Before I get too far, I want to warn you that this is a long post. If you’re at work, it may be a good time to take a break (or wait to read when it is a good time to take a break). You can also just read the gist now and come back for the full story when you have time.
It’s been quite awhile since I posted anything, but that’s ok. The end of last semester was not very pleasant for me, and I was focusing all my energy on just making it through. After the semester ended, I took some time off work, visited family in Florida, and just relaxed.
This has been a strange week. I say “strange” because I can’t really bring myself to call it “good”. However, things have generally gone better than normal this week. I had a couple tests, one of which I don’t think I did too well on and the other (I think) went pretty well. I had my typical Monday lab experience, which basically means that we showed up to our programming lab and were asked to write some assembly based on knowledge we didn’t have. But this week was a bit different in that I told our TA (in no uncertain terms) my opinion of how the class was being taught, being careful to point out that it’s not his responsibility to teach the material, only help us understand it.
It’s almost 6am, and I have yet to go to sleep. At this point, I don’t plan to, of course, but I certainly want to. I have lost track of how many all-nighters I’ve pulled so far this semester, and the way things are looking I will be surprised if I average less than one a week for the remainder of the semester.
I have been working on a CSS pre-processor lately (another post on that sometime this week), and I have been learning quite a bit about things like CSS transitions and animations. I decided to add a few to this site for a little bit of extra panache.