分类汇整 - Life UBC

我好累啊

这个星期一个QUIZ,三个ASSIGNMENT,我快死了。

JAVA本来就是入门;两个物理层的课,上课都还能接受,今天做作业,发现快把我平身所积累的数学知识都用上了。

黑袖黑袖!

First Quiz

Just finished my first quiz in class, for Design of Distributed Software Applications. To tell the truth, it’s bad, not too bad, but I guess I got 70 out of 100. Actually, it’s not difficult, but I misunderstood one question, and consequently answered wrongly; left another question blank as it was, since I don’t know what to say.

I’m responsible for the outcome, which I have to admit. I did spend the last weekend reviewing the textbook and materials, but my efficiency is very very low. I’m wondering whether I should find a better way of learning. It seems I was always working in the lab or reading sth on the bus, however, when I tried to figure out what I’ve got after being here, the answer would be only some knowledge of basic probability theory for communications.

With a computer nearby, it’s sorts of hard to focus on my current work. I think it might be better to just shut down the dead laptop or desktop, then stick my head to the book, after which I may go outside for a walk or say, take the seabus to north Vancouver for a hiking or sth.

Sth wrong and sth would be corrected soon,

Meet My Boss

Just had the first talk with Victor. He’s so kind. Vancouver and UBC are not so good as what I thought, but Victor seems to be better than what I thought. Is this the tradeoff for me?

I was told to focus on my course work the first few months, which is a good news. Then I can do sth I interested in and learn sth that I really like. Ha ha! Isn’t this real freedom?

Oh, I just remembered that three courses have already taken over all my time. Pity………….Three assignments due next week and one quiz is around the corner.

Payroll First Time

今天去financial office问了问pay roll的情况,被告知第一次的工资已经发了,后在BMO的ATM上查到确实到帐,心情大爽。虽然不是正式的“工作”收入,但也是继我初中卖报纸以来再次凭自己努力拿到的;而且这次可是长期的。在此要特别感谢一下我的BOSS,Victor, 给钱让我来到UBC受教育、做研究,享受生活。也写此段在此留作纪念。

USD vs CAD

Referring to the currency exchange rate on the website of Bank of China, the selling rate of CAD is higher than that of USD, which is amazing. Many friends here in CA have reported this on their blogs or signatures of MSN, QQ etc. To my knowledge, this will be the maximum, I mean summit, of CAD in the coming years. CAD has never been dearer than USD, and will not, I think, at least in five to ten years.

Christmas Plan

Just booked a round trip ticket for pearl from northwestern airlines, Hartford to Seattle. Hope she can get the visa in time, so that we can enjoy our First North American Christmas. Haha. I define it as FNAC.

Startup again!

I decide to keep updating my blog again after a comparatively long time, which is so challenging as my new course work here in UBC. Haha!

My courses this term:

Statistical Signal Processing (hard! starts with delta-algebra)
Signal Detection and Estimation in Noise (all are probability till now)
Software Design in Distributed Systems (heavy programming with JAVA…)