As I’ve mentioned before, I recently got a GitHub account and I’m now posting the source to my personal projects there for anyone to see, however this presented an issue as I felt I had to select a specific Open Source License for them instead of just putting the source code out there without […]
I had recently been looking for a good version control system in which to keep track of my personal projects. I had looked for several alternatives and considered hosting a Git or SVN server myself, however I ultimately chose to go with github since it is a nice, publicly accessible solution which suits my current needs well (I don’t have a need for a private server and my projects are Open Source) and I had heard and read a lot of good things about it.
Chess 2 is the second of the three problems in the 2011 Facebook Hacker Cup elimination round 1B. I completely forgot about round 1A last Saturday and was unable to compete then. In this problem, you find yourself faced with a modified game of chess played on a 16×16 board and that contains some new […]
Double Squares is the 1st (and the easiest) of the 3 problems posted in the qualification round for the Facebook Hacker Cup. It consists of calculating how many combinations of adding two squared (integer) numbers equal a given number.
Peg Game is the 2nd (and the hardest) of the 3 problems posted in the qualification round for the Facebook Hacker Cup. It basically consists of dropping a ball through a series of pegs from the top and calculating the optimal drop position and the probability of success for making it fall on a particular slot on the bottom. Here are some thoughts on it…
I first heard about the Facebook Hacker Cup on Twitter from @lhchavez, a friend of mine, a couple of hours before it started. Being a seasoned programming contest participant (I went all the way to the 2009 ACM-ICPC World Finals), I was immediately interested and promptly signed up for it.
Argote’s Flickr poster for IPB forums is a Web-App (still in Beta) which uses the Flickr API to get information for the photos of a particular Flickr user and generates BB code to post any of his/her images on IPB based forums and is “what I’m currently working on”.