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Blog #4

What did you do this past week?

I was really behind on everything since I had a miserable week last week, and I’ve managed to somewhat rebuild my mental state to the point where I can work on assignments. I’m still catching up, but the future doesn’t look as doomed as it was initially. I turned in late projects, and I managed to finish up most of my other minor assignments.

What’s in your way?

I’m still trying to pick myself back up from being an emotional wreck. Sometimes I still fall into a slump from what happened, and there’s a lot of stuff stressing me out like internships and classwork.

What will you do next week?

I’ll be working on my Game Technology project, my Advanced OS project, and fleshing out a project for digital arts and media. Career Fair and FoCS Brunch are also coming up.

What was your experience of exceptions, IDB1, and types? (this question will vary, week to week)

I thought it was a good refresher since exceptions work the same way as they do in Java. I’m excited to work on the upcoming projects since I’ve been working with React throughout the summer for my internship, and I’m curious to see if I’m able to implement a product from start to finish. I’m not too familiar with types in Python, so I learned a lot about how Python works, but I’m still slightly confused how everything in Python is an “objects” but integers and floats are treated as “primitives” initially and transition into objects as they grow large enough. I guess I’m not sure how that would be implemented.

What made you happy this week?

I got to spend some time relaxing with friends and my family. After such a stressful couple weeks, it felt good to relax. I also got back into my workout routine, which really helps with my confidence.

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

My tip of the week is that if you’re running Windows, I would highly suggest dual-booting with Ubuntu. I’ve been struggling endlessly with setups for projects for various classes these couple weeks, and once I dual-booted my computer with Ubuntu, everything went so smoothly. Installing Ubuntu isn’t too difficult, and if you have an old laptop you don’t use anymore, it might be even better to simply just erase everything on it and install Ubuntu.