Second week of college done with.
GENERAL GOAL CHECKLIST:
COURSE 1: CALCULUS 101:
HOMEWORK 1: DONE!
HOMEWORK 2: DONE!
QUIZ 1: DONE!
QUIZ 2: DONE!
QUIZ 3: DONE!
COURSE 2: COMPSCI 111:
LAB EXAM 1:
LAB EXAM 2:
LAB EXAM 3:
LAB EXAM 4:
Monday: Tough day, but rewarding. We had a group quiz in math class…I might write an entry about this in a little while, but essentially, while the concepts aren’t impossible to grasp, some of the real challenge in calculus comes from having to figure out ways of solving a problem that aren’t immediately obvious. However, I find it sort of fun and exhilarating in its own way. Again, maybe something for another entry, but math seems less like an irritating, obfuscating brick wall to bang my head against, but more like a challenge I derive genuine satisfaction from meeting, like a videogame where I derive satisfaction from mastering how to beat a boss instead of just beating it.
Tuesday: Free day, studied some math and finished up Phantom Doctrine.
Wednesday: Tough day! Aside from getting some suggestions for edits to my project (it’s aaaaalways a work in progress, you never know when you or your editor is struck by inspiration, and there are a couple of errors he noticed I missed), I had a tough quiz in math. Then I took a practice quiz at my first recitation for basic compsci, then went to that class’s lecture, and finally got home. Just listened to music and did some compsci practice problems. It seems I’ve been assigned a new academic advisor too. Well, even though things are tough, as I said on Monday, it’s a good kinda toughness.
Thursday: Nother day off, spent it reading manga.
Friday: Went to my compsci lecture and then my compsci lab, which was just a practice for this week. That seems easy enough…not even a real “lab,” just have to do some basic problems and I can leave when I’m done with ’em. Shouldn’t be super difficult.
Saturday: Finished off my next math HW.
Sunday: Went out to eat and read The Siberian Incident by Greig Beck.
Things I Had To Finish This Week
Nothing in particular.
Things to Do Next Week:
Next week I think I will visit the career center and whatnot.
Star’s still on vacay~
A neat little manga called Mecto Amore:
It’s a one-shot, so I can’t say too much about it without spoiling it, but the art is nice and the mecha (robot) designs are really cool. The premise is fun, I wish it had been made into a full series, it seems like it woulda been fun.
Also read The Siberian Incident by Greig Beck. Essentially, some guy and his wife get a cushy deal from the Russian government to breed endangered sturgeon in Lake Baikal, but everything goes awry when the Russian Mafia tries to muscle in on him…all while alien creatures living at the bottom of the lake (and, without giving too much away, are of the “infect humans and other earthlings” type) prepare for their invasion of our planet after 100,00 years! It’s up to his special forces brother to save the day and protect both the wife and the human race!
Eh, I can’t say much more than that, ’cause honestly, that’s what you get. On the plus side, the story takes an appropriately long time (not too quick, not too slow) to establish a sense of horror and get moving, and the action scenes are pretty good. On the other hand, the characters are all pretty much cardboard and as other reviewers have pointed out, the motives of the aliens themselves are taken straight from Independence Day. So I don’t think it was terrible, but IMO not worth 4.99 American dollars. I think 3.99 would have been more appropriate. Still, I enjoyed reading it in an afternoon so I can’t say it was all bad. Ah, well…3 stars it is.
Not much this week, but I did get some MOAR feedback on my draft I’m gonna try to incorporate in the next!
So yeah, not too bad, not too bad. See ya next week!