Grace Lu

July 7, 2016

It’s great to have a four day weekday! It’s a little bit strange because this week feels very short although it’s only one less day of work, but I’m definitely not complaining. This week, I’m working on a large number of projects! It is definitely significantly busier than last week, as we have a deadline approaching tomorrow in terms of implementing the new grading system for the site. I’m still fixing up the project that I’ve been working on the past two weeks, although it was supposed to be due awhile ago. Even if you think you’re done, code review will always find something else for you to fix or clarify. I’m kind of sick of this project and can’t wait until it’s finally live on the site.

One very important thing I learned this week is to make sure that you’re careful when writing code: I feel like if I wasn’t as sick and was more observant when programming that I wouldn’t have needed so many code reviews. Code reviews come sparingly as well because there are many other pull requests (other people’s code that they would like to put live on the site or get reviewed) for the programmers to look over as well. I’ve been taking more time in clarifying my comments and in testing my code: as a result, I feel like I’ve been making less mistakes and getting less comments which is great. Quality is in this case better than speed.

Besides work however, I’ve gotten the pleasure of exploring some new restaurants and attending an Improv Show! On Tuesday, a few fellow interns and I went to Endgames Improv and watched two shows for $5. I initially wanted to only stay for one show, but the first one was so funny that I decided to stay for both. Definitely worth a visit if you’d like some good quality improv.


Amazing bowl of ramen from Orenchi Beyond

Yesterday, I also got to try some more ramen. One of my goals for the summer is to go to every single top-rated ramen shop in the city, so I’ve been spending a good chunk of my money on that. I went to Orenchi Beyond located on Valencia and had an amazing bowl of ramen. They were sparing with the toppings: one piece of meat, an egg, seaweed, and a few bamboo pieces and woodear. However, that piece of pork was the best piece of pork I think I’ve ever had: I always thought that people were exaggerating when they talk about pork melting in your mouth, but I now finally understand that expression. I highly recommend this restaurant: I’ve been to four other places for ramen and this is definitely the top in my opinion. I also went to Bi-Rite Creamery, one of the best place for ice cream here, and got a delicious Honey Lavender scoop.  I’m hoping to explore Golden Gate Park a bit more this weekend and see what else I may be missing out on. Stay in tune for some more SF adventures!