A few things to note before I write about what I want to. The tips I gave for getting onto Xbox Live do work, but some times it can be tempermental. If you do sign onto your xbox with everything sorted but it isn’t working, all you have to do is go to the Edit Settings option on your Xbox, change the IP to manual, click OK. It will come back and see it isn’t working, so now just change it back to Automatic and it should work. Has happened to me twice already and this seems to be the quickest fix 🙂
So yer, today I had my first Java lab session. A couple mates had their session on tuesday and the fastest guy in their group did it in about 80 minutes. I was determined today to beat that, and sure enough, I did. My lecturer put me down as 63 minutes (although I think I was faster as I took some time getting connected and waiting for him to talk to me once I had finished) and I can safely say that I am at the moment the fastest Java programmer on my course (out of 90 odd). The exercises were pretty simple and straightforward, but there was increasing difficulty and I can see how it could be hard for people new to Java. I got a round of applause from everyone in the room once my lecturer accounced I had finished and he told me he would put me in the “Hall of Fame”, whatever that is. I’m happy to have made a very good first impression on my lecturer and I’m sure I’m sticking out of the pack already. I know my two other mates are in the same possition as one passed the scholarship challenge, and both finished 2nd in their tuesday session.
Uni life is getting better and better as time goes on. I’m meeting more people and the course is really enjoyable. I can see myself getting a good grade if I keep this commitment up, but that does depend on whether the course will continue to be this good. My bet is, it will.