Blogs: Week of 25 Oct — 31 Oct
What did you do this past week?
This week was a chill week. Everything was slow down for just this week. However, I had to do the review for the exam next week. Fortunately, I only have one exam next week. Although we had another day for extension on phase II, we were able to submit our work on Monday. Everyone has other projects due, so we wanted this to be done as early as possible and don’t need to worry about this anymore.
What’s in your way?
Right now I spent too much time on projects for school works and sleeping. I don’t have any time to read. This makes me feel so bad. I need to slow down for a while and try to make a plan for reading, otherwise I would quit reading for a long time.
What will you do next week?
I will put my room in order next week since I just moved a new house this week. I was so busy and did not have any time to unpack my suitcases. I need some time to rearrange my room next week.
If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #10: Dependency Inversion Principle?
The Dependency Inversion Principle is so important especially in the industry. I was interned a tech company this summer and the whole structure the company used is The Dependency Inversion Principle to manage the DAO model and Application layer.
What was your experience of =, *, ** and regular expressions?
I have taken one credit python class last fall. We had a project that involved these topics but I forgot how those works. This week’s lecture refreshes my mind and I could remember all I learned last fall. Regular expressions are very important for us to use in daily life. It will save us a lot of time to do the matchings.
What made you happy this week?
My friend and I just decided to go somewhere in the US during Thanksgiving which made me really happy this week. We have not decided where to go yet. The flight tickets are very expensive and we are trying to find somewhere cheap.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
I read a lot of articles these weeks about VR.
Facebook launched a virtual meeting software called Horizon Workrooms, which takes virtual meetings to a new level.
As long as the user puts on the VR helmet and opens the software, they will enter a virtual meeting room. The software will automatically equip your avatar with facial movements and expressions. At the same time, use the VR helmet camera to capture the movements of your hands and let the avatar in the software do the same.
For example, if you are typing, your avatar will also be displayed in the virtual space.
Participants can collaborate on a virtual whiteboard, or share photos, documents, and screens. Facebook released a demonstration video of Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual meeting. His expression and hand movements, as well as the blackboard on the whiteboard behind him, were impressive.
Here is the link for anyone who interests: