Damn my love for challenge

So after spending the last week pulling my hair and killing my brains trying to figure out all the scripts we need to create this web server built on BASH, yesterday the head demonstrator posted the “skeleton” of all the scripts that we need… 2 days before the deadline. For those who only started the project on Friday, lucky them they don’t have to go through hell like some of us did. However for those of us who did go through hell, does that mean our blood spilled efforts have gone to waste?!
I had a look at these so called skeletons and they contained much simpler codes than my own. However I was not ready to just give up all my hard work and efforts to start all over again using his skeleton scripts!
My classmates and I messaged back and forth discussing our “discontent” with this. It’s quite unfair, to be honest, to those who actually tried to think of a solution from scratch! So after much debate I decided that I am just going to leave the rest of the project and not even going to use the skeleton that was provided! Because if I did that would mean I needed to first read it and understand what the scripts and codes are doing, and then figure out the blanks that are there.

Oh and did I mention that all this work is only worth 10% of the module?!

So I as I mentioned above I had decided to just give up and study for my exams instead because I’ve wasted enough time on this! However, due to my annoyingly determined nature of not giving up and taking on challenges… I couldn’t focus on anything else! I tried to study other modules but I ended up thinking about how to complete the assignment for the web server. So I caved in and continued it. My super complicated codes just got more complicated and I think I may have just earned myself an extra 1% if even after spending a whole Saturday and the first hour of Sunday on it.. yes I was up until 1am trying to complete it.

Was it worth it you ask??? Well, honestly, not in the slightest! But nothing could be done until I had exhausted all ideas and knowledge of how to write the codes! So now I can finally move on! I didn’t complete it though, but I know exactly why that is and that problem is something I don’t know how to solve as we never learnt about it in class nor did google give any good insights! so I guess I can finally put this behind and move to the next challenge!

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Sorry for no posts in a long time

So I am now doing a masters conversion course in computer science after my undergraduate degree in natural science and a masters in pharmacology! Like they say, you’re always on a journey to find yourself! Well if anyone is ever looking for me, I’ll be in uni! It’s crazy because after all this time you’d think I know what I want to do with my life right? Well I guess you’re wrong! I’m also wrong! Seeing as in the one jumping from one area to another… without actually ever working in any of those fields! Oops!

Well so far, computer science is extremely difficult! Though it’s not like I don’t like it! I actually really enjoy it! My only issue is that the lecturers give us these huge ass assignments to do after 2 lectures on the topic and even at the end of the module we don’t have all the information to complete it! “It’ll only take a few hours to do” they say. “It’s one of those assignments that you could spend 2 hours on it or a week, but if it were me I’d pick the 2 hours option” so they say… !!! Man they must expect us to be super geniuses or something! At the end of the day we are in a “conversion” course meaning we all come from different backgrounds! Sigh. I could rant forever!
Currently sitting here with my brain nearly ripped out of my head by bash! have you ever written programs with BASH scripts? Apparently it’s it “in” thing to do! So go and make yourself a Facebook server and chat! Because that’s what we were told to do.. eaaaaasy.. *rolls eyes… ROLLS EYES!!! I could essentially keep rolling them until they fall out!*

Working with BASH in the terminal on a virtual machine is pretty much like “oh.. error message… *changes something in script* oh another error message… *change something else in script* …woooo something works!! ..*adds a word* …. error message.. *removes that said word* … error message… WTF?!!! @&$$&$*!!!??” Enough said. But at least I’m getting somewhere right?

I think my blog now will turn into a temporary computer scientist in the making rant blog!

Well enjoy your weekend while I bash along my way…