still chasing Round 1 codejam

So, I muffled on Round 1A of codejam, but never fear I had two more attempts to go. Got up at 3.30 this morning, revved myself with Mountain Dew and set o it at 4am….solved my first question in under 30 minutes, so I was feeling kinda groovy about the whole thing. That was the small dataset though, my large dataset attempt crashed immediately which wasn’t pleasant. You only have one chance and 8 minutes for the large dataset, so I was MEH MEH MEH. It was dying due to trying to make an int of a value it felt was too large….this befuddles me a lot as the limits for large data were 0<X<10^20, and type int, long, ulong etc are meant to handle this. I desperately Googled and tried to remedy, but this was to no avail inside the 8 minutes. So, the failboat picked me up on that one. Those points missed meant my place slowly slid down the list throughout the balance of competition from in the 400’s to a stunning sub-1000 placing (top 1000 go through).

Round 1C is tonight at 9pm my time, which is just as I finish work, so I’m making my last attempt then. At least the top 2000 competitors should be out now, so I’m competing against the lower 5000+.

Anyways, lunch with family now, so here’s a few YouTube videos that I love:

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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