Today I had to get a university transcript. You see, friends, yours truly has decided to go back and get some supplemental education at Austin Community College in the matters of Calculus and Computer Science.
You may be thinking: “But Steven, you’re a programmer by trade and you passed two classes of business calculus in college, why go back for those?”
The answer is simple: I’ve forgotten. I don’t know how many arcs or tangents at 90 degrees. I’ve forgotten what a radian is. Similarly, I’ve forgotten the basic advanced guts of C++, memory management, garbage collection.
It’s this forgetfulness which has thwarted my ability to learn some of the higher concepts of computer science. Thus, I’m going back to re-learn my basics. Or, if Plato be believed, to re-re-learn what I already knew.