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Year-end Summary-2023

It's the end of the year again, and as usual, it's time to write a year-end summary. This is the second year I've written a year-end summary, and I hope I can continue this habit and review what I've done each year.

Timeline#

In the first half of the year, I mainly focused on studying the basics of 408: data structures and algorithms, computer networks, operating systems, and computer architecture.

I installed Arch Linux for two months, and during that time, I encountered numerous bugs, but I managed to overcome them with the help of Google. I remember when I needed to download Matlab for a course experiment, I encountered a bug that took me three whole days to debug before I could use it properly. However, in the end, Discord, both the web version and the software, couldn't be opened, which was the last straw. I really wanted to try Midjourney, but I couldn't open Discord no matter what, so I ended up switching systems.

In the first half of the year, I also worked on the "One Life, One Chip" project for a while, but I had to temporarily put it aside because I was a bit tight on time for the postgraduate entrance exam at that time.

I managed to get through the relatively boring exams in the second half of my junior year. The only thing worth mentioning is the experimental course of communication modeling and simulation. It was taught by an enthusiastic and energetic female teacher who genuinely wanted us to learn something, and the exam wasn't too difficult for us (although in the end, the teaching assistant secretly gave us a small hint score to pass). The grading was also reasonable. If you want to go further in communication, this course is worth studying well. However, at that time, I was busy studying computer science...

In May (I remember it as something that happened in the second half of the year, but I searched and found out it was specifically in May), Chen Hao, a senior, passed away. His articles and words still inspire me. I think if you want to be a programmer, you should be like Chen Hao, and there is still a long way to go. Keep working hard.

During the summer vacation, I studied harder in preparation for the postgraduate entrance exam. Every day, I went to the nearby study room with my best friend, and I even visited his university once. I felt that the teaching building cafeteria was much better than my run-down school...

About a month before the new semester started, I was studying 408 and advanced mathematics, preparing seriously for the postgraduate entrance exam. However, this year, the addition of engineering master's and doctoral programs allowed me to secure a recommendation for graduate school. I found a mentor and confirmed my graduation project with them, and since then, I have been focusing on laying the foundation until the end of the year. Sometimes I feel anxious, thinking that time is limited and there is too much to learn. But I keep telling myself that the path I have chosen is correct, and I shouldn't look back, just keep moving forward.

In the second half of the year, there were also some family matters that required me to go back home, and I went back for a little over half a month. I won't go into detail about the sad things.

Fediverse#

I created an account at the beginning of this year, but I didn't really start using it until a few months later. Sometimes I post daily life updates and complaints. I migrated from defcon.social to o3o.ca, and then to vnil.de, finally settling down. In Fediverse, I can speak freely, say whatever comes to mind, without much pressure. I have also made friends and I'm very happy about it. I will continue to play in Fediverse in the future.

Entertainment#

I watched anime, movies, and read books this year, but not as much as before. My energy was mainly focused on my studies.

PyCon China Offline#

PyCon China seems to be the only event I attended this year. The venue was the same as last year's Open Source Annual Conference, at the Microsoft Building. I received some souvenirs, listened to speeches, and met Manjusaka.

Final Thoughts#

Looking back on this year, I have grown, not stagnating, and that's a good thing, a very good thing.

I hope that next year I can make significant improvements in my professional skills and continue to grow, faster and faster.

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