Blogs: Week of 4 Apr — 10 Apr

Joshua Brown
2 min readApr 11, 2022


What did you do this past week?
This past week, I worked on my polishing some items up for resubmission of phase two of the software development project, as well as filtering for phase three. For my other academic subjects, I finished a data mining project and studied for my data mining test on Tuesday.

What’s in your way?
Currently, my sleep schedule is a bit out of line with my roommate, so thus I wake up earlier than I would like to and thus don’t get enough sleep. To operate at a higher mental efficiency, I will need to make sure that my sleep schedule is back to normal.

What will you do next week?
Next week, I will finish up phase three with my software development team, as well as take a test for my data mining class. In particular, I may pull an all-nighter tonight just to make sure that I’m on schedule with all of my classes. Furthermore, this will help me fall asleep at a normal time tomorrow, getting back on track with my sleep schedule. May caffeine bring productivity.

What did you think of Paper 11. More getters and setters?
I have not yet read the current paper, thus I do not have an opinion.

What was your experience of select, project. and cross join? (this question will vary, week to week)
Select, project, and cross join were relatively familiar to me, as I worked backend during the second phase of the software development project. I found it interesting how for our python implementation of the project, we don’t get rid of duplicate rows. However, this makes sense in terms of simplifying implementation for the in-class exercise, and simply portraying bigger ideas.

What made you happy this week?
This week, I was able to go back home to celebrate my sister’s birthday! While it was fun hanging out with my family over the weekend, I wasn’t able to get too much work done, thus I will have a busy week ahead. Furthermore, I got to hang out with some of my friends, after seeing one of their stock pitches on an investment team! While I currently do not spend much time investing in stocks, I hope to learn more about trading, as it is a life skill. Making your money work for you, rather than leaving it in a bank, helps hedge against inflation, as well as make some more money on the side.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
Using “git commit -m” allows you to write a commit message in-line, rather than opening an editor such as vim.