I had a big thrill on Friday.
Each class has a “discussion” class that meets once a week. There are about 20-25 of you in a room with the TA and you get to go into more detail with the material about which the professor has lectured all week.
So I’m in my CS31 discussion and the TA asks us all to write some code. He says what it should do and we make it up on a piece of paper. After we all finish, he asks for someone to write the code on the blackboard. I raise my hand. I mean, I had it, you know? I’d written down the code on my paper and I knew what to do (miracle).
He calls on me so I go up and write my code on the board for the class.
OK, you have to know that all through CS31, CS32, and CS 33 last year I NEVER went to the board to write code. No way. It wasn’t a bashfulness (you know me better), but rather that I didn’t know enough to even imagine that the geniuses in my class wouldn’t vomit all over their shoes in reaction to the shit with which I would have been polluting the board.
So, a big deal, me writing code on the board for the class. And besides a couple of small syntax errors (gimee a break, I haven’t coded at all since June), I got it. I did it.
(The code above is NOT what I wrote Friday, but code Carey Nachenberg helped me with in CS32 last winter.)
Saw a few more Bruin friends from last year on Friday, too. Richard, Tim, Allison, and even ran into Professor Colacurcio on SOUTH campus (rare sighting) and got to talk to him for a while. Great day.