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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:22 pm
by dualstow
Smith1776 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Some (most?) guys have nowhere near the level of self-consciousness that I do. And to be fair, some men actually look better rocking the bald look.
I'm fine with the way I look. Most of the women I know are too short to see the thinning at the top. O0 Still, I would love to reverse it.

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:02 am
by Smith1776
Lol!
I’m thicker than a Snickers.
Opening line of local girl’s dating profile I saw this morning.

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:15 am
by Tortoise
Smith1776 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:02 am
Lol!
I’m thicker than a Snickers.
Opening line of local girl’s dating profile I saw this morning.
"Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal."

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:50 am
by Smith1776
I took a three hour nap and now my sleep schedule is messed up. :(

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:33 am
by Smith1776
I just ordered Jordan Peterson's next book! It's called "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life". I'm very, very excited for this.

https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Order-Mor ... 593084640/

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
by Smith1776
I have a comp sci exam that starts in a few hours. Wish me luck! Just doing some last minute prep... so nervous. :o

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:30 pm
by dualstow
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
I have a comp sci exam that starts in a few hours. Wish me luck! Just doing some last minute prep... so nervous. :o
Best of luck!

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:39 pm
by Mountaineer
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
I have a comp sci exam that starts in a few hours. Wish me luck! Just doing some last minute prep... so nervous. :o
Matthew 6:25-34. Advantage Christians. 8)

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:00 pm
by dualstow
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:39 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
I have a comp sci exam that starts in a few hours. Wish me luck! Just doing some last minute prep... so nervous. :o
Matthew 6:25-34. Advantage Christians. 8)
That last part (34) might be good for the daytrader thread. :D

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:17 pm
by Smith1776
I'm DONE!! DONE! WOOHOO!!!!

Some takeaways and stuff I was tested on:

- Basic binary and hexadecimcal arithmetic. This also included conversion from one base to the other.
- Writing programs in assembly
- Explaining the dynamics of CPU caches, how they're organized, and how to optimize code to minimize misses
- Processor pipelining
- Explaining compilation, linking, symbol resolution, and DLLs
- Basic algorithms in C
- Logic gates
- Calculating things like hard drive access time, branch misprediction penalties, and SSD lifetimes

I have a much greater appreciation for how computers work under the hood now. Especially with the binary, assembly, and logic gate stuff I can really see computers as machines now. A computer isn't arcane anymore. It's just a box of zillions of switches. Everything that goes on inside is perfectly comprehendible.

Now for some rest and relaxation with food and video games!

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:18 pm
by Smith1776
Also, thanks for the good luck wishes, guys.

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:13 pm
by Mark Leavy
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:17 pm
...
- Basic binary and hexadecimcal arithmetic. This also included conversion from one base to the other.
- Writing programs in assembly
- Explaining the dynamics of CPU caches, how they're organized, and how to optimize code to minimize misses
- Processor pipelining
- Explaining compilation, linking, symbol resolution, and DLLs
- Basic algorithms in C
- Logic gates
- Calculating things like hard drive access time, branch misprediction penalties, and SSD lifetimes
...
Sounds like a great foundation. Congratulations and best wishes on the results.

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:17 am
by vnatale
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:17 pm

I'm DONE!! DONE! WOOHOO!!!!

Some takeaways and stuff I was tested on:

- Basic binary and hexadecimcal arithmetic. This also included conversion from one base to the other.
- Writing programs in assembly
- Explaining the dynamics of CPU caches, how they're organized, and how to optimize code to minimize misses
- Processor pipelining
- Explaining compilation, linking, symbol resolution, and DLLs
- Basic algorithms in C
- Logic gates
- Calculating things like hard drive access time, branch misprediction penalties, and SSD lifetimes

I have a much greater appreciation for how computers work under the hood now. Especially with the binary, assembly, and logic gate stuff I can really see computers as machines now. A computer isn't arcane anymore. It's just a box of zillions of switches. Everything that goes on inside is perfectly comprehendible.

Now for some rest and relaxation with food and video games!


Congratulations! Looks like you learned a tremendous amount. Warming: I may be asking you certain questions about computers in the future!

Was there a specific textbook you used or was it a variety of sources?

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:20 pm
by dualstow
Congrats, Smithers!

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:03 pm
by Smith1776
Thanks, guys!

I took the rest of yesterday and most of today off. Tonight I'll be sitting down with pen and paper and planning out my next life moves. 8)

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:06 pm
by Smith1776
vnatale wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:17 am

Congratulations! Looks like you learned a tremendous amount. Warming: I may be asking you certain questions about computers in the future!

Was there a specific textbook you used or was it a variety of sources?
Thank you!

There are a few textbooks that have been the bane of my academic life, but the biggest thorn in my side has definitely been "Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective."

https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Systems ... 13409266X/

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:47 am
by vnatale
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:06 pm

vnatale wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:17 am


Congratulations! Looks like you learned a tremendous amount. Warming: I may be asking you certain questions about computers in the future!

Was there a specific textbook you used or was it a variety of sources?


Thank you!

There are a few textbooks that have been the bane of my academic life, but the biggest thorn in my side has definitely been "Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective."

https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Systems ... 13409266X/


Thanks! Added it to my List.