JOURNAL: WEEK 5               July 12 - 18, 2009


This week consisted of program, program, and more programming. The project feels like it might actual come together by the end of the 10 week period. I spent a lot of time trying things then deciding I did not like it and trying something else. I am implementing my program in Processing, which has proven great for graphics, but not the best item for basic input and output. I feel like I finally have a decent handle on that though. Hopefully as I become more familiar with the language my productivity will go up while the number and randomness of the bugs I create will go down. The program currently opens receives an input file, prints the heat map to the screen and exports it to a PDF. The PDF is a little buggy though. In the next week I hope to get the remainder of the basic features implemented and start adding some interesting things. I have attached an unofficial research plan to this page. The completion of another project in the lab has caused the hold up on getting this document approved.

New Research Plan


This weekend the Lab got together for a Pool Part at Professor Williams' house. It was a lot of fun complete with homemade food. :) It was nice to get to see people in a relaxed environment and get to know them better. I have been trying to write my maid of honor speech for my sister's wedding next weekend (July 25), but have so far been unsuccessful. And by unsuccessful I mean all I have is Hello, for those who don't know me, I am Jill younger sister Katie. I guess I will spend most of this weekend working on that. I would like it to be a little longer I think.

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