What did you do this past week?

Mainly I just studied for the exam, and then I drove back home this weekend for the break. The exam wasn’t that bad, but I’ll elaborate more below. As for the drive back home, we ended up taking the backroads instead of the interstate and it really helped with traffic. In fact, we hardly saw any other cars along the way, which was really peaceful. We didn’t leave until around 6pm, and at around 8pm near Beeville we began seeing some orange flashes across the sky. It was really strange because it didn’t really look like lightning, but as we continued towards Corpus we ended up continuing towards the storm, and saw lightning galloping across the clouds.

What’s in your way?

Nothing much at all, I’m ready to kick back and relax the entire break. So far I haven’t been going to sleep as early as I planned on, so I’m going to try and correct that tonight so I get as much sleep as possible this break.

What will you do next week?

I’ll be going to sleep at around 10pm and working on Project #3 as necessary. Our group has assigned issues to each other which we plan to finish before the end of the break, so hopefully we should be on track to finish the project on time without having to crunch when we get back.

What was your experience of Test #1?

It was pretty easy. I had experience with Python before this class so the in-class content has mainly just been a refresher course. I enjoyed the problems though, and it was nice how four of them were based around the same concept because it made it easier to focus on the implementation instead of the algorithm. HackerRank worked fine, the main issue with the exam was that the wifi was very slow at the beginning as everyone started opening up Piazza to get the link. I don’t know how you’d fix that besides getting a room with better routers or maybe Ethernet ports but that might be a bit of a hassle.

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

My pick of the week is itch.io. It’s a website where people upload their own indie games, and it’s a great place to get inspiration for your own work. They also have a multitude game jams running at any given moment so no matter your skill level it’s easy to jump into a game dev environment you want to learn and just do your best at creating something!

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