Two Tests Next Week :(

Get-Chance-and-Luck-TK-tk-angel-beats-32683481-1280-720Ahh I literally just had a test last week in my math class and now he’s giving us another. what a fucking asshole >_> I’ll also be having my first exam in my programming class, it’s on Unix & shell programming… by the way, it’s an advanced c++ class… shell programming for those who don’t know is in my very little experience seeing it is a very effective language to program but has one major drawback, the language is literally gibberish. Now i don’t know exactly how to program on shell since its extremely complicated but I kid you not when I tell you that sometimes it more or less looks like this: ‘[]^[a-z][A-Z]* | \/ \/’. ¬†Now I made that up but like i said, it looks something like that. My math test? man, fuck that. I’m so going to fail it. I’m taking pre calc and the exam will be on trig(sine,cosine, etc.) and a bit of circles. My problem with that class is that the teacher like I mentioned earlier is an asshole, he speeds through the lesson and gives us no time to actually practice in class. Have a question? Feel free to ask it as long as you’re prepared for him to belittle you.

So I’ve been spending some time studying Unix, maybe I at least got a shot in passing that one. Of course I’m going to try to review the pre calc material as well but I’m not expecting anything good on that one. I’ve been debating with myself if I should drop it now and just get a W(withdrawal, bad grade but not as bad as an F) and just taking pre calc again next semester with a better teacher. It’ll be the first time I’ve ever dropped a class but honestly the teacher is trash, absolutely no help whatsoever. I’m basically going there just to waste about an hour and a half of my life.

I Won a Copy of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag!!

 

So many of you might not know but Ubisoft had this little competition (http://uplay.ubi.com/en-US/events/next-gen/gifts) where they were giving away free copies of Assassin’s Creed 4 for both XB1 and PS4, season pass for AC4, or Just Dance 4 for PS4 and XB1. I dropped the Assassin’s Creed series after the third one, I was a huge supporter of both the present day story and the historical story. but after the ending of the 3rd which I won’t spoil for anyone out of respect I had to drop the series. The game that was the supposed ending of the trilogy was just so, so bad and felt like(and most likely was) written at the very last second to continue milking the series. Hell, Revelations the game that was leading up to AC3 had more closure. Now I know that AC4 is apparently the best one in the series but I refuse to buy it, sometimes you just got to say no. But then I hear about this Next-Gen prize thing Ubi was doing.

Now last Saturday was the last day to win a game/or season pass, it was also my first time hearing of this competition from lurking in Neogaf(I was perma banned so I can’t post anymore ūüė¶ ) and the last batch of codes were being given out at 8pm, which was about 20 minutes away so I figured, eh why not give it a shot, I’m kind of feeling that next gen drought anyway. Then boom, I won a copy of AC4 for the PS4! I’ve been waiting for my code for almost a week, I started to doubt I won too but I can see my username on the winner list so that cleared up. Unfortunately since I didn’t get the code yet I highly doubt I’ll be playing it anytime soon even once it arrives since school starts Monday. But, if it gets here tomorrow or Monday I’ll try my best to just blow through it before Monday.

Teacher is a Kill Joy

I start school Monday and my new computer science teacher(whom I still haven’t even met) sent us 3 emails already containing work that will have to be due by our 2nd class meeting. Holy shit what a kill joy, guy has us for 3 months, cant he wait a few more days before he starts dumping us with endless piles of homework? Not to mention students are currently taking finals for winter classes, I highly doubt any of us want homework before class has even begun. ūüė¶ Well, so long vacation, it was good while it lasted.

I Passed My Finals!!

Holy shit, by some twist of fate not only did I pass my finals, but I was also able to pass my classes as well. Got a C in both classes, talk about cutting it close. Well, With that out of the way I won’t have to worry about school till the end of the month since I’ll be on break till then. Gotta have all my fun now that way I don’t have a repeat of the Fall semester during Spring.

My Priorities are Screwed Up

Every time I have school work due on a certain date I do everything but that school work. For example, I have a coding assignment that was due today but due to me (and a bunch of other students in the class) not understanding how to do the freaking code I didn’t get it done, didn’t help that I waited till the last minute to do it. So instead of trying to get it done as soon as possible(ideally tomorrow since its -10% every day its late) I’m here surfing the web & catching up on thesurvivor2299 website(please be real). Even happens with exams as well, I know I should study but I never do, instead I watch tv or some other pointless shit that can wait till I finished my test, which leads to me failing the test. Cause of this I’m having an awful first semester at Brooklyn College, and I’m ashamed of it as well, its not like I’m a full time worker, hell, I’m only taking two classes this semester and I’m STILL failing. I know I can do better, in my other college I was a pretty good student, above average, and I took like 5-6 classes every semester. I’m not expecting a 4 year school to be the same as a 2 year but for god’s sake I shouldn’t be doing this bad. Really gotta get my shit together, especially now since I’m paying for school.¬†

