Coming back to normality.

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.

Short summary of our holiday.

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.

Ain’t I’m tired, I’m exhausted!

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!

Summary for the week.

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.

The real keyboard.

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.

IO Stream performance.

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.

Corporate people!

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!

Reykjavík Hálfmaraþon and sport watches!

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!