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Update - greenelf edition

Written by greenelf on October 16, 2012
This blog is a combination of something that I wrote before school started, but I never really finished it, and stuff that I just wrote today.


School Ends (June)


When I got out of school, I had one goal for the summer. Not to spend it like last year. Last year, I woke up, brushed my teeth, ate breakfast, sat down at the computer, ate lunch, went back to the computer, ate dinner, and then watched TV. So basically, I did nothing useful that summer. This summer, I wanted to do something useful.

Learning PHP, Javascript, Python and C++


PHP: I'm pretty interested in computers, programming, etc., and I'm probably going to do something with 'em in college. I learned quite a bit of PHP over the summer, and set up a few sites. My main site was an application that compares people's schedules in my class. This year, I will be creating a site for my school's prom. Pretty exciting!

(background glitch is because I use the imgur plugin to capture screenshots)
Other than that, I did some stuff for MapleStory private servers (why do I even touch that game...). That's going pretty well (or as well as they can go). Co-owning a v83 and v97 server, both are humming along quite well.

Javascript and Python: If you're interested in programming, you should definitely check out Codecademy. They have an awesome interface for things like javascript and python. The best part is that it's done all through the browser, so there is no need to download compilers.
Screenshot:

C++: I would have liked to learn some more C++ over the summer, but I feel like Python, PHP, and Javascript gave me a good feel of programming, so the C++ syntax won't be all that difficult. I'm also taking a programming "class" this year, but I've heard some pretty bad things about it. We'll see how useful it is!

Traveling (July)


For a bit more than two weeks, I traveled to Spain and Portugal.
Barcelona: Barcelona is pretty much like your typical large European city. All the people eat there at like, 11pm and later, so we ended up eating "snack" food for dinner, which kind of sucked.
Madrid: Madrid was HOT. Over a 100 degrees, and no deodorant what so ever. It was kind of miserable (and smelly!) , but still pretty fun! (Lots of restaurants near the hotel)
Lisbon: Lisbon was nice, don't really remember much about it though (they all start to blend together!)
Madeira: Madeira was one of the nicest places I have ever been to. It's this tiny little island that's near Portugal, but I think it's closer to Africa than it is to Portugal. Very touristy place, so everything was pretty expensive. Oh yeah. THE ISLAND WAS ON FIRE:

Turned out it was a pretty major forest fire, so lots of houses on fire

School starts:

SAT/ACT Prep


I hate taking standardized tests. I feel like they don't really test me on my knowledge of math, reading, writing, etc., but more on my ability to stay focused for long periods of times. As someone who gets distracted fairly easily, this is a huge problem for me. I've gotten better at staying focused over the last few years, but damn I'm pretty worried about the SAT/college stuff.

A few weeks ago, we got our cumulative GPA. I got a 3.4 (out of 4). Not fantastic by any means whatsoever.
And this does raise several questions for me. As a back story, I currently attend an "accelerated" high school (admits 60 students per year), which was named as one of the top 100 in the nation (USA) multiple times by Newsweek and the sort. Because of this GPA, I'm always wondering what would have happened if I gone to the public school instead, where I would have a 4.0 GPA without any trouble. I was thinking about transferring out of my school, but I chickened out I guess. My school is really tiny (300 students total), but it has a ton of cool things about it, like being on a university campus, which means that we get open campus. We also get a ton of freedom compared to other schools ( as seen here), like a student lounge with SSBB, and a nice speaker system, and a very close "community" of 60 classmates. But with that all said, I'm not sure the pros outweigh the cons :|

Junior Year


Being a junior in highschool is pretty awesome. I heard that it would be super hard, but to be honest it's not all that bad. The homework load isn't that much more compared to my previous years, and getting access to the senior lounge is pretty sweet. Physics is my worst subject, thinking about dropping it next semester.
Math is super easy, because I took pre-calc instead of accelerated calc. Taking calculus next year though, super excited about that! (not really). German is the same old, same with English. Computer programming is ok, but I haven't really learned anything new in it yet, except for object oriented programming.

Games


Haven't really been playing too many games lately. Just Melee, Minecraft and the occasional battlefront 2 game, a bunch of Indie Games, but not much more than that.
I haven't been playing too many games on my iPod Touch either, except for a few:

Super Hexagon:

Super Hexagon is crazy hard. I die within the first 30 seconds. But still very trippy/addicting. Is it worth the $3? Not sure.

Eufloria:

Eufloria is a pretty awesome game as well. Basically you plant trees, which produce seeds. You use these seedlings to take over other planets and colonize them.
Very addicting, but burns your battery like crazy.
Worth the $5? Maybe.

I also play a lot of Brawl on the weekends, so if you want to play, hit me up with your ID.


Welp, I guess that's all that's new with me!
Til next time,
-greenelf

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Wed Oct 17, 2012 01:54 AM +

You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017

 
 
Wed Oct 17, 2012 01:58 AM +

MasterCheeze said: You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017


Probably not , I suck at it.
I only play with my friend over wifi, and she's equally bad, so I don't really get any better at it

 
 
Wed Oct 17, 2012 02:00 AM +

greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017


Probably not , I suck at it.
I only play with my friend over wifi, and she's equally bad, so I don't really get any better at it


Don't worry, I always like a good thrashing. My DK shows no mercy on the field of battle.

 
 
Wed Oct 17, 2012 04:32 AM +

MasterCheeze said:
greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017


Probably not , I suck at it.
I only play with my friend over wifi, and she's equally bad, so I don't really get any better at it


Don't worry, I always like a good thrashing. My DK shows no mercy on the field of battle.


does DK mean dick in this context or no?

 
 
Wed Oct 17, 2012 06:48 AM +

Nass said:
MasterCheeze said:
greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017


Probably not , I suck at it.
I only play with my friend over wifi, and she's equally bad, so I don't really get any better at it


Don't worry, I always like a good thrashing. My DK shows no mercy on the field of battle.


does DK mean dick in this context or no?


Haha, silly woman, it means Donkey Kong.

 
 
Wed Oct 17, 2012 09:01 PM +

MasterCheeze said:
Nass said:
MasterCheeze said:
greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: You fuckin' think you can take me on in Brawl? 0216-0507-6017


Probably not , I suck at it.
I only play with my friend over wifi, and she's equally bad, so I don't really get any better at it


Don't worry, I always like a good thrashing. My DK shows no mercy on the field of battle.


does DK mean dick in this context or no?


Haha, silly woman, it means Donkey Kong.


 
 
Thu Oct 18, 2012 06:35 AM +

Nass wants a DK fight.

 
 
Fri Oct 19, 2012 03:52 PM +

AznRiceFan said: Nass wants a DK fight.


Truth.

 
 
Tue Oct 23, 2012 07:54 PM +

Melee tip plz. Jigglypuff and MewTwo

 
 
Wed Oct 24, 2012 08:55 AM +

Dustin said: Melee tip plz. Jigglypuff and MewTwo


Drop Mewtwo, wall of back-airs with Jiggly.

 

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