C++ Mid-semester test aftermath

Oh, and for everyone that has been waiting with bated breath to hear how I
did on my C++ test (yeah, all three of you), I think I did okay, but then
I’m an optimist. Unlike some people who always say that they didn’t do too
good (even though they did) because they don’t want brag, I always say
that I did pretty good, even though I maybe just barely scrape through. I
read a psychology paper some time ago that suggests that people who
consistently overestimate themselves are actually less intelligent than
people who underestimate themselves. This is because they don’t have the
correct frame of reference or something. Hmm…does this mean I’m dumb? =D

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Only in CSE3510…

do you get marks deducted for doing something extra. Hmph. Oh well, the
assignment specs did say to follow everything to the T, but the fields
didn’t make much sense to me so I added in something extra. For that I got
a -1 UNWANTED SCREENS AND ACTIVITIES and -1 Additional fields in ????? ???
(unintelligible). I don’t blame the lecturer though, coz he DID say to
follow the specs. But that doesn’t mean I can’t rant a bit. :).

The comments read:

1. Additional Fields in ???? ???

2. Incorrect Layout of Cards



And I did have a print facility too, and what’s more its documented in the
User Manual. OK, enough of my bitching. Just felt that I deserved more
than an 8/12. Oh well.

Beautiful Day

It’s a bright and breezy day today, perfect for studying. I can’t seem to
take a good photo of the sky though, for some reason, it doesn’t look as
bright as it does in real life. Oh well, my webcam is not the best device
to take photos anyway. I managed to get some breakfast and coffee from the
dining hall and I’m all ready to hit the books with my big bottle of OJ
and Allen’s Party Mix – the confectionary of champions! Or
something…that could just be the coffee talking.


Sad looking toasted sandwich              
Allen’s Party Mix Hand-cam!

C++ Interview

Just came back from my C++ interview, and I think I passed. Word out to
Vivek Asthana (my CSE3400 tutor) for being a cool guy. I’m going to sleep
soon, didn’t get much sleep last night in a vain effort to read up on my
C++. I had to do some Creative Bullshitting (CB) and Pulled Facts Straight
Out of My Ass (PFSOoMA) during the interview. Heh. Now I’m going to hit
the sack and wake up later to study for my C++ test tomorrow. Constrained
Genericity, Orthodox Canonical Forms, Dynamic Binding…oh my.




Four down, three to go. I have to say that Vanity is the best one so far.
It has little silvery balls embedded into the outer crust and the ice
cream is champagne flavored. If you only get one of the sins, let it be
this one. Yeah, I know I sound like I’m on Streets payroll. πŸ™‚

Being a vegetarian must suck

Woke up at around 10 am this morning and decided to get something to eat
from the dining room. There is some kind of LAN going in the function hall
with an Ausgamers banner. Anyway, I got two vegetable burritos and an
orange juice. Now, normally the burritos that the dining room has is
really tasty so I was looking forward to eating it. I have to say that the
vegetarian kind is nothing to write home about. I had mistakenly assumed
that the vegetarian kind tastes the same as the normal kind but as they
say, when you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME. I’m feeling queasy
now…the burritos was absolutely saturated with onions! The raw kind! The
dining hall must own stock in onion farming companies.

The bane of my existence

Webcam not working

OK, if anyone hasn’t figured it out by now, the webcam is not working. I’m
behind a really restrictive proxy so I don’t have direct FTP access. I do
have full access via my Unix account, but to automate my webcam, I need to
write a shell script, and I don’t have time to do that now. I’m swamped
with assignments and I have a test to study for too. I will get it up and
working by next weekend the latest. Anyway, I’ve decided that I’ve lived in
darkness for long enough, which was why I got a table lamp just now. My
room lamp is broken, and two trips by the electrician isn’t enough to fix
it. Apparently the bulb shorts out in a couple of minutes. I don’t know
what’s going on with that, but I’m not going to live in darkness one more
day. Its depressing. My lotus lamp casts a nice purple glow doesn’t it?

Let there be light

Just came back from Barning’s (Edit: I’ve been told it’s Bunnings) Warehouse with Adrian. Got myself a nifty
lotus shaped table lamp. I had to get one of those little E14 40 watt
bulbs to go with it. On hindsight, I wished I had gotten the 25 watts one
coz 40 watts is too bright. I can’t even look at the lamp without seeing
one of those worm like things in my eyes. I’m sure that’s a prelude to
burning my retinas. Anyway, I also got myself an axe. Yes, an axe. No, I
don’t know what I’m going to use it for but its just so tempting. Its only
A$2.95. Mmm, I could do serious bodily harm with this baby.

Listening to: Korn – Untouchables

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