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Week 8

What did you do this past week?

I finished up some assignments, had an exam, and started working on some of next week’s work. I did give myself most of a day to rest as well, so this week has been an improvement.

What’s in your way?


Week 7

What did you do this past week?

I finished up several assignments and phase 1 of the IDB project. I also had an exam that wasn’t too difficult. Other than that, just the standard busy week.

What’s in your way?

Lots of work, lots of stress.

What will…

Week 6

What did you do this past week?

There was quite a bit of homework and projects to do! I was fairly busy, and our group didn’t get as far as we’d like for our project. …

Week 5

What did you do this past week?

This week was fairly busy as I had several assignments due as well as an exam. I did find time to do a bit of cooking, which should hopefully last me until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. …

Week 4

What did you do this past week?

Besides regularly scheduled assignments, this past week featured lots of office hours. Students are midway through possibly the most challenging assignment in Operating Systems, so office hours were packed this week. …

Week 3

What did you do this past week?

There were assignments due for each of my classes, so I was very busy this week. I got started on the collatz assignment this weekend and managed to turn it in this morning.

What’s in your way?

There’s not too much…

Week 2

What did you do this past week?

I worked on homework for other classes, and also got started on the first project. I also administered the first quiz of the semester for CS439 with Dr. Gheith, which was quite the experience for the students.

What’s in your way?

Week 1

Where did you grow up?

Plano, TX.

What high school did you attend?

Plano West Senior High School.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?


Why did you come to UT?

In-state tuition and good computer science program.

Why are you majoring in CS?



  • Use pre-increment.
  • Test code thoroughly.
  • Document/comment code as you write.
  • C++ is pretty cool and gives you a lot of flexibility, but there are many pitfalls if you aren’t careful.

Thoughts on cold calling:

I’m ambivalent towards cold calling. It’s effective for making sure everyone stays engaged during class…

OOP Blog Post #8

What did you do this past week?

Homework and the like. I wasn’t too busy due to knocking out some of the work over spring break.

What’s in your way?

My sleep schedule is still recovering from copious sleeping in during spring break, but otherwise there…

Ethan Tan

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