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Weekly Report -- 31/08/2012

05

Sep

2012

Spent a large portion of the week on student-related tasks rather than my own research. Did manage to spend a bit of time on Friday working with Nathan's database code to develop a script that would produce graphs for detected events.

Listened to our honours students give their practice talks throughout the week. Was very impressed with how most of the projects were coming together at this stage.

Marked my most recent 301 assignment. Lessons learned:
* Students like to assume that any example input you give them will cover all edge cases.
* It doesn't matter how many times you suggest that -Wall is a good idea, people will still ignore you and miss easy-to-fix bugs as a result.
* Including 80s pop culture references in your assignment specification makes it really easy to Google for students who have put their assignment up on random programming forums asking for help.