Edel Grace

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Oct 21, 2015 | Comments

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Team messy notes 2015. My mind was blown away during this lecture. Honestly, some of the algorithm solutions for simple problems like finding the two closest points in a plane, are extremely interesting. But it hurts my head knowing that I have to come up with solutions like these…

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Sep 13, 2015 | Comments

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I’m feeling super down for some reason right now and I can’t really pinpoint what it is. It feels like there’s a dark cloud looming over my head. I tried to make my notes look extra neat, neater than usual, as that usually helps me calm down whenever I do feel like this. However, this time it just numbed me. Then I got super sidetracked from my school work and here I am getting even more sidetracked. Does anyone have tips of this weird heavy and hazy feeling? Please inbox me!

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Sep 13, 2015 | Comments

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My super messy notes (right) vs the rewritten version (left). During a lecture, neat and legible notes are the last things on my mind. Okay, sometimes I zone out and look down at my paper and think, “Wow, this looks horrible.” The main thing that matters is that I can understand them when I go to rewrite it. Also, note all the whiteout. I’m trying so hard to use whiteout and not to start a new clean sheet of paper every time I make a mistake. I’ve wasted so many trees doing that in the past.

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Aug 19, 2015 | Comments

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I’m in the middle of trying out studyign{.tumblelog}’s method of taking textbook notes for my algorithm design class.

This was seriously a hard section to wrap my head around. Each step of computing a convolution makes sense but the big picture escapes me right now, especially since it involves complex numbers, which I haven’t touched those in years. I’ll have to look at other references in the morning (it’s past midnight, I blame jetlag) before I rewrite my sticky notes.

Good thing one of my TAs recommended me another algorithm design textbook last year. I don’t have to dig that far to find more information! Although I’m a little sad it took me this long to finally crack it open.

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Aug 16, 2015 | Comments

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I forgot where I heard this tip but it’s good to read papers that are in your field in your spare time. I spent like an hour looking for PDFs that I didn’t have to pay to read when I remembered that my university library provides free access to databases and databases of papers. The paper I want to read first isn’t even related to what I study but the topic is interesting and one of the authors is like my favourite instructor. Most of the papers I downloaded are written by my current professors and past TAs.

I also FINALLY finished reading chapter four of my algorithms textbook last night. I was getting a little bit bored reading about greedy algorithms. Chapter five includes a lot induction and recurrence relations, which are topics I haven’t mastered yet from previous courses. Although, I think I’m finally getting the hang of them. I think I might do the post-it textbook note taking method for chapter six.

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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.

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