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Here I come, Second Year!

The third semester began officially on Friday the 31st of March 2017. Being the irresponsible people we usually are, we bunked around two weeks worth of lectures. The delinquencies successfully accomplished, it is time to return to the tedium of academia, almost a month later.

We have to choose four subjects out of six, and I still have no idea of what I’m going to study. This is a departure from normalcy for me. I usually have a plan in my head – which I tend to totally deviate and dither from. But this time, I’m only certain about skipping one subject.

So, the decision is to attend the rest of the lectures for a couple of weeks. The plan is to gauge the temperament of the lecturers(who is more generous with awarding marks, do they lull you to sleep? will they give you handouts or make you search for everything) and analyze the subject(does it require a lot of study? Memorization? Programming languages? Thinking? 😬). Then, make the final decision, hopefully way before I have to apply for the examinations.

I just had to write down this petty plan of mine!

I have the notebook, and I will buy a pen on the way. Wish me luck! 🦋

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RAD Project (Again!)

The second group project

I found out that we have been assigned a group for Rapid Application Development. This time the group members were allocated very randomly. Someone had shared a post in our Facebook group as well.

See, I had a similarly named course in my undergraduate course. We used Visual Studio and C# for the project. And I had to do most of it, including the documentation. I’m still not sure whether this subject is also similar. I remain hopeful that this will be useful.

Another person created a poll to find the group members and so far I’m the only person who had responded. This is scary! I might end up developing the whole thing!

 

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Masters in IT

It is an ecstatic feeling to come to realize you are a postgrad student. That realization hit me like an enormous wave today at UCSC.

My mind soars through the sky as we sit here in this huge auditorium awaiting the inauguration. Here I am, continuing what I started years ago. Keeping the promises I made to myself. Doing what I really want to do with my life. 😊