Tough Day

I don’t know how I got through the day. The pressure is on for the end of semester and I was pretty stressed over the last few days. I didn’t get any sleep yesterday and planned on cutting my afternoon classes, after having taught 4 hours. It didn’t pan out. I felt guilty and went to class and stayed for the full 4 hours. Towards the end, I was getting drowsy.

Two Exams Down Two More To Go

I’ve completed two exams, two more to go. Both were challenging. The two hardest are coming up next week. I’ll be in my books most of the week as well. It’s going to be hard.

Two more assignments are due. One is almost done. The other one is in the midst of being completed. This semester was rough. I didn’t have enough time to focus on my studies because I was working too hard. Anyway, I’m pretty sure that things will work out though.

Numerical Linear Algebra Assignment

I’m almost done. I’d say about 70%. It’s due on Friday. I spent 6 hours coding with Matlab. I watched the final project presentations of the guys finishing this year. I took some photos.

Semester Coming To An End

It’s most probably my last week in Quebec. I’m getting ready to go back to Taiwan for the summer. I’ll be back in Quebec in late August. After the killer week I had last week, I needed the weekend to sleep. I must have slept more than 10 hours each night.

One more homework left before I’m totally finished.

It’s gotten cold today again. And rainy. I’ve been getting a lot of cancellations in the past week as well. I need to plan my trip to Ottawa to get my visa at the TECO office.

Friday: Semester Almost Complete Four Exams Done

My semester is almost over. I’ve got one last homework to complete for next week. I plan on attending the final research project presentations next week.

Exams went well. Out of four, three went well. The last one was a bit hard. I don’t know. We’ll see how it turns out. I’m totally out of it yet again. However, I did finally get my care package from Camelbak. More on the unboxing tomorrow. I took some nice photos.

Wednesday End Of Term Four More To Go

I’ve been studying intensely for the last few days. I’ve been concentrating on Numerical Analysis, the class in which I had the most work. Things are progressing well.

Tomorrow I have two exams. One in Analysis I and one in Numerical Linear Algebra. I have finished my classes and I have part of the day off. I have to head to school for my 1:30PM Analysis I class to see what the prof has to say about the exam. So until then, I’ll study Analysis I.

I did a little bit of art yesterday to relax. I had some of my class notes binded since my original notebook was falling apart. I created a cover for them. I also covered my course book in a cover and spent some time drawing a cover image. I used a combination of watercolors and china ink. I’m uploading pics as we speak.

Monday End Of Term Four More To Go

Worked all day.

Taught four classes.

Was able to study for three hours.

I studied Numerical Analysis. I’m starting to get a good feel about the subject matter.

I have to go buy some  see-through post-it notes for my studying. I hate people who write in books. Books are meant to be kept pristine, especially school books. That’s true for all of my books.

I’m totally out of it. I went to bed at 2:30AM and got up at 6AM.

I did some paperblogging, but not the arty kind. I just wrote out a few posts on paper. Will posts those later this week, once the exams are done. I got about three original posts done today. I wrote another one last week. I’ll have to type them up at some point. Saturday or Friday. After my finals.

Spring In Quebec


Is it spring yet?


Most definitely.

That doesn’t take away the snow that we still have on the ground. It’s been a record breaking winter, with about 500 cm of snow.

Today was the first day of nice and warm weather. Warm enough to walk around in a short sleeved shirt. Hormones are in the air at the university. Girls are coming out of their shells. I no longer need to wear any extra layers. That is amazing. I’ve been wearing thermal underwear until a few days ago. I finally put them aside.

End of term. Last week of school. Actually, there are still two more weeks left. Next week, I have got four exams in two days. The next week, I’ll have to finish my last homework that’s due on May 2nd. I’ll try finishing it this weekend, but things are not looking good for that.

It’s going to be raining all weekend. At least that will make me study. I was planning on running a bit in the neighborhood, but I’m not that well equipped. Actually, it should be too bad since I’ve got some shorts.

I cut my hair last night. It wasn’t the best idea, but given the tools that I had at the time, my hair’s looking good. I waited too long to cut it and ran into all sorts of problems. I think that there might be parts in the back that aren’t all that even, but I’ve always recently gone for a mini mohawk Beckham style. It doesn’t matter. Cutting your own hair, without a clipper, is kind of like a work in progress. It’s simple enough and I don’t do things like layering, but the end result is alright.

I finished a class today. I still have classes tomorrow. Next Wednesday, I usually have 6 hours worth of classes. In one class, people are presenting their projects. In the other two, the professors will be answering questions. Then on Thursday, I have two exams. I have two more on Friday. I’ve already started preparing. I think it will go well, but it’s going to be stressful.

Analysis I Mini Test 4

I had a small test today in Mathematical Analysis I. It was about mathematical series. I’ve made a constant effort to stay on top of that class. Until now, I have an A average. I got 100% in the last mini-test. (PDF, French)

I’m pretty sure that I’ll do very well in the last exam next week. I know that I’m getting an A in that class. I’m a bit bummed by my lab partners. All four are in Economy. Of those guys, Remi is really good. If we were doing the Practical Homework by ourselves, we’d get high marks. But since we only have an hour to complete a few exercises, the group needs to work together in order to finish them and hand them in. For the last few months, all of the exercises that I’ve been handing in got 100%. The other ones, the ones that I couldn’t do myself, because of lack of time, had small errors. We ended up with an A- average on those. I’m a bit miffed. Especially since I usually did the hardest ones by myself. Anyways, we ended up with an 8.5/10 average. They are worth 10% of the final grade.

Three of the four mini-tests count for 20% of the final grade. I’ve got 17.33/20. I got 31.15/35 in the last exam. So I have 56.98/65 until now. There is one last exam next week. I need 33.02/35 (94%) in order to get an A+. It’s feasible, since the subject matter is pretty easy for me.

To get an A, I only need to get 81% in the last exam.

I like the way that we were graded in that exam. The mini-tests are great to review the subject matter and to see what you need to study for the exam. I’d like to get 100% in the last exam. It’s been a long time since I got an A+ in a class.

Google Summer Of Code Redux

Well I managed to squeeze in three full proposals for Google Summer of Code. I don’t know if I will be successful. It was pretty stressful trying to finish the last one on time. Next year, I’ll prepare my proposals well in advance.

I just finished a term paper for Teaching College Mathematics. I should get a good grade. I’ve been writing it for about a month. All that’s left is to create a power point and practice my oral presentation.

I’ve got two last assignments left to finish for the end of the semester. One is due next week and the other is due at the end of the term. On top of that, I’ve got four exams in two days during the last week of class.

I took some photos yesterday. I hadn’t notice that my camera was set-up for night shots. I took ISO 400 shots in sunny weather. They didn’t turn out too well.

Spring is finally here! We’ve lost a few feet of snow already and I’ve ditched my thermal pro insulation layer.