CS 371p Fall 2020: Michael Lee

Michael Lee
2 min readOct 18, 2020

What did you do this past week?

This past week has been my busiest yet. I finished the second and third project for my computer network security and neural networks class respectively. I also took a midterm for this class and have a takehome midterm for my computer network security class that I’ve been studying for. Unfortunately, I did not have much free time to do much of anything else and I’m hoping that I can relax a bit next week

What’s in your way?

The most pressing thing in my way currently would be the take-home midterm I need to complete by Monday for my computer network security. I’m feeling the detriments of remote learning and have been slowly re-learning all of the information up until now that I have not retained

What will you do next week?

This next week, I’m really hoping to get a chance to relax and take a break from all the work I’ve been doing

If you read it, what did you think of The Liskov Substitution Principle?

Even though the article was written over 2 decades ago, I really agreed with a lot of the concepts and principles discussed by the article. These principles are things I’ve noticed distinguishes code that is good, readable code from code that isn’t

What was your experience of Test #1?

I thought test #1 was very straightforward and was definitely much simpler than I expected. Having taken Generics with Professor Downing over the summer the test was very similar in structure and content. One thing I do wish was different was I wish the test didn’t have to take up 3 hours over 2 days.

What made you happy this week?

Although having deadlines sucks, being able to complete things and get rid of deadlines is pretty satisfying in its own way.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

Looking at regular expressions can be pretty intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Regexr is a tool that breaks down and presents regex expressions in a simple and easy to understand way. Although you might not need to use regex on a daily basis, when you do you wouldn’t want to spend 30 minutes just to decipher a regex expression so definitely give regexr a look. Hopefully this is also helpful when it comes to studying for the test.