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My classes for this semester are Research Methods and Seminar. Apparently “Seminar” means I listen to a whole bunch of presentations on different topics in CS, and that fills me with all sorts of curiosity and interest, and then I go and do my own research project in some area, and then give a big presentation on it at the end. Which means I’ll need a topic.
Today was my final. I think I probably did OK.
Now I have a few weeks vacation until the next one starts. Design Patterns in Java, I already told you that, right? The book is the famous one by the Four Amigos or the Four Horsemen or whatever they are called. And I, being a dork, already have it. I feel like I’m beating the system somehow.
We finally got back the midterm today. I got 117%. As a letter grade, I guess that would be a negative B.
I hoping to actually get an imaginary number as the final grade for the class. Or NaN! NaN would look good on my transcript.
I got a copy of my transcript here at school and it turns out I took a course that I totally forgot about! So I’m 3 credits further ahead than I thought I was.
I guess that’s the good part of being really dumb, sometimes you find out about things you should have known all along, and are pleasantly surprised.
I’m doing homework! RIGHT NOW! Well, actually I just finished.
My class is OK so far. It seems like it will be mostly lecture and some pretty simple homework assignments, no code.
The first assignment is just to see if you remember enough math. The questions ranged in difficulty from “something is going x miles an hour, how far does it get in one hour” what? is this elementary school? …to… “2 to the x is 800, what’s x” ok, took me a little while to remember about logarithms …to… “you have an unfair coin with probability p of getting heads, what’s the chance of getting exactly m heads out of n flips” YO! that one took me a while.