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Federbear!

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OMG - Federbear! If you haven't seen any tennis recently, here he is checking out chicago:
And here's one of Federbear blogging!:
Ok, I have a feeling that I just lost my last few readers. Next blog topic, by special request -
The Tale of Thuc, the first Dragon to ever talk to herself.

js / css / php .... TCX!

So, what does a programmer do when taking a week off? Program a website, of course!
Well...I have been contracted to help out the Debating SA website, so figured I'd do some practice with a website of my own. A while ago, someone had come up with the idea of a fantasy stock market where 'companies' were TopCoder members, and their 'prices' were related to their rating. So here it is: http://padster.gyronet.org/tc/TCX/
With over 110 members, and averaging 2000 hits a day, seems like it's doing well :D The test will come just after the next SRM, the first time when share prices actually change.
Back on designing - I've managed to somehow get 4 1sts in a row, so car insurance is covered! :D
and soccer is back!! cool -have a good week all

Resolutions

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Happy Bond Year ('007) to all!
I'm not really one for resolutions - I figure, if something's good enough to do, you should not need the last digit of the date to change before you do it - but I have set a few aims for the year. E.g. getting a medal in the ACM finals, reaching a TopCoder onsite again, getting HDs for all my uni subjects {still not sure if the 84 will stand from last semester}.
Another is related to my most recent aim - eventually getting a car. Currently aiming at one of these:
Unfortunately, when getting an insurance quote, I get hit with a few additional costs due to being young, male, and not having driven for long (yes, that's on top of being young...). Anyway, the hope is to cover insurance from TopCoder designs over the summer - 22% done so far, still a bit of a way to go. The final resolution is to learn as much of Octavarium as possible - still a long way to go there too :p
Ooh, and thanks to those helping bug-fix padster::gyronet tools {tag board s…