It’s been many days and many nights. Time flies by so fast here— yet so slowly at the same time. One day goes by and woosh! You’ve done a lot and learned a lot the previous day but forget all details… I need to get back in the habit of blogging more even if it’s just a single paragraph.
I had a nice Fourth of July extended weekend here in Ames. The REU had Thursday and Friday off. I got more time to relax. However, given the fact that we have our Deeper Dive MCAs due Tuesday (tomorrow), time was limited to complete it and I did come in Saturday afternoon. My DD team got the evaluation mode completed for the VRAC Lifeguarding simulation which is awesome. Right now, all that is left is to finalize the presentation, rehearse tomorrow morning, and we’ll be set for the real presentations in the afternoon.
Team Ballistics has gone their separate ways for a while now. Syema and Tiger are part of the Unity Shaders Deeper Dive while I was a part of Team VR. We’ve so been focused on our own MCA projects the past week as well as the one beforehand that we have not spent much time working on our own research project. We’re pretty behind on it in regards to writing the paper, although we’re on top of the coding for the most part. Thank goodness Tiger already has a draft of the research poster since it is due tomorrow. Syema and I just need to verify it with him, make some changes, and we’ll be good to go.
When it comes to normal life, I have gotten over that bump I felt last Monday. I got to spend time with the girls at their apartment and simply socialized for a couple of hours that Monday afternoon. I have visited them two more times since. Everyone rarely socializes anymore with people outside their own apartment on a regular day given the lack of extra-curricular activities and the increase amount in work. So, making time and visiting one another’s apartment is the easiest thing to do to spend time with people. It certainly has helped me a lot.
Ta-ta for now! More updates in the future.