I'm sure I qualify as some sort of freaky example of the futility of humanity and determination in the face of adversity.
I tried to sign up for the July 2009 exam but the website rejected my application. I wonder if they're trying to tell me something. Oh well. To Hell with 'em. Monday's probably good enough for that.
There's a kind of peaceful serenity in this moment. Right now, I know where I stand. I haven't yet begun to study in earnest so I'm not wondering if I'm improving, and I'm not in that purgatory between the exam and the release of results.
I'm going to relax this weekend then get back to my hobby on Monday.
For those of you (us) who didn't pass, we can't give up and let this thing win. I believe the solution lies in getting back to the basics. When I was programming computers for a living I would sometimes get so deep into a problem that I lost my bearings. When I looked up I'd usually find that I'd wandered down a rabbit hole and was trying hard to dig my way back to the surface. When this happened I would erase all the code I'd written since I entered the underworld and reevaluate my plan of attack. Then I'd use the things I learned from that struggle to come at the problem from a different angle. I think this situation calls for some backtracking.
Cheers to all! Best of luck on the July 2009 exam to all of us (mis)adventurers. And to all of those who would encourage me to give up - go bugger yourselves. I don't want, or need, nor am I interested in, your opinions or suggestions. After all, you know what they say about opinions ... (hint: it has something to do with the buggering suggestion.)