Another coder in a pool of coders.

  1. … and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night comes alive with the music of dragons.
    — GRRM, AGoT


  3. One thing all the stories agreed on: King Robert was dead.
    — GRRM, AGoT

  4. My brother is undoubtedly arrogant. My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb. Shall I bleat for you?
    — Tyrion Lannister

  5. Out, damn you, I’m done with you. What are you waiting for? Go, run back to Winterfell. And make certain I never look on your face again, or I swear, I’ll have your head on a spike!
    — Robert of the house Baratheon

  6. I’m Arya Stark of Winterfell, and if you lay a hand on me my lord father will have both your heads on spikes. If you don’t believe me, fetch Jory Cassel or Vayon Poole from the Tower of the Hand. Now are you going to open the gate, or do you need a clout on the ear to help your hearing?
    — Arya Stark of Winterfell

  7. Whatever you may believe of me, Lady Stark, I promise you this – I never bet against my family.
    — Tyrion Lannister

    From Tyrion’s POV, this could be another way to imply that a Lannister always pays his debt. A Lannister always finishes what he starts. Or he could be stating that he is unquestionably loyal to his family.

  8. The purple story.

    Before you go any further, be warned; this is a bragging post!

    I wanted this to sound like “The Purple Wedding”, but I couldn’t pull it off.

    Codeforces #$259$ Div$2$ held today and I have to say, it was fun, at least for me. It was a Chinese round, there have been a lot of that recently. Chinese rounds are always interesting, most of the problems are Maths problems that require more thinking than coding. And it was the case in this round. There were five problems in Div $2$ as usual and I managed to solve three this time around. This is only the second time where I solved three problems (A, B and C).

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  9. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
    — Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell

  10. Every flight begins with a fall.
    — GRRM

  11. There are different kinds of wings.

    An excerpt from A Song of Ice and Fire; A Game of Thrones.

    The crow landed on his hand and began to eat.

    “Are you really a crow?” Bran asked.

    Are you really falling? the crow asked back.

    “It’s just a dream,” Bran said.

    Is it? asked the crow.

    “I’ll wake up when I hit the ground,” Bran told the bird.

    You’ll die when you hit the ground, the crow said. It went back to eating corn.

    Bran looked down. He could see mountains now, their peaks white with snow, and the silver thread of rivers in dark woods. He closed his eyes and began to cry.

    That won’t do any good, the crow said. I told you, the answer is flying, not crying. How hard can it be? I’m doing it. The crow took to the air and flapped around Bran’s hand.

    “You have wings,” Bran pointed out.

    Maybe you do too.

    Bran felt along his shoulders, groping for feathers.

    There are different kinds of wings, the crow said.

  12. An unpleasant experience with UVA (10137 - The Trip)

    So I’m starting Programming Challenges to prepare for the upcoming ACM-MCPC. I figured between the summer heat and the internship I’m doing, the little I could give in is solve as many problem as time permits me.

    The third problem in the book, UVA 10137 - The Trip, unexpectedly, gave me a hard time.

    A group of friends who obviously weren’t sitting at home coding decided to take a trip. These guys don’t like discussing money, yet they hate being cheated so when any expense arises, one of them decides to handle it. At the end of the trip, they decided to face their fears and discuss money after all none of them likes being cheated. This may not make any sense but they somehow reduced their problem to finding the minimum amount of money that must be exchanged withing the group to distribute the total expenses amongst themselves but under the constraint that no one spends not more than $1$ cent than the other.

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  13. 25 posts!

    25 posts!

  14. To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
    — Walter Mitty, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

  15. Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.
    — Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones