I haven’t yet named my model axolotl, and maybe she’ll remain unnamed. It’s nice to know that in a matter of 2 days, I was able to gain some amount of proficiency in Maya. In terms of the project, today consisted of a bunch of small fiascos: first, we received a second drone from Dr. Stone, but it didn’t have a battery, so I couldn’t work on programming a swarm. Then, I jammed the battery the wrong way into the drone (shoutout to Kevin, apparently the only person among the four of us strong enough to pull out a jammed battery). We also weren’t even able to start with programming facial recognition into the drone because installing different libraries is murder. Today was very unproductive; it’s starting to look like we’ll have to ramp up things next week to make-up for our lack of progress today.
I also got myself into an academic bind- I’m likely going to be a peer mentor for Northwestern’s Intro to Systems class (which is really cool! And I’m very touched that my teacher thinks I understand the material well enough to be a peer mentor). That being said, I don’t have a thorough understanding of the last lab because I was so preoccupied with this REU stuff. The next two weeks, I’ll be working through the lab so I can be a good peer mentor. Basically, I just gave myself homework for another two weeks 🙁 .
I bought a cake today. Weird how when you’re an adult, you need to stop yourself from making impulsive decisions. I didn’t stop myself this time. I’m currently plotting my next impulsive decision. I hope I enjoy the cake over the next week… I also made a vegetable/pasta casserole to eat over the next week. Cooking is an unenjoyable chore. Cleaning up after cooking is almost as bad.
I currently own three different types of milk (rice, almond, and skim). I don’t understand why I live like this.
I got mangoes! I’m very excited to eat them.