Week 10 Blog: Kyzer Polzin

  1. What did you do this past week? This past week I grinded out the allocator project and also worked on assignments in my other classes. I also played a couple of IM games and tried to let my body heal from a strained muscle in my back.
  2. What’s in your way? I’ve just been feeling slightly overwhelmed lately. We are nearing the tail-end of the semester and I feel like this is the prime time for getting bogged down on assignments and projects in nearly every class.
  3. What will you do next week? I am going to try and find a partner for p4 and get an early start on that. My last partner and I waited a little too late to make progress on the last one and that led to a lot of last minute stress trying to finish that. Luckily, we were able to get a working solution that met all the requirements the day it was due.
  4. What did you think of Paper 10. Why getter and setter methods are evil? I liked the concept. I especially enjoyed how it went into detail into the alternative design decisions to avoid getters and setters. I think this paper will be helpful in our next assignment, especially since design is so important in it and we are barred from using getter and setter methods.
  5. What was your experience of std::vector, std::deque, std::list, and std::stack? I enjoyed this lecture. I really liked how emphasis was placed on using internal structures instead of inheritance to avoid giving too much functionality to new data structures. I also enjoyed our analysis of common adding/removing operations from each structure.
  6. What made you happy this week? I went out to dinner with some friends last night and it was just a great way to start the weekend. I also made a plan to go skiing later this month before the ski season is over.
  7. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? I recommend Apple Fitness+. Lately, I’ve been using it to follow some yoga exercises to help me unwind, rehab my body, and get some light exercise in the mornings. I find that starting the day off with a light physical activity such as yoga or an outdoor walk makes me exponentially more productive.

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Current CS student at UT Austin sharing my journey

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Kyzer Polzin

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Current CS student at UT Austin sharing my journey

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