Thursday, December 15, 2011

CEG Birds

Main canteen, WIFI tree, Chemistry dept, SNH, Gallery, Thiruvalluvar statue, Gurunath stores, Mech dept..

wait.. by now you must get the connection between these places. These places are over populated only at un-peak hours. Yes, these are the best places for the birds to put kadalai. These birds usually occupy these places as fast as possible because these places are alloted in first come first serve manner.

Knowingly or unknowingly the girl bird will always arrive before the boy bird. So the boy bird should ask sorry everytime. As a punishment that innocent boy bird has to spend for whatever that girl bird eats.

I seriously still can't figure out what a boy bird and girl bird can speak for 4 hours continuously. As far as I know there are only stuffs like movies, songs, studies and food which are common between these birds. I think those birds discuss about politics, Indian economy, India 2020 and Global warming. Even Abdulkalam can't talk 4 hours continuously.

Starting at 7AM in the morning other than class hours till 2AM these birds discuss over phone seriously. They start with questions like "ate huh? what ate?.. oh.. I ate briyani, chicken in our mess :P " which continues as "Our mess food is the worst food. Lets go out somewhere for dinner" and so on. Then suddenly the girl bird starts to tell some great stories which the boy bird don't even cares. Bored of it, the boy bird again starts to discuss about F1 race, Horse race and all and that girl bird gets bored. So both of these birds got bored and by now they must cut the line. But they won't. They look around what's around them and start talking about it. In most cases, the boy bird's room mate acts as an object for those birds to discuss and lollifying. Dei itha mattum niruthungadaaa please :@ :@

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How to get started with topcoder algorithm competitions?

Requirements :

You need the experience of solving 2 problems in any online judge (like Sphere Online Judge (SPOJ), Lightoj, Codeforces) in any programming language of your choice. That will give you an idea about how are your programs tested online. After getting some idea about how online judge works, you can very well start with TOPCODER.

Getting into Topcoder Arena :

1) Register at TopCoder and login.
2) Download this applet :
3) If that file appears as a Java icon, you do have JavaWebStart. Skip to step 6.
4) If you don't have Java web start (which means you don't have a file named javaws in your Java bin directory) you have to download it from
5) If you still don't see the Java icon, just right click->open with-> choose the location of bin/javaws in your disk
6) Just open that file. It will download some updates and start the applet.
7) You are done! You can now practice or participate or whatever you want!

You can know the timings of SRMs at Topcoder events calendar.

More about SRM :

Topcoders are divided based on their rating as Grey coders(Beginners), Green coders, Blue coders, Yellow coders and Red coders(PRO's). Coders are divided into two categories Division 1(where Red, Yellow and Blue coders compete) and Division 2(where Grey and Green coders compete). You can register for an SRM from 3 hours before the contest time to 5.01 minutes before the contest time. There are two phases in an SRM
1) coding phase 2) challenging phase. More explanation can be seen here.

Your base rating is 1200. Your rating changes according to your performance in SRMs.
You can get a complete idea of rating by looking at these graphs

You can see your graph by typing the username/handle in the left bottom of page

Hope this post helps! Have a happy coding!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Odd vs Even semesters at CEG

Odd semester Life

  • is when you get more number of treats and birthday bumps
  • is when you feel Saturdays and Sundays are boredom
  • is when you sit opposite to Vivek audi from 8pm to 9pm
  • is when you feel mess food sucks
  • is when you start studying even before 2 days of exams
  • is when you refresh the homepage of facebook again and again for no reason
  • is when you admire at freshers enjoyment at AGNI
  • is when you spend most of the time on FIFA, Counterstrikers or DotA
  • is when you crave for next semester

Even semester Life

  • is when you never sleep before 1AM
  • is when you spend more money for Egg briyani and Egg dosa
  • is when you think Techofes + Kurukshetra > 10.0 GPA
  • is when you stare at your crush came in saree
  • is when you feel Educational system sucks
  • is when you sleep frequently at boring hours
  • is when you get more number of OD's & proxy attendances
  • is when you download benchmate notes for last night preparation
  • is when you get closer to many seniors and juniors
  • is when you work in a team with unity
  • is when you dream as you are a hero every night