CS 373: Week 2

What did you do this past week?

I got started on the Collatz assignment. Or at least, I tried. It was sort of demoralizing to hit a roadblock so early into the assignment. Turns out all I had to do was ./TestCollatz.py or use Python3 to get the tests running instead of using python TestCollatz.py .

What’s in your way?

Right now, I need to look up how to use Docker and run tests on Travis CI. It feels like I am spending a lot of time looking up small things like git commands.

What will you do next week?

  1. Read, read, read! It sure is easy to put off the readings for a “little later” that turns to never.
  2. Go to office hours if I haven’t figured out how to use Docker and Travis CI.
  3. Write good tests for the assignment. There’s a lot to consider when writing test cases.
  4. Finish the assignment! Duh.
  5. Stretch goal: prepare for and attend the McCombs and/or Engineering Expo.

What’s my experience of the class?

I got a 0 on my attendance quiz Wednesday. I wasted a lot of time on the first question and end up guessing (incorrectly) and thought the second question was a trick question (it wasn’t). Discouraging to essentially get no credit for being in class, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. Just gotta be more prepared.

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

The College of Fine Arts here at UT recently opened up a makerspace called The Foundry that is open to all students and faculty members. One of the areas is aimed towards Gaming and Video making. You can even rent out a GoPro!

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