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Posts from 10 December 2014

  • Week 4 Day 5 - The tyranny of the ☃ (snowman)

    Today's partner: Carl

    Interesting day. We made a lite version of reddit—no styles, just users, "posts", and comments. It was straightforward, as seems to be usual for rails.

    Auth took maybe an hour and a half, total, but still we weren't able to finish everything before time. Everyone I follow on tumblr seems competent, which maybe sways my opinion, but I have to remind myself that I'm not talking to everyone, and the people I followed I am doing so because they seem to be ahead of the curve. Still, it's a bit disheartening.

    I don't feel like I'm missing anything, but I wonder what makes us different. I certainly spend more time learning about the toolchain (shortcuts, snippets, and random questions) than my peers seem to, but every day I feel like I'm slipping a bit. I don't mean to make this the Debbie Downer tumblr, yet at the same time I can't help comparing myself to others.

    Another thing - the last half of any given project seems to be a walk in the part, in comparison at least, but when I see "half" the project instructions lying ahead of me, it's hard to believe that I'm doing well.

    Hopefully my partners are getting a lot out of working with me.

    Meanwhile, we had a fun diversion after 6 pm, trying to figure out who was accessing our (locally available) programs and creating users named ☃ and inserting ☃s everywhere in our databases. Zach, Wes and I tooled around a bit to try to figure out if it's possible to trace who was the cause of the tomfoolery, but it turns out WEBrick doesn't log incoming connection IPs by default. Derp.

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