December 13th, 2003

color cycle (slow)

TopCoder SRM174

Ranking In: Unranked
Ranking Out: 1366

Wow. I came out 5th place in my room of 20. Not bad for a first try, not bad at all!

I think my 500-pointer timed out; nobody got a successful challenge, but I fell to the System Tests. My 250 and, critically, my 1000-point solution survived- so I was still rather okay.

And I just realized something- that rating will put me in Division 1 next time... the hard division. Time to practice in the more difficult rooms now... *whimper*

I'd say that went well for a first competition!
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