AP Computer Science AP test was beyond ridiculous. Especially for me, most of it was CASHEE-level crap. Every time I have to waste hours taking computer-science tests, I always think:
Why did I take this class?
Logically, I could have five-d the AP Test with a week or so of preparation. And instead, I could have taken Physics or something more.. worthwhile.
Though, without APCS, I wouldn’t have gotten a volunteer position at Collegewood. And screwing around during lectures wasn’t bad at all..
It’s annoying how these things work out.
But actually, I DID learn stuff in APCS.
I learned sorting and searching algorithms. Mostly because, I would usually use language-presets.
The FRQ’s about writing huge problems were really daunting.. until you see the actual questions. I’m more open to big programming projects now.
I finally found a programming language that I hate with a passion.
HASHCODING! Even though it’s not part of the curriculum, I should probably credit APCS for introducing me to this amazingly impractical concept!</sarcasm>
WEE! And Adobe Creative Suite 5! How wonderful! The CS5 Trials from adobe.com are just 4GB (for the Master Collection). So, you can burn the entire thing to one standard 4.7G DVD. Awesome right?
Well, the only differences I’ve noticed (from CS4) are that Photoshop’s zoom is smooth now and Dreamweaver’s code-highlighting scheme has different colors.
Yes. DIFFERENT COLORS
Maybe coding in sky-blue function headers instead of navy-blue will increase my programming skills by 26%!
Or, maybe not.
Oh and another thing. I can do PPro/AfterFX on my 64-bit rig because the codecs work!