CS373 Fall 2020: Jesse Huang

What did you do this past week?

Pretty much all I did was work on projects over the course of the week, but I did have a successful interview last Tuesday that led to an internship offer. I didn’t have a lot of time to start on Darwin because I was reviewing lectures for my computer vision project. I hope I’ll have enough time for Darwin though.

What’s in your way?

I’m pretty much trying to make it past Wednesday when all the projects are due and I can finally take a destressing night. I’m starting my other projects pretty late this time, so it’ll be a bit of a grind but really nothing I’m not used to nor intimidated by (hopefully ><).

What will you do next week?

After finishing the projects and turning them in Wednesday I hope to take ONLY a single day break then get started on the next round, so I can spread out longer breaks in between and do other personal projects as well instead of cramming them into half a week.

If you read it, what did you think of The Interface Segregation Principle?

The paper was a bit confusing as I had to skip a couple of the preceding papers it’s built on, but I could still understand the idea of keeping things separate for better scalability and for the security of sibling classes.

What was your experience of instance methods, class methods, static methods, regular expressions, and relational algebra?

Much of it I’ll have to review but I think regular expressions were something I’ve been putting off for a long time. I feel like after learning them I’ll be able to work much faster to read in input using Python.

What made you happy this week?

I got an internship! I’m excited to work there, and the pressure is off for finding one now, but I might still try and look for what else is out there. I also didn’t go trick or treating, but my roommate was nice enough to get us all a bulk bag of assorted candy that we finished within the day.

What’s your tip-of-the-week?

I’ve been staying up late most nights so my sleep schedule is shifted later, but I’d recommend to anyone trying to deprive themselves of sleep to work on projects that it doesn’t really work — at least in my case. I just sleep my 7–8 hours later in the night or split them into two large naps, and if I don’t I’m too tired to work