graders. These tutors would have the curricula fresh in their memories and they'd be closer to the pupils' age than their teachers, which might make them feel more comfortable in informal situations. My father thought me being a tutor as a part time job would be a pretty good experience, and it pays rather well (according to him, I have no perspective on economics myself...). I'll definitely want one, two or three high school students. I need them to have a certain maturity to able to work with them. Maybe two hours a day, two days a week would be good as a little side project to my university studies. That's at least what I'm currently thinking and I'll certainly check it out again later.
By DAEGON1 on May 29, 2016 at 11:26 AM
It's not a bother, bro. >you are literally Anon-pone >green coat, no mane, no eyes. Man, if I knew I looked like that I would have gone with a question mark cutie mark :P Also, I didn't have eyes this whole time!? (You already answered that through steam). >"Nah, it's not THAT strange. We will fix your cutie mark very soon. And as for your watch... Hopefully we will also remove that not too far into the future. Overall, you look okay..." No mention to my lack of eyes, Sunny? >Aaand...there is something strangely appealing about your lack of mane..." She's into that? *shaves head IRL* And I liked all the awkwardness between us after she rubbed my head. Very cute. In regards to the choices: Sunset IS being silly. NOTHING is going to happen to her. The only thing that will is that she'll make a fool of herself. I'd like to spare her from that... BUT if I choose the other one she might remember that I said that I'll always be at her side, which I will, and would give me some BF points, right? So, I guess I choose the 2nd one? This one was a bit tricky...
By Steelig on May 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM
My mindset is a bit like this right now: I've got all these obligatory subjects that I do fine in, but I only ace the subjects I chose out of interest, and I'll be going to study what I'm interested in at university, which will probably make me more motivated to prepare myself for exams. I don't think I'll steamroll through university, but I do think I'll have more fun studying what I want and having a more flexible time schedule as I've heard most lectures aren't obligatory. Of course, I'll go to as many as I can. I can enjoy discussing the lectures with the professor, someone who has specialised in the field and can bring up rather interesting points, especially regarding extreme situations (I guess these mostly apply to physics, though). And yes, I'm aiming for computer science. I've taken an interest in programming, but I don't have much more specifics regarding my ambitions at the moment. Computer science is a very broad field, but the first two or three years are pretty similar for several of the IT courses at NTNU, so I still have some time to decide on what I want to specialise myself in further. I initally wanted to learn about programming because I wanted to make video games myself. With the years I've come to realise the video game industry is a rather risky one as the main mean of income, and as such I abandoned the idea of having video game designer as my main ambition for a profession. Still, I got intrigued by how much you can do with programming and there's a high demand for IT savvy people nowadays. It seems like a safe bet to get an education in the IT department.
By Steelig on May 27, 2016 at 6:43 AM
Ah, so they're called compound words. You know, whenever I need to look up terms in English to proceed with a conversation, I get a tad frustrated that I didn't already know about it, but I also get even more intrigued with the area of research. | My IT course has been about programming in ActionScript 3.0, in other words, I've spent the last school year learning how to use Flash. It's dying, there's no reason to continue teaching it. It's not like we're making huge projects with it either. Besides, you can't really do all that much in the five hours you get on the exam day. There were three tasks. Task one was about implementing buttons, videos and a short question for a primitive quiz. Task two was about making a more robust quiz about languages, even. It was supposed to be able to easily implement several languages and more questions if we wanted to later, but for the task I would only make a simple quiz for English. Task three was about creating a program for booking a hotel. The user would be able to choose a city, a hotel in the chosen city, how many double rooms, single rooms and whether or not the user would want a "culture pass" for cultural activities. I used a combobox for the choice of hotell, numeric steppers for the amount of double and single rooms and a checkbox for the culture pass. I also made a menu for the choice of city so the choice of hotels wouldn't be mixed up with the city. This also made it easier to implement more cities if I would want to expand the program. I did more as well of course, but this gives you an idea of what the exam was about. I'm more excited about learning, say, C++ or Java once I get into university. Only three exams left of high school now! \o/
By Steelig on May 25, 2016 at 12:32 PM
>longest word in your language | That's rather difficult for me to find in Norwegian, actually. We like to join descriptive words with what they describe. Example, "car seller" in Norwegian is "bilselger", which consists of "bil" (car) and "selger" (seller). An example of a pretty long word is "minoritetsladningsbærerdiffusjonskoeffisientmålingsapparatur". It means "(a) device for measuring the distance between particles in crystals" and it's heavily physics oriented. In theory, we can make a word as long as we want it to be. Here's another example, let's look at "menneskerettighetsorganisasjonene", which means "the human rights organisations". We can add a word to it, like "menneskerettighetsorganisasjonssektretæren" (the secretary of a human rights organisation), and we can go on with "menneskerettighetsorganisasjonssekretærkurset" (the course for secretaries working for human rights organisations), or even "menneskerettighetsorganisasjonssekretærkursmateriellet" (the material for a course for secretaries working for human rights organisations). You just have to be a wee bit creative to extend it even further (or any other word for that matter). I was thinking we could try to describe certain quirks about our respective languages, like what I just did in this message or when I described the different "sh" sounds we have. | BTW, sorry for taking such a long time to respond. I used Monday to prepare for IT exam yesterday and I was just dead tired most of today. >.>' (Seriously, I did not expect the IT exam to be so stressful and so exhausting afterwards...)
By DAEGON1 on May 23, 2016 at 8:40 PM
>yet, it feels like an eternity (i'm being meta af here, m8) Yeah, I can tell. >"It's not so bad... Thanks Sunset, I actually adore It" Yeah I would actually think it's cute, probably. > >"I guess so. But hey, good news too, Anon: The spell only lasts four hours. That's not the only thing that'll last for four hours, baby. >"No. That you tried. That you care. That you actually took the effort to fulfill my request. That you pointed out my lack of cutie mark in the first place..." 2smooth4me. So, yeah, cute, fun part. Could you remind me what I look like? Colors and such?
By Steelig on May 22, 2016 at 10:08 AM
Yeah, they're wafers. It's called "kjeks" in Norwegian, BTW. The "kj" combination becomes a kind of "sh" sound in English... kinda. We've got two different kinds of "sh" sounds in Norwegian. One for "sj" and "skj" and another for "kj", "ky", "ki" and "tj". The "ki" and "ky" are rather special. Only the k gets the "sh" sound, while we pronounce the i or y following, so it's a bit like "shi" and "sh-y". The "sj" sound is created by having your tongue be in between your upper and lower teeth while making the "sh" sound. The "kj" sound is created by having your tongue below your lower teeth while making the "sh" sound. | >I guess you could try me, but I can't promise I won't sound dumb, or that I can respond very consistently :O | Just you being interested in differences between languages is plenty enough. Wait, is this an attempt at making me have low expectations before you completely mind blow me with Hungarian peculiarities? ;P
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