There are a few days that I need to log in- let’s see if I can remember what’s been going on.
June 2nd: Got some threads to work with the drones in Python, but not in the way that they need to work. Still, it was nice to make incremental progress. We’re not going to use Python, but I think that diving into poorly documented API’s and attempting to read other people’s code was very helpful. I don’t know how much I’ve grown as a programmer, but I do think I learned to be a bit more gritty as a person.
June 3rd: Spent a lot of my day reading about shaders. Watermelons are so much heavier than I thought they would be. Saw some fireworks! Watched some terrible anime.
June 4th: Thought about the insignificant ways that I reinforce gender roles during our barbecue. I came pretty close to drowning. It was an unpleasant experience, but it’s good for me to recognize my own mortality. I should probably sign up for swimming lessons next school year, but I’m kind of swamped with other extracurriculars. Had a game night, watched a horror movie. I want to watch more horror movies.
June 5th: Despite having the day off, went in for a half day of work. A lot of other interns did so as well (are we diligent students? Is it just that Iowa is so boring that work provides a meager form of entertainment?) Received an email saying this weekend, we’d perform the experiment, and I became a little bit horrified thinking about how much we still had to do. Stayed up very late to write up the forms that our participants would need tomorrow. Feeling the impact today.
June 6th: Legitimate progress made. Did a lot of writing/editing, watched Stephan figure out PBP displays. I’m feeling somewhat confident as we go into the experiment tomorrow, which is wildly better than the fear I felt at 3 AM last night. Things feel like they’re working out.