37 done. http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=problems&id=26 took me a long time as I was foolish enough to think I could solve it by dividing common data types in C#/.NET (that is, decimal or double). After searching around for BigDecimal class, I facepalmed and remembered something that was taught to me in school 15 years ago. Long division! What a beautiful way to divide with infinite precision :D
Lpargnuc's Life List
1. Become a better programmer
2. Keep a journal
3. Read more books
4. Learn a functional programming language.
5. learn to read sheet music
6. Learn to play the piano
7. exercise regularly
8. Never stop learning
9. Learn Artificial Intelligence
10. Learn Dvorak
11. drink more water
12. complete the 100 push up challenge
13. Do today what I could do tomorrow
14. gain weight
15. learn DirectX
16. blog more
17. get up earlier in the morning
18. destroy world of warcraft
19. learn calculus
How I did it: I'm the type of person who gets really addicted in these types of games. I played for 2 weeks in beta, was really addicted and pre-ordered the game but cancelled it. I didn't want to waste my life playing it, and I knew I would if I had the chance. I've been previously addicted to Ultima Online, skipping school for full weeks because of it. I knew if I bought WoW I'd play it my entire wake hours, just like I had played UO and RO … Read how I did it…
I’m currently practising using a program that generates random notes that I need to play.. it’s only for learning the basics, of course.
As I live in Finland, learning swedish is compulsory in our educational system. I used to have a serious attitude problem towards learning it. In three years I hardly learned to introduce myself, as I was always skipping classes or simply not paying any attention in them.
Seven years have passed since and I’ve started studying again, and I have a few compulsory swedish courses I need to pass. Luckily these days I’m easily motivated by the simple aspect of learning something. I’m not planning to just pass the courses, I intend to get good grades from them and learn the language.
My first course has just started, and I find myself actually understanding what the textbook (and the teacher) says. It’s hard, as I’m expected to know about what I was taught during those 3 years, but I’ve already self-learned most of it during the past year. A few days ago I corrected my friend when he said ”..gillar om..”, and he couldn’t believe the day had come when I, of all people, would correct his swedish.