CS373 Fall 2020: Jesse Huang

Blog # 11

What did you do this past week?

I finished helping out on the website project, but most of what we had to do we paced pretty well. After Thursday when most all of the projects were done I binged tv and games for the first time in a while, but it’s time to get back in!

What’s in your way?

I have a new computer vision project that I’m also worried about again as the concepts are usually hard for me to understand and I have to replay lectures a couple of times to understand. Hopefully, I’ll distribute my time better this time so I won’t feel rushed.

What will you do next week?

I’m planning to apply a little bit for more interviews hopefully before I accept an offer, but I’ll probably mainly just focus on projects again and catching up on lectures. On the weekend I hope to make Ratatouille which the French have a bone to pick with because to them it is Tien or something I dunno.

If you read it, what did you think of The Dependency Inversion Principle?

This definitely made sense in the context of our darwin project in how to avoid those huge switch-case statements and how abstract classes provide flexibility and scalability.

What was your experience of relational algebra in Python?

A couple job interviews unexpectedly expected me to know SQL, so I’m finally happy to be learning it instead of just knowing the Hello World equivalent. Otherwise I really like the ability of Python to break down all these operations into intuitive single liners.

What made you happy this week?

A very very nice lull in the project cycle. I also made omurice like the one popular guy in Japan on Youtube where he cuts the pocket of egg and it splits over the rice.

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

I’ve recently read about slow programming which is the idea of taking time to learn the foundations and ins and outs of a language to create more dynamic solutions in contrast to copying tutorials and frameworks and filling in the blanks with whatever produces the outcome you want. It’s pretty much what we learn during lecture, and it should help as a sort of invest now for more later kind of idea.