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Achievement unlocked: 0 errors from 0 contexts [Jul. 4th, 2010|06:51 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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==23496== ERROR SUMMARY: 0 errors from 0 contexts (suppressed: 4 from 1)
==23496== malloc/free: in use at exit: 0 bytes in 0 blocks.
==23496== malloc/free: 547 allocs, 547 frees, 280,144 bytes allocated.
==23496== For counts of detected errors, rerun with: -v
==23496== All heap blocks were freed -- no leaks are possible.

I had kind of a rough day on Friday. It was the last day of class, and the final project was due at midnight. I had gotten very little sleep for the last several days. It was difficult to concentrate at work. I had planned to be in NYC for the weekend, and I was getting text messages from Paul Fenwick along the lines of "Aren't you here yet? Come play Ghostbusters with me!", and of course I desperately wanted to be there and couldn't. I felt like by trying to please everybody -- my instructor, my boss, my boyfriend, my international friends whom I get to see very rarely -- I ended up letting them all down.

I did as much as I could on the project, but it still wasn't working correctly by midnight. I turned it in, wearily packed a bag, and dragged myself to the bus terminal to board the 1:30 a.m. bus to NYC. I don't usually sleep very well on buses, but I slept like a rock, I was so exhausted. Then, having arrived in Manhattan at 7 a.m., I took the subway up to Alex oniugnip's place and proceeded to sleep for another several hours. When we finally got up and had brunch, I felt better than I had in days.

Then I checked my mail and discovered that we had a two-day extension on the project! I must not have been the only person whose ass it was kicking. I worked on it a little more and made some progress; then, we met up with Paul, Chris chrisamaphone, Stevie sstrickl, and Stevie's friend Tina and proceeded to walk the length of Manhattan with Paul and Chris. This was my second Manhattan-north-to-south walk, but the first that's ended with a three-hour diner experience involving matzoh ball soup and egg cream, as I'm now convinced all such walks should.

I spent most of the day debugging today, with breaks for bubble tea and falafel with Alex, but the tests all seem to be working as of a few minutes ago, and Valgrind corroborates. Hooray! Now we're going for a run, and after that we're headed to a potluck and a rooftop fireworks-watching with some folks Paul knows.


[User Picture]From: keturn
2010-07-05 12:18 am (UTC)
oh man. we could totally make Valgrind Achievements, along the lines of git achievements.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-06 01:07 am (UTC)
What do you think some good Achievements would be, other than "zero errors on an executable of size so-and-so"? I haven't tried any of the Valgrind tools aside from Memcheck.

Edited at 2010-07-06 01:09 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-05 09:45 pm (UTC)
If only zero Valgrind errors meant zero bugs.
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[User Picture]From: pjf_cpan_org
2010-07-05 05:51 pm (UTC)

International friends

While I can't comment on instructors, bosses, and boyfriends, I can assure you that you most certainly did *not* let this international friend down. I had an absolute blast! :)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-06 01:08 am (UTC)

Re: International friends

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[User Picture]From: cola_fan
2010-07-05 05:53 pm (UTC)
oh, bubble tea, how long it's been
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-05 09:46 pm (UTC)
Sadly, it doesn't ship well.
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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2010-07-06 02:17 am (UTC)
Congrats! Sorry, I didn't see this until just now.. I've been off the laptop until this evening :)

It was great finally meeting you in person, yay! Hopefully it will not be the last time :D

Sorry we couldn't meet up with y'all later though :/
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2010-07-06 02:21 am (UTC)
You haven't seen the last of us, Strickland!!

(especially not if we go visit Boston later this summer? or see you at a conference or conceivably in Atlanta or some other place!)

Good to get up with you in person again :)
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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2010-07-06 02:26 am (UTC)
Hahaha, if you visit Boston later this summer I will be there with open arms. I'll do the whole Freedom Trail tour guide thing like I do for the prospectives :D

But yes, we shall certainly see each other again—if not here, then elsewhere. Also, it's your fault I started following Nobody Scores! a while back. Mascot Bob, indeed.
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