Monday, 18 February 2013

Quite Good

Submitted the problem set(PS) 4 on time. Indeed, it's the best PS I've done so far. I made the physics engine working on Friday and the design pattern is much more beautiful than the PS3. I was about to give up when I haven't started the problem set before the Chinese New Year ended on Tuesday. Thanks to Yujing and Prof.Ben who gave me a hand when I was about to fall. It is more about learning than grading.I cannot believe that I made the program working in 3 days when even the easiest problem set(PS1 and PS2) took me the last minute to struggle.

One great secret is to "ASK".  I was a bit too lazy to ask questions before things became disasters. Gratefully, I did ask a lot of questions this week on Forums/Emails/Persons/Classes. People are generous to answer your questions even the questions may sound silly. Actually, I am well-recognised by many groups of people as a man who asks a lot of questions.  I shall make it a habit even in classes where everyone seems to understand all the concepts.  A special thanks to Nannan who's my previous roommate and an AI researcher. He really helped me a lot in understanding MVC and how the pattern should be designed in a more elegant way. I will still need to struggle a lot on PS5 since I designed the game badly in PS3.  However, I find it encouraging that I will be learning a lot along the way.

Some other stuffs.
1. I shared two ideas on IOS projects in class, one of which is a maze game which utilizes ipad/iphone's gyroscope &accelerometer to navigate around the maze in a 3D world. However, Prof.Sim pointed that the accelerometer is not really that accurate in calculating the 3D position. GPS&Wifi are even worse. Thus the idea may not be possibly working. Another idea is proposed by Prof.Tung, a book annotation service which takes a photo of a book and search friends' annotations on the same book/page. This may rely too much on the web service. Thus may not be so suitable for the CS3217 project. When I picked my parents in Changi airport, I noticed that one lady holds an ipad to help guests check the flight information. A lot can be done in the enterprise level. Actually, I personally know a IT consultant company which focuses on hospitality. I may make an app for the hotels in the final project. Two interesting apps: BallStrike, Pocket

2. I gave out rose&chocolate&letter on the V day, unfortunately, she was sleeping. The next day, we had a talk and she said she seemed to have no feeling on me and thus we didn't start the relationship. On the letter, I quoted 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and a piece of music from 西村由紀江 We shared some thoughts. Personally, I believe that a couple with common belief(religion) would be a strongest tie. No need to be too emotional, God has a plan.

3. One thought from NanNan. Do read some Philosophy books or Theology books if you would love to have deep thoughts.

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