I can now say I’ve survived my first Dead Week at Clarkson University. Dead Week is defined on campus as the week before finals, during which no new assignments can be given and the professors cannot give any quizzes or examinations. Therefore, the only thing left to do is rush to finish all the stuff you didn’t do that was supposed to be turned in back in September.
That said, I got almost everything done. A portion of one assignment for CS341 will go unfinished and that’s mostly because I don’t have the first clue how to do it. And that’s it. The only things I have left to do are test corrections for CS345 by the final on Wednesday, a few minor additions to the project for CS350 and then the finals themselves (4 of them, one each day from Monday to Thursday).
Then I’ll be on my way home for winter break. Plans for while I’m home include spending time with Joelle and my family, enjoying Christmas, finding some way to make some cash, hopefully going skiing a few times, fixing Mr. Woodruff’s computer, enjoying the new year, reading 2001: A Space Odyssey, setting up Tomcat on my computer and messing with Java (JSP, servlets, Java Beans, etc.) in preparation for CS462 next semester and my job the following summer, and probably about 209323 other things I haven’t thought of yet. I’m really looking forward to being at home.