The pain and suffering that is known as CP1

January 29, 2007 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Everyday Life

When I was browsing through my folders on my computer, I happened to have found an interesting video. This video was a time lapse video that a friend of mine took during uni back in 2005. During the 2nd semester of uni, I had this subject called Computing Project 1 (CP1) and it required you to form a group and work on a project for either the university, or an actual client.

My role in the group was documentation and testing. None of the other guys wanted to do documentation so I opted for it. Now within the final week of the project, and the deadline coming up, every group was behind in EVERYTHING from documentation, coding, etc. So what my group and a few others decided to do was stay overnight in the CP1 labs and work on our projects. I of course decided to stay for 5 days and 5 nights. Yep, you read that right. I did not return home for 5 days so I could work on the documentation. But of course my friend stayed only 3 nights but left his computer for 4 nights. So the video below starts from midday Tuesday till late Friday afternoon.

Now you are probably thinking what a nut. Well yes, I was rather insane in doing it but it had to be done. Simply if I was at home, I would have gotten NO WORK DONE AT ALL. Well lucky for me that I could drive and I could head out to buy food, but even more lucky to know that there are showers in the building that the labs are in. Normally these showers are for the uni staff who stay overnight as well.

Though it wasn’t all just work and sleep. There were hours of catching up on anime, playing Quake 4, still having to goto my other classes, and help out with the anime club. Food wasn’t a bad thing either, I either went to the shopping mall or drive to a relatives restaurant. But by the end of the week I was absolutely stuffed. I just wanted to get the hell out of there and sleep on a proper bed. The whole thing was indeed an experience though I could probably see myself doing something similar when I get a full-time job, but that depends on the job lol.



8 Responses to The pain and suffering that is known as CP1

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Skh

January 29th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

Yeah, that’s a pretty insane thing to do. Being an IT student myself, I know that you have to sometimes do all-nighters to complete a project, simply because true IT students start working one week before the deadline… But 5 days straight ?! You have my respect.

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khardic_paladin

January 29th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

lol, I remember when you were doing this. You showed up to screenings like a zombie and by Thursday I could see the necromantic glow from behind your eyes.

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icie

January 30th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Respect, man.

The latest I stayed in uni, even for the big video editing projects, was 11 pm. I had been looking forward to one of those all-nighter things, but our assessment tasks never actually deteriorated to the point where we needed to do that.

Yes, I am an arts student.

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megami

January 31st, 2007 at 11:41 am

wow 5 days is dedication.
hehe But i know how you feel, comp programming projects sux…>

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Hijiko

February 2nd, 2007 at 9:15 am

5 days… wow, like icie, I’ve only done up to 11pm (until the library staff kicked us out). You’ve earned my respect, and considering my field of study, I’m probably going to end up doing something similar =|.

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motegi45

February 4th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

what song is that??

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Adun

February 4th, 2007 at 5:22 pm

The song is Night Rocker by The Chalets

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Moe Moe Rabu » Manabi Straight! - 07

March 31st, 2007 at 5:47 pm

[...] festival preparations. Seeing the 4 girls exhausted from all their work reminds me of my days from CP1, so I can pretty much relate to that. But of course, with it being summer and with a huge pressure [...]

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