Oh wow. Yesterday after ECE 361, Andy and I went to Chipotle, knowing it would be a long night ahead of us --- we needed to have a part of a computer chip designed and handed in by 5:00p today. So we went to Wilkinson lab at around 7:30p. I took a break around 7:30a to grab breakfast at Sargent, and then continued fighting against unruly software that uses a graphical user interface from about two decades ago.
However, by 4:00a this morning I was the lab's master of the software, and the people there with me began to look to me as their go-to-guy (thanks to Jon, Saul, Ryan, Anuja, and Richit for being there and keeping me motivated if for no other reason than their presense). So I was glad to be able to help.
God also granted me unimaginable endurance --- my wrists got a little tired, but for all those hours of very, very, very repetitive clicking and typing, I am completely unscathed, which is a miracle. Andy jumped ship by 5:30a because of a midterm, and his wrists were already cramping up, even though he doesn't ever suffer from computer usage! Thank you, God!
For the record, I spent a total of about 22 consecutive hours in the Wilkinson computer lab.