My Experience with Playstation 4

First off let me share how I got my PS4, I didn’t pre-order the system in time so they were all sold out. Thursday, the day before it came out Spike was airing a PlayStation 4 launch event with “jaw dropping” announcements.(spoiler alert: all announcements were pretty lame, also Infamous was quietly delayed to March) After the event I went I logged onto Amazon to check on my ps4 game orders(they had a buy 2 get 1 free deal, I picked up Knack, Killzone and Need for Speed which I’m still waiting on) and then I just went to look up the PS4 just to be saddened that I won’t be getting one anytime soon and to my surprise, they had the system in stock, I couldn’t believe my eyes but I immediately ordered one, if it was an error and it gets cancelled, eh I was expecting that, but if it actually goes through…. happy day! And it did go through, so my ps4 arrived here on Saturday, the day after its launch, and not only did I get the system but I also got the day one edition as well(the one that contains $10 psn credit, 30 day music unlimited trial & 30 day ps+ trial!

Now since I don’t have Amazon Prime & I wasn’t expecting to get a ps4 so soon I didn’t have my games yet, they arrived the following week on Tuesday, so what I mostly played during Saturday to Monday were free to play games, Resogun & revisiting Sound Shapes. I also had Call of Duty Ghost, the free $10 were used to upgrade the ps3 copy to the ps4 version. But, I’m not a fan Call of Duty, it was for my brother, according to him Ghost is the weakest CoD game so he didn’t play it much. The game I ended up playing the most was Warframe and Resogun though. Even after I got my games most of my time still goes to Warframe. I’m pretty sure that game has some kind of story but I have no idea what it is. The reason I play it so much is because it’s practically the only game my friends and I can agree to play together. Hell, sometimes I don’t even know what the objective is, I just keep walking forward, killing aliens and cracking some jokes. Oh, and before I forget, the¬†Dualshock¬†4 is just pure sexy. it only has one flaw, the d-pad isn’t as good as the Vita’s. Personally I think they should have¬†just gave the¬†DS4¬†the exact same one just a bit bigger, but¬†it’s still¬†a good d-pad.¬†Currently the ps4 isn’t in my room(even though I paid for it :P) for two reasons: one, I don’t have a wired connection so I have to use wi-fi, which normally isn’t a problem since everything in my room uses wi-fi but for some reason the wi-fi on the ps4 is just absolute trash. it took more than an hour to download a 350MB file. and two, with the Fall semester almost coming to an end I’ve been receiving a lot of work to do so I have almost no time to play anyway. However when I do have time to play, my brother is normally sleeping so I can’t play the ps4, oh wait! I have a Vita, don’t I?

Let me just say that the internet in my home is pretty crappy & very inconsistent, even when connected via an ethernet cable so your experience might be a lot better than mines, but even with all the issues my internet has remote play works VERY well. Normally I play Knack or Resogun on my Vita before I go to bed and it’s really good. Sometimes I lag which leads to death(especially in Knack since I’m playing it on hard) but like I said, I believe that’s cause of my connection. So back to the ps4 itself, a lot of folks seem to be having hardware problems with their system(especially people who ordered through Amazon, like me) but luckily mines works perfectly fine. There was only one time that I had an issue with the system; no game was starting up, it would just sit in the loading screen so I turned off the system and booted it back up but for some reason I wasn’t getting no display. disconnecting and reconnecting the hdmi didn’t do squat but when I disconnected the entire system and reconnected it was back to its former great self. I’ve had no issues with the hardware since then. The UI for the system is really great as well, so good that I would love to see the Vita get an update that gives it a similar UI as well, as I’ve shared before I’m not a huge fan of the current Vita UI.

Although one thing that I don’t quite understand is the recording feature of the ps4. I’ve tried to use it before but it doesn’t record what I want. I thought that once you press the record button it would automatically save the last 15 minutes of game play, but most of the time it either takes a photo(I have almost 30 random photos on my ps4 already) or it records something really dumb that I didn’t want, the menu of a game or something. But besides that minor issue I’m really enjoying my ps4. The games are great, the system is fast, really I don’t got much negative things to say about this bad boy. I hope if you’re reading this and also have a ps4 you’re enjoying it as much as I am & if you don’t have one I hope you get one soon.