Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day -002: The Project

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had been missing a picture of a belen to
match the spirit of the season.
I'm rectifying
it now with this shot I took of the nativity diorama from the
Carmelite monastery where I attend
Mass.

We tried the Caffe
Verona Roasty Sweet & Dark Cocoa beans
today.
This was the second half of Emily's
cousins' birthday present to me. What can I say? The coffee was
excellent! And I've leveled up some more
in my snobbery, too, because now I weigh the portion of the
beans on a digital scale instead of just winging
it.

I spent most of the day
working on my optical mark recognition project.

I'm working with href="http://sdaps.org">SDAPS, a truly remarkable
open source project. This will change the way we run surveys at
Ateneo. I've got the hang of working with the software now.
Today I put together a generic answer sheet which can be used
for exams. I also put together a spreadsheet that can
automatically check and grade the answers from its output. I'm
just waiting for my sheet-fed scanner to arrive so I can really
fly.

Reading



I'll
put in some reading time with A Moveable
Feast
after I put this blog post away. Quite a busy
day so I was not able to hide away with the
book.

Learning



Still
on the Memrise Mandarin program. Alas, I have hit a bit of a
snag with Pinyin. More practice required, I'm afraid. I'm
thinking I may need to jack up the time I spend with
Chinese.