[4/5]CS373 Spring 2020: Roger Zhong

What did you do this past week?

I felt like I got a good amount of things done. We worked day and night on the SWE project and turned that in on Tuesday. Overall, I feel pretty good with what we have achieved, especially since we started a little late on establishing a coordinated group effort towards phase 2. I also finished my AI programming assignment and completed a take home Algorithms exam, so that’s two other things off my back as well. I relaxed a bit over the weekend by watching some videos and playing some games.

What’s in your way?

Our group still has a bit to do as far as aesthetics/media goes, so we’ll have to spend this week catching up on that front as well as implementing the features required for phase 3. Other than that, I guess the rest of it is just continuing to get used to the new learning environment and finding ways to not get too bored while at home.

What will you do next week?

I’m planning on making our website more aesthetically appealing and making the presentation of our data a bit more palatable. I’ll also need to catch up on some prerecorded lectures especially since last week as quite hectic. Next week shouldn’t be as busy as last week so, I’ll look for things to fill the time gaps in between my classes.

What was your experience of Test #1b? (this question will vary, week to week)

Test #1b went well. My group was able to figure out every question, albeit with some hiccups along the way. I was a bit disappointed in myself since I kept getting errors that were attributed to either me not reading the question guidelines carefully enough or forgetting something dumb (like the return statement, for example). At least I’m glad there’s a group to help save me from myself this time.

What made you happy this week?

Just making it through this week has made me happy enough. My family is doing well and we have plenty of food and supplies, so that’s good.

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

Gparted is really useful for resizing your drive partitions. This is especially useful when you’re dual booting Linux and you want to allocate more space to root, as an example. Just make sure to boot from a flash drive if you want to change your partitions. (Also back up your data, which I did not do).

Computer Science Student at UT Austin.