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What are you doing this week?

This is a place for ongoing discussion about the things you plan to do or have accomplished recently, even if that's nothing at all.

Or, if you want to just talk about how you're feeling, this is a good place to do that too.

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11 comments

  1. [4]
    hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    I just want to point out that last week I said this: Guess what I did? I dropped my class at the school and transferred to an online version, so now I'm taking all my classes online. It's been...

    I just want to point out that last week I said this:

    In a few minutes I'll be heading to my first day of classes in years. I'm not nervous at all.

    In some ways, I kind of dread it, because there are people at the school and I might have to talk to some of them, but I also know that taking all of my classes online and being a recluse wouldn't be healthy for me.

    Guess what I did? I dropped my class at the school and transferred to an online version, so now I'm taking all my classes online. It's been hell. Ever since Wednesday I've been spending eight to ten hours every day working on assignments for my mathematics and architecture classes. I'm pretty confident that, if I can help it, this will be the last and only time I take a summer semester.

    I did get to go fishing Saturday though, which was nice. I hadn't been in a long time and I got burnt to a crisp sitting out on the water, but it was worth it to escape from the schoolwork.

    Tomorrow I have to go to the school and take a test, which I'm dreading, since notes and formula sheets aren't allowed. Come Wednesday I should be caught up and have much more free time and I'm hoping to finish the script I've been writing to automate posting stuff to Tildes. With a little bit of luck it'll get its first real use Friday when I post the other topic for the weekend, then I'll upload the source to GitLab or something and share it.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      blake Link Parent
      You can do it!

      You can do it!

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        hungariantoast Link Parent
        Well, I did it. I took the test. I'm pretty sure I didn't fail, but beyond that I have no idea how well I did. Had I been allowed to use my notes on the test I think I would have aced it, so...

        Well, I did it. I took the test. I'm pretty sure I didn't fail, but beyond that I have no idea how well I did. Had I been allowed to use my notes on the test I think I would have aced it, so that's annoying.

        3 votes
  2. cadadr Link
    I've just applied a new university for a linguistics masters: Hacettepe Uni in Ankara. They're using a website that operates over expired HTTPS and the thing is a mix of Java Swing aesthetics with...

    I've just applied a new university for a linguistics masters: Hacettepe Uni in Ankara. They're using a website that operates over expired HTTPS and the thing is a mix of Java Swing aesthetics with '00s fascination with stupid JS abhorrences. It has its own windowing systems and shit moves around and has close and maximise buttons. It is so beautiful that I had to fullscreen my browser to find the top part of the "window" for the application form, and I was almost becoming religious again to at least have the God to trust in that nothing goes wrong during the use of this pile of hot stinking shit. But I did it, and I think I did apply, fingers crossed. Also, it took the department two days and a handful of emails to tell me whether they want recommendation letters. Turns out they don't, weird—but at least one less letter to ask for from my previous teachers. And this was supposed to be a great university, guess that's only the Medicine part of it that's any good.

    I'll apply two more schools in the coming weeks one in Izmir and another one in Ankara, and at the end of the summer I'll pick one from the ones I qualify. I am quite sure I'll pick the Izmir one if all three will go well. Hacettepe was my first choice, it immediately became the last in the last two days.

    A couple weeks ago I was contacted by a publisher for a translation job, and I'm still waiting for a reply from them. I am so lucky: this coincided with the Eid holidays last week, which the govt combined with the two surrounding weekends, and a nine days holidays out of nowhere. Lost nine important days between all this stuff to be done. I hope to hear back from this within this week, and if I can get a decent enough contract, I'll've gotten just the kind of job I want: freelance + remote! Hope they won't try to contract me on the cheap, tho. I have no chance to accept even if I'm willing, I'll need some decent money given I'll need to move out at the end of the summer.

    I think I'll get back to excercising some time this week. Start out with jogging for a couple days, get blood flowing around, then make a nice routine to follow.

    5 votes
  3. Tardigrade Link
    I gave blood again finally! I've had it as something that I need to do but kept putting it off but today as a impluse thing while out with friends I did it!

    I gave blood again finally! I've had it as something that I need to do but kept putting it off but today as a impluse thing while out with friends I did it!

    5 votes
  4. [2]
    euphoria066 Link
    Busy Busy! (and I hate being busy) We are leaving on Saturday to the maritimes to go see my stepson graduate high school, and we'll be gone for 9 days, so I have a lot of work to do at work before...

    Busy Busy! (and I hate being busy)

    We are leaving on Saturday to the maritimes to go see my stepson graduate high school, and we'll be gone for 9 days, so I have a lot of work to do at work before I leave! Also we are getting a tree and a couple bushes delivered at home this week so I need to find time to plant those because they won't survive for a week with no water, or make arrangements for them (maybe a friend could keep them at their house?) if I run out of time!

    4 votes
    1. hungariantoast Link Parent
      It took me longer than it should have to realize that by "tree" you meant little tree, not fully grown, adult tree. I was very, very confused how you were going to get your friend to look after...

      It took me longer than it should have to realize that by "tree" you meant little tree, not fully grown, adult tree. I was very, very confused how you were going to get your friend to look after your tree until I realized that.

      It's been a long day.

      2 votes
  5. mrbig Link
    After a lot of complaining and procrastination, since Friday I'm kinda learning Java from scratch. It's going better than I thought. I had a very negative view of SoloLearn and similar learning...

    After a lot of complaining and procrastination, since Friday I'm kinda learning Java from scratch.

    It's going better than I thought. I had a very negative view of SoloLearn and similar learning platforms, but it helped me quite a bit. Coming from Python and C, I used to find Java's syntax too big and verbose. It was unpleasant to the eyes and difficult to parse. SoloLearn's clean presentation and byte-sized lessons helped me get over my grudge and even appreciate, in a way, the object-oriented regularity of the language. I still find it silly having to import a class and create an object just for simple input, but I can see how programmers can get used to this level of consistency

    Now I have three days to make an entire command line cash register application. Suggestions are welcomed! :P

    4 votes
  6. welly Link
    Being as apparently it is summer, I was looking forward to spending the evenings outside. However, in the great British summer tradition, that plan is being scuppered by the crap weather. So need...

    Being as apparently it is summer, I was looking forward to spending the evenings outside. However, in the great British summer tradition, that plan is being scuppered by the crap weather. So need to find something to do indoors. Perhaps the cinema tonight.

    Any recommendations?

    4 votes
  7. apoctr Link
    Exams are over and I have a distinct lack of desire to do anything. Immediate term there's a few forms to get signed, but I'm left without any work and no motivation for my hobbies. Hopefully it's...

    Exams are over and I have a distinct lack of desire to do anything. Immediate term there's a few forms to get signed, but I'm left without any work and no motivation for my hobbies. Hopefully it's just exam fatigue.

    1 vote