January 1st, 2012
I actually use my "New Years Resolutions" as my plan for the stuff I actually want to get done this year. So, here are my goals for the year!
1.) GET INTO GRAD SCHOOL! I need to apply and finish up the rest of the application materials, such as letters of recommendation, transcripts, and financial aid.
2.) Get my tabletop RPG to a play-testable state. Doesn't have to be polished or finished, just play-testable.
3.) Prepare for moving out. If I'm going off to grad school, I should be prepared to move out, save up some money, and figure out the logistics of supporting myself.
4.) As always, read more books / play more games / watch more anime and movies. For the same reason - I need to expose myself to more story and more references.
5.) Finish the needlefelts started last year, such as the deer, the fox, and the super secret project. XD
6.) Start sewing more, and try out the knitting looms that I got for Christmas.
7.) Catch up more on linguistics research, and create my own linguistic projects (like creating some constructed languages for people, name generators for RPGs, stuff like that)
8.) LEARN PYTHON. Holy crap I need to get started on that!
As you can see, next year is going to be BIG. I'm hoping to move forward on a lot of stuff. However, unfortunately I don't see myself needlefelting much next year, other than getting the previous projects finished. My creative inspiration now has been more towards getting this RPG done, because it's the one project that keeps nagging at me when I'm sitting quietly and thinking about stuff.
Anyway, I hope YOUR 2012 is a big and awesome year for you all too! X3
Current Mood: cheerful
Hi there. I saw your old post on the compling community and noticed that you were thinking of going for an MA in CompLing at SDSU. I'm just finishing up there (all I have is my thesis). Let me know if you have any questions. I actually started a resources page on the Linguistics Student Association at SDSU website (lsa.sdsu.edu) that has a special subcategory for the beginning computational linguist. There's a link to MIT's Intro to Programming (taught with Python) on there and a really awesome Python text. Check it out! Trying to make it easier for people who come after me since, although it's not required to know how to program in SDSU's CL MA program, you're not really taught how to extensively either.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Seriously, I've been hoping to get in contact more with people from SDSU! And that is a great resource, thank you! I plan to go over Python stuff in the summer.