I just got an e-mail from Dr. Conway, who teaches MBIO 3813:
Congratulations! You got one of the high scores on the exam. Nice improvement.
Comparing with Sam, who got one too, he personalizes them for each student. That’s really a nice touch, I think. In other related news, I got a 90 on this second MBIO test, which means that 84 + 90 + I need a 96 on the third test to pop an A in the class :/ However, word has it from last semester’s MBIO students that he curves the class slightly at the end, even though he said he didn’t give curves in his class. I can only hope… a 96 seems pretty far to travel…
Mmmmm chocolate. I went and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tonight. It was quite good and pretty true to the book… but not worth seeing more than once. Johnny Depp is nothing if not versatile.
However, the real goodies came after the movie. A chocolate party! I had two marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate, a pretzel dipped in same, a double chocolate cookie, a chocolate fudge brownie, and hot chocolate. And some Hershey’s Kisses. Yum. I don’t want any more chocolate for awhile now.
Oh, and the IF2 Bug Tracker got finished today. It will be shiny and make QA for IF2 much, much easier.Â
Akismet, né WordPress, is here for general consumption. It’s a “distributed spam tracker” that works on the principle that many blogs get the same kinds of spams. When you get spam, it’s submitted to the Akismet database, so everyone else will be protected from the nasties.
I’ve disabled all other spam prevention on my blog so we’ll see how this guy holds up
Oh yeah, and you need a WordPress.com account to use it. WordPress.com users, however, have it built-in.
This post is about pretty ladies that are impressed by computer things. Really. I found some.
So for Pre-Med Club, I’ve written a fairly extensive suite of software for tracking “points” for our members. Basically, members get points for coming to meetings, doing volunteer work, helping committees, etc. These points are tabulated and the person with the most points at year’s end gets a free MCAT prep course from Kaplan; that’s like a $1500 value.
Last year, I was just a member of the Club. Every meeting, we had to write down our names on a sheet of paper when we came to meetings. The secretary would then go match up our names with points and add them into a sheet he kept in Excel. Wow. Talk about taking a long time to get anything done.
This year, I’ve developed a complete system for tracking members and their points. With a couple clicks, you can pull up any information you want— how many points a member has, which meetings they’ve attended, how many people helped at a volunteer event, etc.
The key portion of this system is the card swiper I acquired; it reads OU IDs and inputs them into the system. So for general meetings, I set up my laptop outside the room with the card swiper, and swipe cards as they go by. This eliminates traffic jams caused by having to write out your name completely; it takes less than 2 seconds to swipe an ID card. Plus, there’s no more work to be done; my program tabulates everything else for us!
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This has made me popular in no little measure with Justin, our secretary, since it cuts down on his work too
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This morning when I turned on the shower, icicles came out instead of water.
I had Discrete Mathematics, a Computer Science course, this morning.
I decided that CS people are generally a greasy bunch and that I would fit right in. Thus I was spared from the Icicles of Doom.