It’s beginning to look a lot like quarters

by Lance Laughlin

….everywhere you go. Aren’t we supposed to be done with classes now? This time last year we would be starting new classes with a clean slate. So far this semester things have felt a bit…slow. You have longer to work on projects and you cover more things in class; however, there is a lot of uncertainty felt by both students and professors (I think anyway). Unfortunately for me, I got caught up in the slow semester system and now I’m being faced with a large chunk of work and short amount of time to complete it. It looks like my last 2 weeks or so will look and feel a lot like quarters did.

Before the end of the semester I have: A PHP movie-based project (which is currently on hold because Rotten Tomatoes has yet to activate my API key…it’s been 3 weeks.), a portfolio redesign, our HFOSS team project – Fractionauts, a data visualization project that will map crime data in Rochester as well as a final paper for my Civil War America class and 4 journal entries also for Civil War America. I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed; however, I know I can get it done.

Our HFOSS project is slowly moving along. We are mostly on schedule and once we finish the first level implementing the remaining levels shouldn’t be too much trouble. Everyone in the group has been pretty good with contributing to the project, I think having Thanksgiving break and all of us being pretty swamped with work has definitely made things a bit more difficult. We will probably have to sprint to get everything wrapped up that we had planned. I am confident we’ll be able to pull it off though.

I forsee a few all-nighters in my future. Let’s do this.