CS50, Spirited Away, & Ancestry

Hey there! I’m a little later than normal but that just means I’ve been busy. In turn that should make for more blog content.

I would like to start from something I said yesterday. I was going to finish the problem set in CS50 and submit it for Week 1, and I did. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it because my programming skills are lacking in, well most areas. I did make my way through it and I got it all submitted. To my surprise I had my grade back this morning and I passed with flying colors. There was one part of the last greedy.c code that was hanging me up and it was all due to not understanding %. (modulus: The remainder of the first operand divided by the second) If you don’t understand that, neither do I so don’t feel bad. I did read up on it and I do understand it, but it is still hard to know when to use it and when to. As I said though I got 1.0 on all four of the submissions or 1.00*100=100%. I will take a breather and not try to kill myself by starting Week 2 until I review Week 1 again for good measure. I will keep you posted.

**Sorry I got pulled into a 30 minute meeting**

Having two monitors at work is really a blessing. It allows me to work and stream music o videos. Today I had my first anime experience with Spirited Away. IMDB.com has it at an 8.6, that’s pretty damn good. I had the option to watch Dubs or Subs, and chose Dubs because I wouldn’t always be able to dedicate all of my attention on reading the screen for two hours. I must say that I was very impressed with the movie, I just hope since that was the first one I have ever watched, that I didn’t set my expectations too high. If you haven’t seen the movie I would definitely recommend seeing it. It is about a 10 year old girl and her accidental journey to another world full of gods, witches, and spirits. She had to find a way to live there long enough to save her parents. I don’t want to give too much away so I’ll stop right here.

My parents recently got and sent in DNA tests to ancestry.com, this intrigues me since my father is big into genealogy. I have done a few small level family trees in my life, but I’m thinking about doing a full on in depth one that could be kept and added to forever. My family found out a bunch of thing they already new, like my mom being Eastern European and my dad being Western European. They did find out a few more specifics that I won’t bother you with as well. I just want to let you know that this has sparked my interest again and I may be soon getting involved in large family tree. We have a large family reunion coming up next year it may be nice to at least have this started to show everyone. Who knows, we will just have to wait and see.

I am going to end it here today everyone, since I got pulled away one other time while trying to write this. It seems my late afternoon randomly decided to be my most busy time of day. I hope you all have a great rest of your Thursday and I’ll talk to you all again tomorrow.



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