Week 10 Blog: Kyzer Polzin
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.