these pictures don't project it well

anonymous asked:

sorry to bother, how do u even get an internship or build up a resume when ur only coding experience is roughly 1 semester of an intro comp course? after switching majors my carefully planned life path is in shambles, & i already feel like i'm way behind & losing some race by starting so late, & i'll feel useless if i don't do anything over the summer. i have no idea how to even begin being a comp sci major. ofc u don't have to answer esp if it stressed u out, hope ur doing well!!

Ah, I can definitely offer you what I know from experience!

First off–give yourself a little time to calm down. These are big-picture things, so being frazzled about it right out of the gate will only make it seem more stressful.

I was in a similar(ish) boat. I thought I wanted to do biomedical engineering until late into sophomore year I realized all the projects I’d really enjoyed were coding projects. So I switched to engineering modified with computer science without actually having any CS courses under my belt.

Over the summer I had a resume screening, then a first-round interview with Microsoft through my college’s recruitment program. This past fall I got flown out to Redmond Washington to interview with them. Microsoft final-round interviews are four complete interviews in four hours.

In each and every one of them, I brought up the (kinda humorous) fact that my resume and transcript was real sparse on CS classes. I made it entirely clear why, that I realized sophomore year I really really like coding, and I was willing to uproot my current and careful plan to pursue that. (One of my interviewers had been a physics major who then pursued coding afterward, so he could relate.) I told a story about the moment I realized what I wanted to do, and made it as entertaining and clear as possible that I’m serious about my switch.

They like to hear about projects! I made a program last year that took audio files and deconstructed the frequencies out of them. I made it because I was researching the Fourier transform and just got all carried away with taking it to the logical extreme. That program was terribly formatted, made with all the grace of a non-CS student who doesn’t know shit for nothing about computers, A real CS major would have looked at the repeated lines of code and started crying, probably. I didn’t bring that part up. I just talked about it as something to prove my own creativity and capacity and passion–it was a formative part in me wanting to pursue CS.

As a whole, they’re less concerned with the name of your major and your list of classes than they are with what you can say about yourself, your passions, your projects.

As for the technical part of the interviews, the nice thing is that they tended to not be that technical. Like, they don’t anticipate you code an app before their eyes. They ask you “write a program that can [xyz]” and they then expect you to brainstorm through your process (they’ll give you hints along the way) and write up a proto code on the whiteboard. Because you’re physically writing on a whiteboard with only about 30 minutes of time, they don’t anticipate it’ll be perfectly written or very long. I was using C, a language I hadn’t had real practice in in over a year. I’m certain there were random syntax errors in my solutions, but I’d already told them I was approaching CS from a weird angle. They were more interested in whether or not I could problem solve, test and backtrack, explain my code, and formulate a solution. 

I got the internship, having never technically taken a class out of my college’s CS department (although, I’d been exposed in some of my engineering courses).

As for preparation, if your college has a career development center, they can help tons. Our center offers free hour-long sessions (I think you can only book one per week?) and one of the workers there helped walk me through creating a decent resume. Also advisers! Track down your adviser, or the CS Department head and talk with them about what the requirements are for a CS major. They’re there to help you. (Your college’s website may list it out as well.)

And if you find yourself prepping for a technical interview without much background, the internet is your friend! I worked through parts of my college’s CS10 class’s website while I was preparing (I hadn’t taken CS10, but the website was available to anyone who searched it.) As well as Khan Academy videos (funfact: the algorithms section of Khan Academy was entirely drafted up by one of my college’s profs–I’ve spoken to him a few times.)

I think that’s the extent of what I know. I hope it can help you some. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!

anonymous asked:

Fae Bulkhead and Wheeljack totally adopted Miko when she got lost in the forrest after running away from home as a child. Shes immidiently attatched to Bulkhead, and is always climbing on him to ride on the top of his head. He loves his tiny human daughter, and bonds with her greatly over some Fae like sport. Wheeljack meanwhile just smirks at the way his child is behaving, and has started to train Miko to wield some dangerous weapons. Bulkhead is not so amused xD

Oh my gosh!  I love this idea!  Thank you for giving me the excuse to design fae Bulkhead and Wheeljack!  XD  

I can see Miko being in an orphanage as a kid and eventually having to run away into the woods because she finally picked one fight too many.  Luckily Wheeljack has no problem teaching her how to channel her aggression in the form of close quarters combat.  She’s also very creative so Bulkhead will often provide her with with different materials for her craft projects or teach her how to play fae instruments.

Hey y’all! I’m back from my break and better than ever, and I’m so excited to share my new project with all of you!

Yep, you probably guessed it, I’m starting a studytube! I don’t have any videos yet, but hopefully I’ll be posting regularly by the end of the month! If you want to go ahead and subscribe, you can do so here. Another side note, I’m setting up an instagram account as well, where I’ll post more frequent pictures of my bullet journal and my summer studies (the username is @/lin.mstudies). 

I’m so excited to begin this project, and I hope you’ll give my channel a shot!

anonymous asked:

Hey! May I ask why there seems to be a general dislike for Brian from SnakeBytesTV in the community? I'm not saying I like him, because I've only seen a handful of videos. I'd just like to get the overall on him before making a judgement. Don't feel as though you have to reply if you don't want to, I'm just curious. Thankyou!

Oh man, so this can be a touchy subject to some people (ie. his hoard of followers that blindly listen to everything he says) but here are a few of the things he’s done:
Not updated people who put money down to be included in the scaleless ball python project, cut all contact with them
Posts photoshopped pictures of ‘mr smooth’ rather than actual pictures (actual pictures show he is incredibly dry and unhealthy, with a growth on his stomach) 
Cohabitates his bearded dragons together, and his leopard geckos together as well in small cages
Keeps his giant snakes in tubs that they can barely coil up in
Gives his snakes no enrichment whatsoever, just has them in tiny rack systems with a single water bowl
Has a ton of bad reviews where animals come in skinny or emaciated, with mites, or they regurge their first meal with the owner and die the week after

There’s just a ton he does wrong, and he claims to be the face of the reptile trade which is not okay in my opinion. You can see more of what he’s done, along with links to sources, in my ‘bhb critical’ tag :)


HA    HA    HA.    i don’t care about anything anymore. I’m finally done with this little pet project and I wish I could’ve taken better pictures.  Oh wells, I’m pretty happy with it (:

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Posting the ongoing project Haus of Gorey because seeing it in pictures might help me spot what’s missing. I’m not feeling the lot currently. It’s one of the Belladonna Cove’s residentials (245 Main Street) with walls in new places. Upstairs is supposed to be living space, downstairs is dedicated mostly for Allegra’s PI business, and while the second floor might just as well do as it is, the ground floor is a problem. I probably should find custom pinboards, I’m recycling the EA ones on basically every lot.

Outside is dedicated to poseboxes.


So, because I had this idea rolling around in my head and, as part of my nature, get distracted by pointless projects pretty easily, I decided to make a map of all the EA worlds and some of my most liked custom worlds to see how they would fit together. I took screenshots of each overview as well as playing through a day to see which direction the sun set. The second “project” picture shows how I did the coastlines for the towns.

No, Midnight Hollow does not exist to me. Monte Vista, Shang Simla, Al Simhara, and Champs le Sims seem to not be a part of “SimNation” and have been left off. Additionally, Lunar Lakes is technically supposed to be off world, so it doesn’t appear either.

“I want to be taken across the ocean. I want to see other lands. I want to see Isthima, and Cortoza, I want to see the place where Iphegenia waited, the great palace where Arsaces gave himself to a lover…” | captive prince realism project

