need suggestions on controlling boredom

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    need suggestions on controlling boredom

    anybody got ideas on how to make console apps not seem so boring...i want to learn to program and i can understand almost everything i've tried to learn it's just that i get so bored with console apps and i quit...then i come back and...quit again. any help would be much apreciated.

    thanks, Rubiks14

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    console apps with windows api
    or move on to directx or opengl if you know the c++ syntax well.

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    that is the thing...i don't really know it all that well...i have "Beginning C++ Game Programming" and i've read like through chap. 3 i just need something that will keep me focused

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    try going through your day, and finding something or think about something random. and then think "hmm...it would be fun to make a program that would do that." or something to that effect. like if a sign said the temp was 32 degrees F but there was a fairly strong wind so you KNOW it felt cooler, then make a program that will calculate the temperature given a certain wind chill and air temp. stuff like that then once you become proficient with programming, you can move on to making 'fun things' such as gui's and programs which use directx and opengl
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    thanx guys...i figured out what i'm gonna do...i'm gonna finish my book and on the way do things like willc0de4food said...then once i become proficient in C++ i'm gonna move onto sdl (because it looks easier then directx/opengl)...and then onto either directx or opengl

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    http://acm.uva.es/problemset/
    Just one of many programming contest sites.

    These are mostly text based (aka console) algorithmic challenges which are easy to score by comparing your output against a known results file.

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    thanx i'll look into that

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    You know, I really like going through my old C++ books and doing the exercises... I find it actually quite fun, and I keep them and set myself the objective of going through the whole book I've done it with like 3 books so far, and am on my fourth. Okay, I've also been using SDL, winsock and DirectX, but I often find the console stuff more fulfilling, in a funny way... I guess because when I do one of those, I have a definite objective, whereas it's hard to find a fun little project to do with DirectX and winsock... once you've exhausted little portscanners etc..

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