Category: Top Coding

  • PersistentWindows 1.0.5 and other updates!

    Well 2014 has come and gone in a blink of an eye! Updates have been delayed due to various priorities as I was blessed with the birth of my second child the past year. I haven’t posted a new video, nor made updates to my little pet projects because it’s really hard to when you have an infant sleeping in the room adjacent to your “recording studio/living room”. That’s Manhattan living for you, but I still love it!

    Regardless, mostly because of my amazing wife, I finally am able to get a full nights rest and continue delivering on my hobbies and ideas.

    So first project update. I received such a motivating email from a random user who picked up PersistentWindows thanking me for the time I spent on it. I don’t ever expect to make any money off of that project and it was really intended to solve a problem that I was constantly dealing with at work myself. … Read the rest

  • 100 YouTube Subscribers!


    So I’ve reach a small milestone of 100 YouTube subscribers! Besides the one or two friends that I have, most of them have discovered me either via the TopCoding video¬†1 or the RandomCoding Visual Studio snippets video.

    After creating another 4 TopCoding videos, neither seemed to have the reigning success of the first video.

    The Random Coding video 2 had a decent number of views because it was a difficult solution to find and I posted it on StackOverflow. However, all others are relatively unpopular.

    I’d like to increase the reach of my videos, but I don’t want to radically change the intent. I want my videos to all be related to programming, yet have some entertaining spin.

    I’ll start thinking of some ideas for May, but want to spend most of my energy on Conflicademia.

    If any of you do have suggestions, I’m all ears!… Read the rest

  • TopCoding Video 4 is out!

    All, the 4th top coding video is out for your consumption! Thanks for all the kind comments and video subscriptions. I hope those of you who watch it actually enjoy it!

    Good night world!… Read the rest

  • New year, new blog theme – Top Coding Video 4 coming soon!

    As I start to type this, I was informed that WordPress had a pretty significant update for 2014. So I updated and also decided to just roll with the default theme as it’s pretty clean.

    I just wrapped up solving the Top Coder SRM 604 1000 point problem and dissecting it for the next video. I was tempted several times to go look at the available solutions online, but I just worked through the pain. Looking at my previous videos on the format of the top coding videos and what’s helpful, I realize that instead of creating videos to solve on the fly, it seems more helpful to solve first and identify the problem solving mechanics.

    So instead of just throwing some video content, I’m going to create a little clean Powerpoint off of my OneNote brainstorming sketches hopefully tomorrow and then record the video.

    Sweet dreams internets!… Read the rest

  • Top Coding Video 3 Uploading soon!

    Just finished my third top coding video. I really is encouraging to hear that people are interested, so I figured why not spend some time tonight for that.

    Apologies as I was using the newest version of FFSplit. I spent about an hour messing with the settings and hacking through some of the configuration file bugs. Then I spent more time, re-processing the video, because I placed the recording option from the web camera and not my headset.

    I tried to amplify the volume to 200% so that my mumbling sounded less like mumbling and I apologize if that doesn’t seem to help. I’ll try to make sure that my next video is done correctly. Again, much appreciation to all the people who has been providing me with positive feedback!… Read the rest