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Archive for April, 2009

Math Club

My (regionally) high (they’re not high) AMC and AIME scores caught the attention of a group of students at Canadian Academy, where I took the tests. One of them contacted me a few weeks ago, and I’ve been joining them in their unofficial 3-hour meetings every Saturday since. Actually, I will probably not be going […]

Swimming Tips?

Pay attention to arms, hands, and fingertips. They lead. Try this with the butterfly. Bending at the knees a little can help with propulsion and efficiency. eh this is an old post that I obviously never finished but now that I am cleaning up, I don’t really want to delete. Posting anyway.

C++ Language Tutorial — Basics of C++: Structure of a Program

Initially, I looked at C++ Language Tutorial by Juan SouliĆ©, but I found Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel recommended on the KDE development page, so I am going to read both. At first glance, Eckel’s book looks like a really heavy read. If I may say so, it’s very… hard-core? Perhaps bleak? Okay, I […]

Dive Into Python — Chapter 2. Your First Python Program

I’ve been working my tail off for the past two months to finish some schoolwork by a March deadline. It was my fault, but how I hate it! I still have a July deadline that is about to eat me, but you don’t care about that. :) Because of the helpful distractions, I haven’t been […]

Back Pain

I have had chronic back pain for almost ten years. It’s not severe, but lately it’s been bothering me so much that I can’t sit still for more than 10 minutes at a time. That, and a throbbing headache. My mom took me to a doctor. After a two-hour wait and a few X-rays, he […]

Learning Common Lisp

Many online sources say that Lisp is a “programmable programming language.” Defining my own macros, being creative, and all that sounded a lot like the Art of Problem Solving spirit. So I decided to learn it. I’m reading Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel. The examples make things clear. I can’t say much else because […]