October Status Update
Another month, another status update. I’m writing this on a lovely rainy day, still stuck at home. One of the things I’ve been really focused on over the past few weeks has been my college applications. I need to finish editing my personal essay, as well as my letters of recommendation. I’ve unfortunately allowed my side projects to stagnate, but I think that these applications take priority.
The final deadline for all my college application work is in two weeks as of writing, on November 1st. That’s when all my applications need to go through the Common Application in time for the Early Action/Decision rounds.
I’m applying Early Decision to WPI, which is binding1. I’m also applying Early Action to Wentworth Institute of Tecnology, UMass Lowell, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I think that these choices will give me the best chances of getting in to a good school while at the same time keeping my focus on STEM and software.
Unfortunately, school and college applications have severely reduced the time I have to work on side projects. FLL-Scoring is still in need of the rewrite I talked about in the last status update, and the Campmaster Constantine rewrite is about 1/3 finished. I’ve been slowly chugging away at the Constantine rewrite because that’s the easier one in my eyes, since I’m only translating it to
async Rust and cleaning up some bad design choices.
I expect the FLL-Scoring rewrite to take a while longer, not because there’s a lot of content (there really isn’t) but because I need to seriously evaluate the choices that led to me using Rust for the project.
Binding in that if I am accepted to WPI, I have to go there. ↩︎
Articles from my webring
After more than 3 years since the original RFC for const generics was accepted, the first version of const generics is now available in the Rust beta channel! It will be available in the 1.51 release, which is expected to be released on March 25th, 2021. …via Rust Blog February 26, 2021
5× as many spam registrations on sourcehut are from gmail than from the second-largest offender. # SELECT SPLIT_PART(email, '@', 2) as domain, count(*) as count FROM "user" WHERE user_type = 'suspended' GROUP BY domain ORDER BY …via Drew DeVault's blog February 25, 2021
This article is the second entry of series of posts exploring situations in which FOSS alone isn’t enough to secure user freedom. My previous article, Whatsapp and the domestication of users, got more attention than I was expecting. Some responses gave me …via Posts on Seirdy's Home February 23, 2021
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