CS373 Spring 2021: Week 4

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I finished the Collatz project. Coming into this week, my Collatz solution was failing 2/3 of the HackerRank tests, and after an hour or two debugging on Sunday before the Super Bowl, I was able to find the bug that was causing the tests to fail. I spent Monday going over the logistics of the project, like creating the git log and documentation, and submitted the project that night.

What’s in your way?

Currently, with Collatz out of the way, there is nothing major in my way in regard to CS373. I am, however, home in Houston for the weekend and there is supposed to be a Winter storm coming on Sunday/Monday, so driving back to Austin before Monday is going to be rough.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I hope to meet my project team and begin collaborating on possible website ideas for the upcoming projects. I also hope to begin getting more familiar with AWS, React, and SQL.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I had read this paper last semester for Operating Systems, but I still found it very informative in how to get the most out of Pair Programming. I liked how the author presented the “rules” of Pair Programming in a fun and easy-to-understand way and thought that this was a necessary refresher into how to tackle Pair Programming effectively.

What was your experience of types? (this question will vary, week to week)

This is my first semester learning Python, so I thought the lectures on types in Python were very informative. Hearing about the properties of sets, lists, and tuples was a nice refresher, and learning about a frozenset for the first time was pretty cool.

What made you happy this week?

This weekend is the beginning of Chinese New Year, so I drove back to Houston to eat some yummy home cooked food and catch up with family. After a couple weeks of school, it has been nice to relax at home and celebrate the new year. I also had a relatively relaxed week after turning in Collatz, so I was happy to have some time to hang out with my roommates and do some reading (I just started The Kite Runner!). I am also going bouldering at Momentum in Houston tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to that!

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

I’m someone who keeps millions of tabs open on my Chrome browser at a time, which has left my browser super unorganized and chaotic. But thanks to Tik Tok, I recently found that there is a Chrome feature that lets you group related tabs together into a “Group,” which I have found essential in organizing my browser (if this is common knowledge, I am sorry). I have since divided my tabs into different categories, with one for CS373 of course. I can honestly say that this has made my life much easier when trying to find/collapse the tabs I need for certain classes.

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