Horoscope for August 1st, 2016
  • Aries: Separate the wheat from the chaff today. Look at your relationships and decide who your true friends are. You're loyal, which is to your credit, but why be loyal to people who don't return it? You've given these so-called friends plenty of chances to demonstrate their affection. It's time to let them fall by the wayside and free up time to spend with your real friends.
  • Taurus: Whether you acknowledge it or not, Taurus, creation is the central theme of your life. If you aren't an artist or writer, you should be. There are plenty of creative ideas in your head clamoring to be expressed. Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose, and you may be astonished by what you're able to produce. Your brain does have two sides. It's time to use both.
  • Gemini: You seem to be filled with questions, Gemini. Some of them are big, some trivial. All you know is that they preoccupy you, and the answers aren't readily apparent. Don't fret. All that will change by day's end. The planetary configurations are such that all the confusing events of recent days will begin to make sense. Your world will once again seem calm and orderly. Enjoy it.
  • Cancer: You're an individual, Cancer, but sometimes it's hard for you to suppress your uniqueness in order to get the job done. It may not be you. The problem may be your job. If you're feeling like you don't have enough fun in your life or you aren't using the full potential of your creativity, this might be a good time to make a change - a big change. You're ready to take on new challenges.
  • Leo: Your ego may be bruised by events from a few days back. Has it occurred to you that it's within your power to right the wrong you feel was done to you? It isn't a matter of confrontation but of conversation. The person in question is probably unaware of what they did or said. An expression of your dismay might elicit an apology. You'll both feel better for having cleared the air.
  • Virgo: Today's planetary configurations are pushing you to get some perspective on your life and the lives of people closest to you, Virgo. You must admit that you've been rather selfish lately. You aren't the center of the universe, so why do you sometimes act like you are? This is a day to make amends with friends and loved ones. They'll welcome you back with open arms.
  • Libra: This is a day to be up front with your partner, Libra. It's possible that your relationship has reached some sort of stalemate. It's up to you to get that fire burning brightly once again. How? You know the drill - romantic time alone is all it takes. A nice outfit, a reservation at the best restaurant, and you and your mate are back in business.
  • Scorpio: This is a day of untold opportunity, Scorpio. If you've been concerned that you haven't been using your full creative potential, you can put that concern to rest today. Your creativity is boundless and you'll finally realize it. Be on the lookout for any unusual opportunities. Someone or something you encounter could have meaningful ripple effects on you.
  • Sagittarius: There's tension in the air today, Sagittarius. Even though it isn't your doing, you may want to keep a low profile, especially if you need to work. Try to avoid any discussions. Just because someone is confrontational doesn't mean you have to rise to the bait. It would be better if you didn't. Keep to yourself and all of this will blow over by tomorrow when it will be safe to mingle again.
  • Capricorn: You're a dreamer at heart, Capricorn. You prefer not to think about material things. That explains why you tend to forget groceries or dry cleaning. You're happiest if things get done for you. But circumstances today will force you to handle some of these mundane chores. You'll feel better by day's end just knowing you can be self-sufficient even if you don't want to be.
  • Aquarius: If you follow your instincts and dare to take some risks, Aquarius, you'll be handsomely rewarded. You have the capability to make a good project great. Do your best not to get distracted today. Keep your eye on the big picture rather than let yourself get bogged down in details. You'll find that when you take care of the big issues, the little ones take care of themselves.
  • Pisces: Finally, Pisces, you'll be able to breathe a long overdue sigh of relief. It's likely that you've been worried about your finances for some time. Well, you need worry no longer. The events of today either put you back in the black or show you a clear path to get there. You've been working hard to resolve these financial matters. You can now start working smarter.
Horoscope for April 22nd, 2016
  • Aries: You tend to be intuitive by nature, but today you could receive psychic impressions by the dozen. You might even experience visions or hear voices. Don't worry – you aren't going crazy! You do, however, need to pay attention to these messages. They may have immense personal or even planetary significance. If you can't make sense of them, write them down. It should all be clear to you later.
  • Taurus: Communication with friends and partners should be clear, open, honest, and supportive today. Camaraderie flows freely, and affection is shown without restraint or overkill. If you're presently involved but not yet committed, a declaration of love and an expression of desire to move the relationship to the next level could be in the wind. At the very least, your lover should pay you a compliment or two!
  • Gemini: Have you been reading about how a positive mental outlook creates a healthy body and a happy life? If so, you might just find that this attitude brings results. You're feeling strong, fit, and mentally sharp. Career interests seem to be looking up for you. A fringe benefit is that you're probably feeling especially intuitive, too. Keep doing whatever you've been doing to bring this all about, because it's working!
  • Cancer: Research that you've been doing for a particular project may finally be completed. Now you're ready to finish your work. Your mind is especially sharp right now, so this is a good time to work on any kind of project that involves communication. If you're a writer, your publishing prospects look good. Romance also should be going well. Perhaps you just became aware of a strong psychic bond between you and your beloved. Make the most of it!
  • Leo: Dreams and visions about your family paint a rosy picture of your future. These dreams could well be prophetic, but don't jump to that conclusion without first analyzing the symbols and discerning what your dreams are trying to tell you. There could be something that you need to consider before you can move ahead toward the future you want to create. But remember that dreams can be interpreted in more than one way!
  • Virgo: Tonight you might decide to attend a social gathering held in your community that involves a lot of people who are into psychic or spiritual matters. This should be an interesting experience for you, because you could not only glean a lot of fascinating information but also make some new friends. Someone could recommend a few intriguing books. Keep your eyes and ears open, and take your address book with you. Have fun!
  • Libra: If you've been uncertain about the possibility of a raise in your salary, today you could finally be told for certain that it's coming. This is definitely cause for celebration. You might want to call a friend or romantic partner and propose a night on the town. Your good luck shows signs of continuing if you keep on working as hard as you have been. Now it's time to enjoy it!
  • Scorpio: Love and romance take top priority with you today. You might be feeling a little insecure about the stability of your current relationship, but you're wasting your energy. For now, at least, things look very promising for you and your current lover. You should be communicating well and getting along great. Use your intuition to tune in to your friend's mind, and you'll probably feel your doubts and uncertainties slip away. Enjoy your day.
  • Sagittarius: If you play your cards right, you just might be able to turn what you're picking up psychically into an exalted creative effort. The emotions and images flowing into your brain might be obscure, but they're significant in some way. Whether you write, play music, dance, or paint, you could be blown away by your own work. Whatever your materials, get them out and memorialize your inspiration. Tomorrow you'll be glad you did!
  • Capricorn: Expect to exchange a lot of phone calls and emails with friends today. Communication with others is your top priority. You have a lot of news to deliver and you'll receive a lot in return. Much of what you hear could be useful for whatever you're involved with now. The only downside is mental overload. You could feel as if your brain has spent the day running a marathon.
  • Aquarius: Financial good fortune continues, although old habits are hard to break and you might have difficulty adjusting to it. You could alternate between wanting to buy out the store and continuing to pinch pennies the way you used to. That's OK. Everybody has to make adjustments in life. Second only to falling in love, this will probably be one of the most pleasant adjustments you'll ever have to make!
  • Pisces: Are you going on a trip or possibly moving? Is education involved in some way? Whatever your reasons for going away, you're going to gain whatever you hope for - and more. Writing, teaching, and anything involving communication should go very well right now, including conversations with a romantic partner. Your mind is quick and retentive right now, so make the most of it.