What did you do this past week?
I worked on all the projects I have due next week. I also took a break from answering questions on Piazza daily for the first time since I started TAing due to how much work I had this past week, but I’ll hopefully be picking that back up after this week.
What’s in your way?
My motivation to keep working through this semester just keeps dwindling. Hopefully I can push through to the end of this semester, and hopefully I can find something to drive me through next semester.
What will you do next week?
I’ll be trying to relax over the break, and catching up with my studies over Thanksgiving.
If you read it, what did you think of What Happens to Us Does Not Happen to Most of You?
I’ve already read many stories about the discrimination that’s prevalent in our field. It just reaffirmed my beliefs that something has to be done to stop enabling such behavior, but I’m not smart enough to come up with an effective solution. All I can do for now is to spread awareness and stop the behavior if I see it.
What was your experience of refactoring? (this question will vary, week to week)
I thought the lesson on refactoring was pretty helpful but already somewhat intuitive. A lot of the points mentioned were all things software engineers should know to do, but we just often skip them due to how meticulous some things are. Perhaps it may be worthwhile to have a class to train our bad habits away.
What made you happy this week?
I got to watch a funny movie with my cousin before he went home. It’s called Get Smart, and I would definitely recommend it if anyone want’s a good laugh.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My tip-of-the-week is habit bunching. Something that I’ve found that has given me some more happiness is to have order in my life. Habit bunching is when you pair new habits with existing habits. By doing them consecutively, the connection helps to build new habits, which I think is one of the keys to success and happiness. I think it’s worth trying if you have the time!