Sunday, May 31, 2009

ARML update

Sorry for the late update... I only got 3 hours of sleep last night.

ARML was absolutely awesome. I was on the CT A Team this year and we did pretty good. We scored 43 out of 50 on the Power Question (All 15 members of the team work for 1 hour on different facets of a difficult problem with only pencil and paper), which is right up there with the best teams. We placed 23 out of 44 teams in the A division, better than usual. (results) The B1 and B2 teams, which are still part of the CT team but are competing against other teams in the lowerr division (same problem set, though), didn't do as well, but still admirably. They were 52 and 75 of 86 in the B division , respectively.

We also got into the entertaining hijinks - stuff like staying up till 3 am playing Set, Bughouse, and Killer Bunnies; eating at the sketchiest chinese place in town and playing laser tag at the sketchiest laser tag place in the country; running en masse across 2 streets and half the campus in a 500-person crowd to get to lunch; climbing onto the roofs of covered walkways, and more.

Fun and geekery was had by all.

In other news:
Currently reading: D. B. Cooper by Elwood Reid
Read already this weekend: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy; USS Seawolf by Patrick Robinson; and The Yard: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works by Michael S. Sanders.
Laughing at: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cartoons

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