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2014 so far (greenelf edition)

Written by greenelf on February 5, 2014
Hey everyone!
Just gonna write about what's been up with me so far.

Ever since my senior year of high school started in the fall, I've had one goal, to change who I am. It's not that I wasn't happy with who I was before, it's just that I wanted to be something more. I feel like I've made a lot of progress. I'm lifting a lot more at the gym, running a hell of a lot faster now than I was last year (almost sub 6 mile!). I'm hanging out with friends more, playing less smash during lunch, and just being a more chill in general, I guess. I also somehow have better grades (first 4.0 of my highschool career during the 1st semester).

As some of you might know, I'm really into programming. I decided that since I'm going to be a CS major next year, I need to start getting more serious about the stuff I'm doing. After several months of programming with PHP, I feel like I understand what I'm doing now. It's hard to explain..before I knew what I was doing, but I guess I didn't know how to do things that I wanted to do.
This knowledge has allowed me to create some websites for my classmates, here's a link to my main site:
(Please don't touch, look only!)

I've had a lot of fun making applications for my classmates. They're the ones who inspired me to make websites in the first place, and to learn more about programming. It's also nice to hear that people find my sites useful

My latest project is a site called FoodRunnr, which basically is a GrubHub type site (food delivery). The difference is that I "hired" a few people to go to restaurants on campus and then the food is delivered to people's lockers. I hope that this becomes successful, but if it doesn't, I'll still have learned a lot!

Most of these sites are pretty simplistic, in the sense that they're more like mini-sites with a few functions. Eventually, I'd like to learn how to work with templating frameworks and all that stuff (eg. mustache).

Not sure if you guys remember about CypeReboot (talked about it in my Summer blog). I've made a lot of progress on it so far, but it's still not nearly as "clean" as I'd like it to be. Here's a screenshot of my progression:

I've added a ton of features which I can't really show here. But if you'd like to try it out, you can visit my github:

Other than programming, chilling with friends, etc., I'm just waiting for my college decisions to come in. I've already been accepted into the Computer Science program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Massachusetts, Purdue University, and Ohio State. I'm still waiting on hearing back from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana (where I live), but it's not looking too likely at this point. The other place I'm waiting on is the University of Washington at Seattle. I'd love to get in and go there, but it's soo expensive. Compared with the scholarships I've gotten from other places, I doubt I'll go there
Oh well, I'd be happy at Ohio State or Illinois!

So that's how my 2014 has been so far. What about you?

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 05:22 PM +

OSU is a solid Uni! I used to live around that area... Well, it's been 10 years since I moved I suppose.

Wed Feb 05, 2014 07:17 PM +

David said: OSU is a solid Uni! I used to live around that area... Well, it's been 10 years since I moved I suppose.

Yeah! I got a substantial scholarship from them, so that'll definitely be one of my places to visit if I don't get my first choice.

Tue Feb 11, 2014 08:08 PM +

Ohi, I'm at UChicago right now. Good to see more Chiberia area peeps

Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:47 AM +

Good stuff man :')


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