Hope everything has been going well for you all! Sorry there was no post last week. It was partially because midterm season just ended, and partially because since all I was doing was studying for midterms, not many interesting things happened. Now that midterm season is over however, peculiar things are taking place in my life once again!
I’m going to start this post with a thank you note to my Algebra II Advanced teacher, Mr. B. While I was a big fan of Mr. B as a person, I was not the hugest fan of his class. I’m good at highly theoretical math such as discrete mathematics, but terrible at simple math that most people find very easy. I have been told by a multitude of teachers that this is because my work-checking skills are quite insufficient. But back to Mr. B. There wasn’t really much either of us could do about the fact Algebra II was not a theoretical class, and I did not have the greatest of math experiences my sophomore year. However, I recently scored 100% on a math quiz because of a particular trick with quadratic equations that he taught me! So in the unlikely event that the esteemed Mr. B is reading this, thank you very much!
I’ve been hanging out in Kemper basement recently, and found some cool science stuff. For example:
UC Davis is so cool! Also, Kempy the blurry Kemper turkey says hello (hey it’s hard to take a picture of a moving target).
I have finally made some progress for Professor Lowe-Power, who is the professor I’ve been conducting research for. He is a wonderful man with a wonderful and pun-worthy name! I’ve literally spend half this quarter just getting into his server, setting up the python virtual environment, and running what he wants me to run. Frickin’ undergraduate research! I’m starting to realize something though: This is one of those times where the bottleneck in moving forward is 100% me. There is absolutely nothing stopping me from improving the website other than the fact that I am 19 years old and know nothing about anything. Right now the site is written in what looks like HTML4 rather that the modern standard of HTML5, and looks like this:
There is a LOT of improving to be done.
So back to what I’m doing. Basically, the way the site is currently set up, it uses Python to run the experiments in Gem5. Then it generates the data. Python then sends the HTML and CSS to a webpage. What I’m going to do is something a bit different. I’m going to write a Python script that will run the experiments and send them into a JSON file. Then there will be a separate HTML/CSS/JS script that will take the JSON file and render it into a very nice looking site.
Anywho, here are some more weird monuments to strange eldritch cultures at UC Davis!
May you be ever victorious in your endeavors!