hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,


So my brother is a geek. As proof of what a big geek he is, he's advancing to the semi-finals of TopCoder's Collegiate Championship. In addition to the prize money he's won thus far for advancing to the semi-finals (on the order of around 1700 American dollars) he also has a chance at the $50,000 purse at the semi-finals to be held April 4th and 5th in Boston at MIT. So being a geek pays off some times. He instant messaged me earlier about this, and I could tell he was pretty excited, even through IM. (And he has some right to be as he pulled off quite an upset to advance to the semis.) It was pretty coold to see him so psyched about something, since he's usually pretty calm and reserved. I'm pretty proud of him . . . though on the other hand, one wonders why I'm not in the top 16 in the nation for anything I'm doing . . . hmm . . . silly brother . . . showing me up . . . maybe I'm not so proud of him . . . :P

  • new digs

    I've moved to! I've been on LiveJournal since the navel-gazing days of blogging, even paying for a…

  • Portland and Protests

    Truth is complicated. Memes and tweets serve as news for many today, and folks cherry pick their sources and the items they want to believe.…

  • Random Thoughts

    Lots of time to listen to podcasts and think/process these days . . . a few items that have been percolating in my brain ... Being a poet/imposter…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.