When we last left off, I was writing yesterday’s post. After that, we had some time to continue working on our lit review, and then met with our grad student and professor. While we’re still having some issues with communication(I think each of the five of us has a different idea of what’s happening), we did successfully talk over the in-progress lit review, and got assigned a “mini task” to practice doing visualization. Following the meeting, several of us went to Freddy’s burgers for dinner, which was quite good. They also serve shakes and malts there, so I got a vanilla+salted caramel malt. We took a wandering route back to the apartments, sort of touring the parts of campus we had yet to go to.
This morning was the first grey sky I’ve seen since over a week ago. The clouds looked really interesting, almost bubble-like. When we arrived we did some more C++, and talked about a structure I haven’t seen yet, called “switch,” which is basically a way to have cases instead of a ridiculous number of if statements. Once the class was over, we started brainstorming for the mini-task. Again we ran into some issues with people having different unspoken ideas of what we were supposed to be doing, which they didn’t speak, even sometimes when asked for details, because they thought it was obvious. I wish people could be…blunter? Be less worried about seeming condescending or whatever and just spell it out all the way? It’s fine now, I think we’re on the same page, but it’s getting pretty frustrating that this kind of thing happens. During lunch break we went to pick up checks, which were far away, then had lunch near Fredrickson Court. I got a sandwich which I didn’t love, but other people had burgers and chicken that looked good. We headed back, and now I’m finishing this blog post! Time to work on the project more before another C++ class.