Sometime you really want a book, but you cannot find the damn book anywhere! This is the case of Competitive Programming 3, which friends of mine referred to me many times, so I decide to give him a try. First place where normally I look for books is A., but no luck there. Then I… Continue reading Lulu
The last two weeks were pretty unusual, Magda moved to my apartment in Gdansk because finally she found a job here. She had her first day at work last week, at the beginning going to work was problematic since she knew nobody at the office which could pick her up and the only way to reach… Continue reading Coming back to normality.
I’m back in Poland, with a bag full of wine, cheese and a good quantity of prosciutto! Watching out of my office window the first thought running in my mind is “How the hell can I live in a place so cold?!?”, from +20 to -2, from running under the sun in Santa Severa to walking to my… Continue reading Short summary of our holiday.
I wasn’t programming very much in the recent period, I’m still deep involved in my combinatorics book and in a couple of papers on the Ramsey Theory, additionality in the evening before I go to bed –or when I’m in the bed– I spent few time on my new book on text algorithms. Sometime I… Continue reading Ain’t I’m tired, I’m exhausted!
This was a very long week! Most of my free time I was at the gym or on my combinatorics book learning fancy details about the pigeonhole principle, which is very simple but with large implications in problem solving. The pigeonhole principle basically say that if you want to put three pigeon in two holes,… Continue reading Summary for the week.
Back in the days, when computer were used by real computer users and nobody knew what a mouse is, the preferred input device was also the only input device: The Keyboard! When the hipster revolution began back in the seventies/eighties, the proliferation of the mouse users increased dramatically, the keyboard was still the preferred computer input… Continue reading The real keyboard.
Hi all, This was a very long weekend, some friends along with my brother and cousin came to my house in Gdansk for my birthday, we had a party –or two– and we went out to the city. We had a great time and I’m very happy! I didn’t expect it to be someone in the weekend,… Continue reading A long weekend!
Many of the competitive programming portals available on the web advice –for certain problems involving huge input reading or output printing– the user to avoid cin/cout in spite of printf/scanf: As input/output can reach huge size it is recommended to use fast input/output methods: for example, prefer to use scanf/printf instead of cin/cout in C++, prefer to use… Continue reading IO Stream performance.
I’ve been in the IT industry since a while and since much longer I hang out with IT people. I now have a certain idea about what kind of people populate the cubicles of our lovely corporations! Understanding who is what is crucial in order to be sure that each and everybody is placed in the… Continue reading Corporate people!
Hello everybody! We’re in! We’re flying to Iceland next august to run the Reykjavik half marathon, once there we wish to stay long enough to experience the beauty of the island, but the main purpose of the trip is the run! We’re going to make some serious planning from today till august in order to… Continue reading Reykjavík Hálfmaraþon and sport watches!