Dale Kang: Week of 24 Jan — 30 Jan
- What did you do this past week?
I managed to get in a workout almost every day of the week which made me feel very energized and ready to tackle school. I also ordered a new Rubik’s cube and let me tell you, while it may be one of the nerdiest things I do, the feeling of solving that thing never gets old.
2. What’s in your way?
I will be returning to my apartment in Austin and I am worried that it will be hard to clean it up and prepare the kitchen. I will be going back to being carless and navigating around that will be a challenge for the first week I’m back.
3. What will you do next week?
I aim to finish all my assignments a day before they are due. I’ve never successfully done this for an entire week straight but if I achieve my goal it will reduce a lot of my stress for the week.
4. What did you think of Paper #1: Syllabus?
While I am not a fan of Perusall’s mystifying AI grading, I was able to achieve a perfect score on a paper for the first time. This allowed me to appreciate the assignment’s ability to get me thinking deeper about the reading.
5. What was your experience of assertions and Collatz? (this question will vary, week to week)
These lectures make me confident that the classes will give an academic insight into software engineering. It feels as if Professor Downing is a personal tutor teaching me how to write better programs and providing tips and tricks along the way. Typically classes only teach concepts and leave implementation and optimization largely up to the student. It is refreshing to see those elements of coding taught in a formalized setting.
6. What made you happy this week?
I picked up sweets and bread from my favorite bakery in my hometown, Great Harvest Bread Co. I tried their Asiago Sour bread for the first time and it was delicious. I was happy that I got a lot of enjoyment from trying something new.
7. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My pick of the week is Cabo Bob’s. They have the best burritos I have ever consumed, and I think everyone needs it in their life. I am excited to get one when I get back to Austin.