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Summer 2022 Goals

I think I’ll take it a bit easier on myself this summer. There are so many things I want to get done, so I’ll do my best.

Japanese

Read a book every month

Starting in July I’d like to start reading one book a month. I have some books in mind but I also want to give myself a challenge. I don’t plan on reading web novels. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish that in a month. I want to know what happens next in the ones I was reading so I’ll read those at my pace.

Beat Kingdom Hearts in Japanese

I finally got my copy of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been playing it on my old account so I don’t get trophies on my new one. But as soon as tomorrow gets here. I’m definitely playing it.

And considering I basically made my own game script for the game I should be fine. Just wish I knew game scripts were a thing when I was doing that project (-_-;).

Finish Reading Kanji de Manga: Yojijukugo

四字熟語 are 4-compound kanji words. I like word play and would like to know more of these. Maybe I’ll make a sentence for each one and put it on the blog.

On another note I don’t think I’ll read an article a day this time. Sometimes I forget and end up having to read 2 or 3 articles at once. I still read them from time to time since they are helpful. Speaking of articles I think I’ll start translating one article a month for now.

Programming

Complete Unreal Engine 5 Course on Game Dev

Gamedev.tv has a some great courses and I bought some of them on Humble Bundle. We are finally getting into next gen gaming with Unreal Engine 5, so it is best to jump on this course as soon as possible.

But first, I want to get my bearings with C++. Then I’ll take the Unreal Engine 5 course.

Complete JavaScript on Free Code Camp

I completed the Web Design course on freeCodeCamp.org but they have plenty more courses I can take. So I’ll be taking on JavaScript next.

I’ll also be tackling Python on there, but it doesn’t look like it will be like the Web Design and JS courses. Just want to go at my own pace with Python. They also have one on machine learning, but I’ll see if I can get the others done before going into that.

Finish Python Crash Course Book

I know a bit of Python thanks to this book. However, I’m a little rusty so I’ll be starting from scratch. I already got PyCharm set up and ready to go. Wonder if I can make some games on this too. We’ll see but first I have to finish this book.

Shogi

Solve 5-move Tsume Puzzles

I don’t have anything extravagant for shogi this time. There’s about 63 puzzles that I can solve in my Tsume Shogi Book. I think that is enough to get me through the summer.

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3 thoughts on “Summer 2022 Goals

  1. I understand the pain of trying to set goals for multiple things at the same time. Even an initial dedication of 20 minutes per goal adds up to 2-3 hours per day.

    Having started with Pascal, C++ and Java, I use Python almost exclusively now. Highly recommend “Automate the Boring Stuff with Python”. It’s free online. And if you can afford it, codecademy’s Python 3 and intermediate Python 3 course. I find it much easier after I knew what I can do with Python’s core library than having to search for a pip solution in some random stack overflow thread.

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    1. Thanks for tips Mathew.

      Compared to what I did in the Spring I think 20 or 30 minutes would be a good idea going forward.
      I have to agree. Python is very handy. I bought a humble bundle for python a couple years back and “Automate the Boring Stuff with Python” was in there. Do you recommend that instead of the “Python Crash Course” book?

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      1. I’m not familiar with the “Crash Course” book, but I like the “Automate the boring stuff” because it has a lot of practical applications that you can build and refer.

        Since you are also doing web, I also recommend the Django Girls guide. It will be a good way to practice Python to build websites.

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