I received my test from my Machine Learning class; I did as abysmally as I thought (a little bit worse than that, actually). However, there’s still a chance that I’d receive an A in the class… grade inflation is real at Northwestern. I have my systems test tomorrow. I’m actually being kind of chill about it- I’m currently studying, but not with any sort of intensity. Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t be getting an A in the class, so I probably can’t be a peer mentor for it next year.
I have an art history final that involves four pages of writing due next week. I have decided to hate art history and to never take another class of it. I’ve lost all sense of urgency today regarding my finals and grades. That’s a good thing, though. I’ll be able to focus more on my research project, especially since we’re receiving drones on Monday or Tuesday.
Some of the things that I thought were most fun about the systems class: memory translation/looking up things in caches… it’s very systematic. I also like the straightforward nature of structured data/memory alignment. Learning about assembly was mediocre at best, but I do appreciate the step by step way that you have to approach it. I actually wish I could take this class again, just so I could be in class for the last part of it and thoroughly understand memory allocation.
I couldn’t get a bike today, but I will sometime next weekend.
Right now, I’m thinking about the way that I structure group projects and assignments. I think that the way that I handle group work is ultimately too stressful for me, and I don’t even like managing people/overseeing work. But I also hate presenting work that I know could be better.
Well, wish me luck on that final.