kcalB's blog

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

Dear Competitive Programmers,

What do you often do after the contest ?
I would probably keep turning on the page after 5 minutes and refreshing it to see the System Verdict's Percentage go up with a thinking that : "It's almost there!".
(Sorry for using the same idea as the last time. I just wanted to know people's opinion)

 
 
 
 
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4 weeks ago, # |
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Hmm... I would watch a whole movie (about 2 hours) to ensure that when I come back the System Verdict has finished.

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    4 weeks ago, # ^ |
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    You can watch another one waiting for rating recalculation.

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      4 weeks ago, # ^ |
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      Yeah, it's often take about 15-30 minutes for Rating Recalculation.

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      3 weeks ago, # ^ |
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      Rating " re-calculation " ?

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Texting to my friends about the mistakes I made in the exam. Basically I do lot of whining

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Please do not open blog named "During contests".

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After contest my brain is somewhat tired, not wanting to stress myself out, I close my laptop, and walk out of my room.

Then, I cook and eat the meal I skipped so that I could do this contest (usually lunch). If I finished the contest in class (which I have done a few times actually) I walk out of the classroom and get some water/maybe food (don't want to piss of teachers too much).

Then I engage myself in some other productive activity, until I have completely un-contest-fied my mindset (2-3 hours maybe). If you don't have something to do read a book.

When I go back to the problems, I look at the problem for like 2 minutes then realize OH I CAN'T BELEIVE I DIDNT GET THAT without even reading editorial. Don't read the editorial first because I can usually come up with atleast some ideas before getting spoon fed knowledge.

Then the editorial says "wow proof is obvious readers prectic" but the proof was basically the whole problem. So then I message svlad_cjelli and all my problems solved.

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Open predictor to find out how much I gained/lost. And wait until it gets sync.

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I usually cry after contest. Especially when I see the predictor's value of my future rating change.

But if seriously, I look my friends' or some top CF users' solutions, try to understand their ideas and gain new knowledge.

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Because I'm from Vietnam, the contests usually end at 10:30 to 11 PM, so then I go to sleep and hope my submissions and my rating change all in GREEN :).

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    And then you see your color is green instead of the submissions :)