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By shiftyblock, history, 2 months ago, In English,

Hey Future ShiftyBlock!

I'm a huge firm believer in documenting things, whether that means on my notebook, on my whiteboard, but I'd like to document it here.

Let's take a quick diagnostic of yourself... 80% wandering around, 20% work... Yet you still convince yourself you're doing "hard work". Seriously, cut the BS out!

Maybe by posting to CF you now have this external motivation that you won't slack off. Who knows? Or maybe that all your friends have gained rating while you really haven't?

Well, I know you listen to too much music while working. Maybe if I focused everyday for 3-4 hours, and then had a break, that would be better? Also, all the problems now at my "new" level seem hard. So then you just go and spam the editorial. Disgusting.

I have a new requirement for you to get to blue. Instead of you spamming editorials, if you actually spent 40-50 minutes looking over the problem, you might ACTUALLY have a damn chance.

Well, keep up the positive delta, and keep solving those DP problems! I'm proud of your current +100 delta, and you're on your way to being a cyan coder!

Being blue would be a huge achievement, so when you're there, make a new post for yourself! Who knows?

Best, Noob ShiftyBlock (Pupil Green)

 
 
 
 
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you're being a pretty big asshole to yourself tbh take a chill pill dude don't use that kinda voice on yourself

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    This is literally the voice I always talk to myself in...

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      I thought I was the only one in the universe being that rude to myself.

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orz

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relax bro

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Never be a tryhard to impress your friends. If you love the process of problem solving and its intricacies ,it's hard to not advance. But if you are obsessed with ratings, it will bottleneck you.

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aaah not a big deal bro you will get there....

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wtf i actually got to blue

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    Congratulations. You really made your road.

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      Thank you! Next up, purple! ( probably will take 3-6 months)

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        Good luck && have fun

        (Actually I became purple after a month when I firstly become blue)

        Try to practice your speed, then you will improve very fast.

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          How does one practice speed?

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            Practice your logic.

            Most Div.2 A/B problems are greedy.

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              Indeed logic is the bottleneck. But how does one practice logic?

              Would you recommend solving for practice:

              • only AB

              • ABC

              • only C

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                ABC

                After practicing a lot you might found that you can get the solution of the problems really fast (3 min for A, 5-8 min for B, ~10 min for C).Then your speed goes up.

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        For me it took 3 years. I am excited to see your road to purple! Hope it goes much faster than my road :D

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    Contgrats!

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    At first congratulations! Anyway, saw your profile, it shows last 60days you have solved near about 80 problems with average 1250 difficulty. Do you practice anywhere else? I mean how did you make it with this type of practice?

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      please don't stalk me

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        saw this post and out of curiosity saw your profile, that's it. I asked a general question, you should answer that rather than saying don't stalk me.

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          im not indebted to answer any of your questions. you can go use whatever software you have but at the end of the day to get better it takes hard work aka solving more problems.

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          I solved zero problems and got to Expert in 3 contests. ;-)

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            That means you either solved anywhere else, or you have another old id, i just asked that question but he took it in wrong direction.

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    You are necroposting on your own blog . Are you serious man! We are here to read some good blogs and you are simply refreshing your "good" post . Why ? Anyway,,

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Congratulations brother !!!