Attending the University of Montana I barely have any time to learn things on my own. I really want to learn networking in linux, posix threads, and opengl better but I can't motivate myself when I have so little free time.
In school I am learning mips assembly and computer architecture, C/C++ (its a bit of a rehash for me), Calculus (fun but....), Technical Writing, (good pain in the...),
Thats it just 12 credits.
The problem is I am 36 and was learning more on my own before I decided to go back to school. It is a bit frustrating. It seems the idea of graduating has become very important to me for financial reasons. While I am learning, I am also very tired .
Do you think it's worth the effort? In MT it will be very difficult to find a decent job at my age and level of experience. Ultimately I want to work on open source projects.