CS371p Fall 2021: Week 9

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I had an internship interview, Compilers midterm, and a couple of IM games. I went to the OOP lectures as well.

What’s in your way?

I have the Allocator project and a Compilers project due back to back, so I’m grinding those projects right now. This month has been crazy with school deadlines and recruiting, and it’s been hard finding time to complete everything.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will turn in my projects, start studying for my Algo test, and play in some IM games. I have a retreat this weekend, so I’ll need to get ahead in my classes because I won’t be getting much done over the weekend.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #8: Interface Segregation Principle?

I thought this paper tied in nicely with the series of papers we have been reading over the past couple of weeks. I noticed that they all have the same general theme of separating the responsibilities of classes so that changes to one class don’t affect other classes that are unrelated to the changes.

What was your experience of algorithms and iterators? (this question will vary, week to week)

I can definitely feel the content of this class getting more challenging to grasp. I have found that I need to review the material we learn in class in order to understand it well. And since every lecture builds upon the last, it’s important to stay on track.

What made you happy this week?

My brother and his girlfriend visited my brothers and I in Austin this weekend, and I was able to puppy-sit their Dalmatian puppy. I love being able to catch up with my family and my brothers, so I always cherish time spent with them when I’m away at college.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

If you live off campus and find it a hassle to walk to the GDC or anywhere else on campus for class, I’d recommend getting a BCycle membership. This membership is $12/year and allows you to rent a bike at the BCycle bike racks that are located all around UT campus and the surrounding areas. Biking to class saves a lot of time and effort, and the membership fee comes down to $1/month!

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