Today I met with my advisor for my CS Department “Exit Interview”. It was kinda bizarre; he mostly asked me questions about what I thought was good in the program, what I thought wasn’t. I got a neat little pocket knife on the way out that says “RIT Department of Computer Science” printed on it. Afterwards, I got my calc exam back today… I didn’t do wonderfully, but I didn’t completely tank it either. I still need to work really hard in order to pass the course, however.
I was feeling kinda burned out today, so I sat down to watch The Filth and the Fury after dinner. It is a documentary on the Sex Pistols, and I was fairly certain that My Roommate, Jon Parise wouldn’t want to watch it (mostly because he said so). So while he was teaching his lab, I popped it in. I am a sucker for documentaries, and ones on music, it was pretty good. It gave a good idea of the genesis of the band, and the punk movement in general. There was a second documentary on the disc about the Punk scene in general, which was interesting as well.
I love when I am paining to shoehorn a solution into code when a better one just goes ‘Hey… Over Here!’. I wouldn’t say I am done, but I just thought of a way-better way to handle the inode indirection in our OS. I am going to be able to consolidate my hacks into a single location as opposed to scattered in a bunch of different places.
I guess that pretty much defines everything I love about Computer Science. To me, Computer Science is not about programming… Programming is the vehicle that allows me to solve problems. It allows me to express the solutions, and it is a vitally important part of the process, but when it comes down to it, it is all about the problems.
I took the Stat test today…. Pretty sure I did OK on it, but I probably would have done better if I wasn’t so sick. I had a wicked sinus headache before, so I took some DayQuil, which made me a little spacy…
I am now in the Computer Science labs waiting for a team meeting for our Operating Systems II project.
Still anxious about the interview tomorrow. I am going to be brushing up on all the sticky stuff in C and C++ tonight. I don’t expect any hardcore tech questions over the phone (I would expect that to be saved for the in-person), but it’s always good to be prepared.
I don’t know what that subject means, but it made me laugh for damn-near 10 minutes a short while ago.
I got a note from my department telling me that my advisor was now Jim Vallino. No shit. He has been my advisor for at least 2 years now.
I’m sure glad they reminded me, because I am obviously an incompetant idiot….. :)