CS371p Spring 2022 Week 12: Relena Lai
- What did you do this past week? This week was very busy for me. I spent hours of it working on Darwin and another project in OS. I got to finish both of them though, hurrah! I did get a chance to eat out at some restaurants a couple of times with my friends which helped relieve some stress.
- What’s in your way? I need to catch up with my OS lectures. I’m a bit behind on my notes. I also need to pack up a lot of my stuff! My room is very messy at the moment, so that’s going to be a bit difficult.
- What will you do next week? Other than watching some recordings, I’d like to get started on my assignments early since I’ll be visiting home this weekend.
- What did you think of Paper 12. Why extends is evil? This was a more intuitive concept to me. I have only studied extends on paper and haven’t used them in actual code before. The reasoning behind it was simple.
- What was your experience of iteration, initializations, and vector? (this question will vary, week to week) The exercises this week were helpful. It’s easy to overthink the implementation, but the actual solutions ended up being very short and straightforward. I liked how exercise 8 extended the previous one and built on top of the code written before.
- What made you happy this week? I recently tried a Szechuan restaurant called House of Three Gorges, and I recommend it. I’ve been missing Szechuan food and in general, Asian food since I don’t eat out much. (And I’m a horrible cook.) If you go, get the Sichuan dry stir-fried chicken!
- What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? My laptop told me recently that my screen time was up 30% from previous weeks… I haven’t used it personally although I’m thinking of it, some of my friends have set up app limits on their phones. You set time limits for any app like social media, and once you reach the limit for usage, the app locks you out. It seems pretty brutal, but it’s still a manageable method.