Skip to main content

It's been a while...

Got invited to a party. A very important person invited me to a party. And I went, saw, and enjoyed. Bon voyage to Ms. Sacha Chua bound for Japan.

Ok, there are a lot of things happening in life, and I am very eager to say that I'm swimming again. I have the nerve to say this after 2 chicken sandwiches from Burger King, after not swimming today. But nonetheless, I am now starting to train myself again for competitive swimming -- although I might not qualify for any of the regional contests as a member of the UPLB swimming varsity. I do this, because I love swimming, and I know that swimming will help me achieve a sexy body I so yearn to have someday... But then again, I'll take it one step at a time.

Been hacking on problems using Java, and I'm rediscovering the joys of libraries, ready to use ADT's, and lowe and behold: Object Oriented bliss. Now I'm in touch again with my object oriented paradigm of work, and getting the hang of it as I go along. However, I need to polish my skills especially when it comes to API familiarity. I just hope practice will eventually get me to where I want to be.

Aside from hacking in the comfort of a VM, I'm having problems debugging an implementation of my thesis algorithm. The implementation has SEGFAULTS!! What a big NO NO for someone like me obsessed with keeping the code working and in proper conditions. This is where I hope there was something like JUnit tests for components in C that has support for MPI applications. If there was something like that, I would assume that it would cost a whole lot of moolah.

But then again, there's always vi, gdb (which I should get to learn ASAP for my own good), gcc, mpicc, and good old man. I hope I'll last as long as those tools will.

Chill...

Comments

  1. "sexy body I so yearn to have someday"

    hehehe.

    ah, yes. the joy of libraries.

    wala lang. hehehe. sana makapag-blog na ako ngayon. :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

From FOMO to JOMO

Until very recently I believed that I needed to be on top of the latest news and happenings not only in my field (computer science and software engineering) but also in as many things as I can be on top of. This meant subscribing to all sorts of magazines, newsletters, YouTube channels, Twitch streamers, watching TV and live sport events, etc. — I was on top of a lot of the latest happenings, trends, news, interesting developments. I was having fun and I felt busy. What I did not feel was particularly effective nor productive. I felt like I was consuming so much information with the thought that it might be useful someday. When I was younger this wouldn’t have been an issue but I realised that ever since I’ve started taking stock of what I’ve been spending my time on, that a lot of it I’ve been spending just staying on top of things that I really didn’t need to be on top of. This article is about some of the realisations I’ve made in the course of exploring this issue of “FOMO” or th…

Futures and Options I: My Introduction to Computing

I've recently been thinking about how my decisions early in life have done me good to put me where I'm at right now. I've certainly lived a very fortunate life -- been blessed with so many good things and been down-right lucky being at the right place at the right time. My 30 year journey to where I am now has been very interesting. I can pretty much say that the experiences I've had up to this point have very much contributed to making me who I am -- and that I regret nothing. Still though I keep thinking about what my life would be like if I hadn't made certain choices I did make throughout the years. There are a few choices I've made that I've stuck to and I keep thinking about wondering "what if I made a different choice instead" -- and the more I think about it, the more I'm happy about the decisions I've made.

Note: This is Part 1 of a series about my early choices in life which have gotten me to where I am today. If you're intere…

Futures and Options III: Economics, Journalism, or Computer Science

I realise it's been a year since my previous post on this blog, and I've found myself having very little time to do another "brain dump" on the subject of my early choices in life. With that in mind (and as I'll be traveling again soon) I get to think a little more and reflect on a few of the things that have happened.

Much like the previous post, this one's set in high school -- where I was part of the swimming team, in a band, had been programming with Turbo Pascal, Java, and then C++ later on, and was about to make a choice that would literally change the course of my life. This one is about the choices I made, and the ones that were made for me.

Note: This is part 3 of a series about my early choices in life which have gotten me to where I am today. I would greatly appreciate your feedback and thoughts, as well as for your reading through this series!