Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day -002: The Project

img_20151229_065440-01.jpegI 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 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.