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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2006-06-08 09:22:31

this term has been (so far, at least) relatively light in terms of workload. until last weekend i was pretty bored since we didn't really have all that much to do. then came the weekend, and i've been up until 3-5am each day since working on (first) distributed and (now) the SE2 project. both are code-heavy, which i really like :)

the SE2 project is shaping up quite nicely.. it's always fun when your code has a physical manifestation like ringing phones and getting people to talk to each other. i just wish we didn't have to write the crummy 40-page design doc. meh well, gotta take the bad with the good.

midterm today, and another tomorrow, and another next wednesday. after that things should be back to the boringly-light state.

Posted by Greg at 2006-06-09 08:29:32
Are you taking Real-time Kats?

Our design doc was ~100 pages (with 90-something figures), but we bitched about it relentlessly. Perhaps the system works!
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Posted by stak at 2006-06-09 11:18:31
no, real-time conflicted with one of {ai, distributed}, and real-time is offered every time, so i figured i'll take it in 4B (along with compilers, woohoo!).

thanks for bitching relentlessly.. 40 pages on our design doc is a maximum, not minimum :)
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Posted by Graeme at 2006-06-09 13:31:29
As someone who took compilers, I'd highly advise against taking multiple big three at once. Then again, I think anyone (self included) who takes a big three (particularly realtime) is nuts, but meh...
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Posted by stak at 2006-06-09 15:09:24
well, I need to take two more ATEs and I really want to take those courses. I don't have any other requirements, so I'll take bird courses for the other two slots. I think it should be doable..
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Posted by Greg at 2006-06-09 14:36:59
I think it's quite doable if you do a somewhat half-assed job on your final real-time project.

Did you follow through with your plan to do compiler assignments on the side in 3A? It's a damn shame the compiler is sparc and not x86. :-) I'd like to see some hot ADA on RTOS action.
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Posted by stak at 2006-06-09 15:10:19
I kind of followed compilers, but not really enough to make much of a difference. Can we write a cross-compiler? :)
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Posted by Greg at 2006-06-10 23:57:59
From what I saw of the sparc stack-frame, a cross-compiler for x86 would be way too easy ;-)

Note that I didn't actually take Compilers like Graeme... I did my best to follow the plot though.
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