Tag: Tips

Programming, Tips

USACO Tips and Suggestions

So you want to do USACO? Make sure you actually like it and aren’t doing it because you want it on your college resume! (See previous article) I’m going to assume that you understand USACO well enough and competed in some competitions/looked at some problems already. But here are my suggestions


Nervious pianoist?

When I play piano in front of people, it always makes me nervous, and I almost always mess up. Back when I was younger, I was able to play pieces without making a single mistake, but when I went into middle school, I could never play a perfect piece in

Swimming, Thoughts

Tips for the 200 Fly

Swimming butterfly is hard, and uses up a lot of strength to finish, and the 200 is the most brutal (because it’s the longest). Here’s the stuff I learned trying to master the 200 fly: Butterfly is cruel, as you get tired, your technique starts to melt. Your hips start


Future City Model Tips

Ah… Future City…. and the annoying, frustrating model.   The model is my least favorite thing to do because of the time required to build the model. Sure, the virtual city usually takes upwards to 50 hours (and then add all the redos) but at least it’s individual. The model


Sim City 4 Tips

Having to do the a Sim City for Future City was really time consuming and confusing. There were so many things you had to keep track of, people to please, pollution to reduce, and money to be balanced. It consisted of many trials and errors, and more countless saves, including