kcalB's blog

By kcalB, history, 4 weeks ago, In English,

Dear Competitive Programmers,
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What do you often do 5 minutes before the contest ?
I would just turn on Youtube and watch a 5 minutes-or-less video.

 
 
 
 
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I would just keep refreshing the page to see if the time accidentally speed up or not :D

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I refresh the page to check I have 5 mins or 15 mins?

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I used to play a couple of chess bullet games :)

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I sometimes do 2-3 races at typeracer.com to warmup my fingers.

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I check if everything is ready, like asserting if I've created the contest's directory, if there are papers and a pencil nearby, if the phone is silent (so it won't bother me during the contest), etc

After that, I just stare at the contest page until it begins.

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I open up messenger and say "gl"

Then I get hyped up, which always decreases my performance

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Usually I open my registered friends profiles, to see who is currently online :D

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I spend the time hoping that there will not be a delay.

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Wake up

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Sometimes I even got overexcited like running around the house screaming "Hey Hey Hey!" :D

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I will make sure I have my templates ready, have a good internet connection, open and view which all friends registered for the contest and sometimes I read the blog post about the contest.

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Just pray so nothing bad happen like load shedding or bad internet connection and the list will go on......

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When submitting solutionin a contest using choose file button, it's difficult for me to find location of my code, so in order not to waste my time in a contest I usually submit my code to some problem before the contest. Like this, this and this.

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I listen to a 3 minutes-or-less song and make sure that everything is ready (file, draft...)