CS371p Spring 2021: Michael Liu

Michael Liu
2 min readFeb 15, 2021


What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent a lot of time with some friends just playing cards and games on the nintendo switch and just hanging out in general. I also worked on my school projects and assignments but probably less than I should have.

What’s in your way?

This week I didn’t sleep very much. Through a series of events that were mostly unexpected and unavoidable I only slept 1 hour out of a 56 hour period of time and this really messed me up a bit. Thankfully though, I have been able to catch up on some rest.

What will you do next week?

Next week I will catch up on some of the lectures that I missed this week. I will also be spending some time working on assignments so that I can get ahead a little. Hopefully, I will also be resuming my gym routine because I wasn’t able to exercise as much as I would have liked this week.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I have not read pair programming yet but from other classes such as Data Structures (314), I am familiar with the concept and am looking forward to pair programming in this class as well to work on projects.

What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references? (this question will vary, week to week)

I am already somewhat familiar with operators, pointers, and references due to other classes such as Computer Architecture and Operating Systems however it has been very nice to receive a formal education on them like we are in this class.

What made you happy this week?

Today, Sunday, one of my good friends called me and woke me up from an afternoon nap to let me know that it was snowing outside so I got dressed and we went out and played in the snow for a while. It was really nice and I had a lot of fun. It was very pogchamp.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

My tip of the week is that in C++, “AND” and “OR” are actually keywords that are synonymous with “&&” and “||”, respectively. So if you want to use them in your code, it will actually compile and run properly.



Michael Liu