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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pmemory day 5

32/50 first attempt
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During my review and retry at the same set of numbers, I missed 3.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pmemory Day 4

The videos are beginning to cut off because of the volume that I am memorizing.
First attempt: 26/40
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Second attempt: 14/40
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I got 38/40 after my first retry

Third Attempt: 29/40
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Here are the numbers that I memorized yesterday after retrying the same numbers. I started typing them in the video:
49, 4, 39, -, 69, 74, 14, 82, 8, 87, 9, 26, 47, 72, 93, 2, 3, 77, 61, 6, 44, 88, 49, 58, 40, 65, 81, 45, 57, 70, 40, 9, 99, 67, 4, 38, 54, 1, 97, 29



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pmemory Day 3

Day 3 of my informal series of my journey to become a grandmaster of memory
19/30 first attempt
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9/30 second attempt
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24/30 third attempt
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pmemory Day 1


I am going to try again in 1 hour
First Test 6/10
Second Test 9/10 My friend told me the answer on 3 of them
Third Test 8/10 My friend told me the answer on 2 of them
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10 out of 10 with no help!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Flappy Bird Tutorials

I have begun a series on how to make Flappy Birds in Android. Please watch and comment. I will be glad to answer questions. Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AynQbGHxCJY. Watch it at 2x speed.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Interest

I have become aware that I am not interesting. Some of my thoughts today: I am not interesting, the things that I do are not interesting, and I have to keep finding new ideas to engage my attention, otherwise I am lost.

From now on, I am going to leave my revisions in my posts, because I want the world to see what were my thoughts in writing this.   to see my basest thoughts unrefined words.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Application Out!

Loaded coin and dice is an android application that lets you cheat on games that need a coin or a dice. You can also use it as a legitimate coin or dice. You can find it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.timeactive.loadeddice.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

College

One thing I wish I did for myself - if I could go back in time and start over as a freshman in high-school - is look up essay prompts for college applications and begin thinking and writing about these prompts. Starting early will give you more time to think, reflect, and revise your essays. Of course, the prompts are different every year, but it's easy to accommodate college essays to many different prompts. Here is one of them from CommonApp this year:

Think about an incident or time when you experienced failure.  How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?

When you have a lot of time and no pressure to consider this prompt, you will be able to expand beyond what a normal college applicant would say. You may realize how bad you are at writing, but that's why you are doing this before it becomes a necessity - to be prepared.

UT Austin 4

For incoming Longhorn freshmen, here are some summer research opportunities and programs:
http://cns.utexas.edu/research-experience/undergraduate-research/summer-research-academy

Also, you should apply to the summer bridge program even if you aren't "invited". I wasn't invited, but I got waitlisted (and then denied). I am aware of one person who didn't get invited and got it, but I don't know a lot of people, so I am sure there are others. Here is the link to that for all of you rising seniors: http://www.utexas.edu/enrollment-management/programs/summer-bridge

Friday, May 9, 2014

UT Austin 3

The UT electrical engineering department has free seminars every two or three days over relevant, applicable topics.

Check it out: http://www.ece.utexas.edu/events

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UT Austin 2

Longhorn Startup is another exciting opportunity at UT. It is a set of classes that fosters and encourages the growth of new companies. Students across all majors can take these courses as long as they have a startup idea - a problem they want to solve and a way to solve it. It may be that you're idea is only in its infant stages, and that's okay! This program will help you understand what's feasible, what's not, and will get you to hone your idea into something that is effective on a larger scale. This program will also work on your sales pitch and will connect you with the resources and people necessary to achieve your goal. Mark Cuban played some role in this too. Here's the application: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&hl=en&formkey=dHl6cmxpbDhKdUxiM3p5bE9oUmVvV1E6MQ#gid=0

Here's their website: http://longhornstartup.com/

This will hopefully be helpful to me, because I want to make applications that reach a greater audience. I've made Android vocabulary apps and calculators. I have a general understanding of how to make a game, but it takes a motivated team and a lot of time to make something beautiful.

Although I live in Dallas, it is convenient to get to and from Austin by bus. And here is the website for that:
http://us.megabus.com
The fare is $10-$20, really cheap.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

UT Austin

Even though I know I am going to UT Austin, I still doubt my choice. Although I am not yet there, I already feel the pressure of student loans. I tell myself I have little reason to worry, but I still can't sleep at night because of this pervasive anxiety.

I am going to reinforce my desire to go by researching the pros and the wealth of ideas available at UT. And I will share this research over the next few days.

I am going to start off simple. UT offers career fairs that host a number of employers: Dell, Google, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot - a few that stood out to me. Most of them are looking for computer science majors. This is the website: http://cns.utexas.edu/career-design-center/career-events/career-fairs. This expo has passed, but I'm sure next year's will be the same if not better.

UT also offers career guidance, interview training, and networking advice for free. This is managed by the liberal arts school. Apparently, career coaching usually costs $100 dollars an hour. Here is the website for more information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Coaching/Overview.php

Please Comment and share your ideas!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Donations

If you would like to donate money, and you can't see the donate button on your phone, change the view to  web view.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Speeches

So I am practicing speeches for Academic Decathlon by recording myself imitating other famous speeches, and I couldn't find the words for Nick Selby's speech - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98nNpzE6gIs - for the Georgia Tech freshman convocation. I transcribed them here (This is not the full speech - just the epic part) :

We chose Georgia Tech, because we want to do the impossible. And this school is equipped with the resources and faculty to help us do just that. And so in the words of Sir Isaac Newton, "if I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Georgia Tech is proud of its many traditions, but the one I find most exciting is our tradition of excellence. Our mission as students is not to follow in the footsteps of the astronauts, Nobel prize laureates, and president who graduated before us, but to exceed their footsteps, crush the giants on whom we stand. We here are all such innovative people. So I am telling you (nod), "if you want to change the world, you're at Georgia Tech; you can do that. If you want to build the Ironman suit, you're at Georgia Tech; you can do that. If you want to play theme music at your convocation speech like a badass, we're at Georgia Tech; we can do that. I am doing that! Congratulations on your acceptance, and brace yourselves for a helluva ride on your way to becoming a helluva engineer.



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Grandmaster of Memory

I have a new app out. It is "Grandmaster of Memory". Although it's not finished, you can use it to test your associations of playing cards to images and numbers to images. More functions will be added. You can download it on the app page in the description on the right. Thank you!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Question: I wanted to post this on TV tropes, but I don't want to get an account. Instead of surrendering when the fire nation launches a counter-strike on their submarines, why don't earth-benders try to tunnel their way off the island? In fact, in preparation for the invasion, why don't Toph and other earth-benders create a tunnel system under the island to use to raid or to create a giant sinkhole during the eclipse?