Failure to Code

Posted on October 9, 2007 at 12:34 Down the Drain

Argh, I joined a contest in TopCoder and just this morning I scanned through the entries and I couldn’t help but smile and tremble as I saw them. Then I knew via e-mail that my entry got disqualified. Ah, the pain, it hurts inside. Huha~

Dear simulationelson,

This email is in regard to {insert filename of entry} submitted on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:43 SGT

Unfortunately, your TopCoder Studio submission has failed review for the following reason(s):

As stated in the Spec Doc, other colors are acceptable, however, the focus must be kept on the tournament colors. Your design does not focus on the tournament colors.

Jessica Williams
TopCoder Studio

If only I had enough time, and good attitude not to confuse myself on the requirements (not about the color scheme at all), perhaps I could have made it (yeah, right). I’ll post my entry, maybe later.

Edit: I think the Biology20 3rd long exam we had at 1 this afternoon was the same thing as what our classmates who took the subject last sem had. See, we asked them about it this morning and they said that one essay question was, “If you are on a boat stranded in the middle of the ocean, would you drink seawater for survival?” John Paul immediately exclaimed, “It really is here!” upon seeing that it was indeed in our questionnaire too. Haha. Also, my report in CMSC123 this morning on Selection – Randomized Quick-Select was a success. Yea! =P


  1. xiAn
    October 9, 2007 at 16:49

    aawww… sayang yun! anywayz.. next tym?! ^^ sunod ka na sa requirements ^^ aheehee


  2. Leihs
    October 9, 2007 at 18:14

    *pats* Sorry to hear that, mate. But hey, I’m sure there’ll be more opportunities to come. 😀

    Say, I wanna join that sort of contest too. Do you know more?


  3. Euri
    October 10, 2007 at 17:30

    Hi Nelson! is not mine. 🙂


  4. shinjita
    October 11, 2007 at 11:24

    gaah no way!
    darn….if only time would stop…
    for you to have more times….
    i wish i could’ve cheer you on for that contest….

    but im here to thank you for cheering me on for my contest too!
    cheer up OK! YOU will do awesome and superb on the next one!


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