Teandre made the wonderfully astute observation that my outfit today looked like Sailor Mars’. She also looks as mad as I often am. It’s a good vibe. Tee also said he liked my hat. I’m currently plotting more outfits to wear with that hat. Stephen gave me a magazine about events happening in Ames. I think it’s nice that he wants me to like this city. I really wish that the corn had grown by now. It’s disappointing to arrive to Iowa and to not see grown corn fields.
We have a better outline for the paper and a methods to our experiment. Tom really helped with clarifying our experimental goals today. We need to alter our experimental methods a bit and write a pre-survey/post-survey for the participants in the experiment. Of course, we also need to understand how these drones are connected, and how they manage data streaming. I talked to Vijay and Paul about the network stuff, but I still don’t know what I’m doing. I guess that’s just research ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
For the deeper dive, we spent some time today looking at the last of the shader examples (didn’t do shader optimizations, but the basic concept seems to be use less precise types if you don’t need precision…). We’re making an app for the C6 as part of our major course activity. I’m sure it’ll be fun, but I feel like it’s a pretty heavy investment on VRAC’s part just to get a couple of students to learn about graphical clustering. We did get to see the computers that run the C6- I was very impressed that Glenn hooked up all those computers. It’d be cool to learn about computer hardware.
I just looked at the courses that I signed up for next quarter, and it turns out that I’m enrolled in networking. How did I not realize this? I feel like I live in a stupor 65% of the time (another 25%, asleep).