So as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m taking 6.005 (Software Construction) this semester, which if you remember, I described as a “notoriously tedious and time-consuming” class.
The past three weeks have validated that statement. I’ve spent an average of 6 hours each day (read: ~ 8 pm – 2 am) for the past 4 days working on 6.005. Our assignment is to create a Sudoku solver, which will read in any Sudoku puzzle and figure out a solution to it. It’s pretty cool!! Except hard to do :( So understandably, there’s been an outpouring of overwhelmed-ness amongst the 6.005 student body.
This feeling of utter panic manifested itself on the 6.005 Piazza site (Piazza is basically a site where students can ask questions and instructors/classmates can answer them – a.k.a. a way to get instantaneous answers to questions) via a thread titled: “Extended deadline for pset 2”:
“Hi, can you give a class extension for pset 2’s deadline? This is a hard pset, and we are just starting to cover the materials that are necessary to complete this pset, so it is unnecessarily demanding to finish the pset by this Thursday.
A bajillion people liked/viewed/responded to that thread, and less than 24 hours later, we all received the following email, with the subject line “6.005 announcement: Problem Set 2 Deadline Changed”:
“In response to popular demand, we have decided to move the deadline for the Beta submission of problem set 2 to Sunday 11:59 PM.
Armando and Saman”
Which in turn resulted in the following i’m-so-relieved-and-in-love-with-freedom-of-speech-and-democracy piazza post:
And the following success baby meme (credit to Edan ’12):
Which all-in-all made my Tuesday night (or Wednesdy, early morning rather) a bubble of extreme happiness.
And now I’m sharing that happiness with you :)
Happy Leap Day!