The Uninteresting Chronicles of a High School Student

January 24, 2010

RSI Anticipation Index

Blog? Dead? Nah. Apologies for the intermission, I just have not found any spare time to post on this blog in the last few days. Well, for the RSI applicants now panicking about whether or not you’ll be accepted, here’s a quick formula for your RSI application acceptance index. I haphazardly drafted it one day on College Confidential but decided that it is of sufficient value to be revised into a serious formula to give a rough measure of how likely you will be accepted. A low index is not necessarily an indicator of failure: this is, after all, for fun, and should not be taken as an absolute measure of your likelihood of acceptance :).

(The commercial nature of WordPress.com and its failure to provide me with FTP access means I can’t post an applet that’ll do the calculations for you. But hey, if you applied to RSI, you probably would not mind a bunch of arithmetic calculations :P.)

Original post here.

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January 6, 2010

Chaosbrot update: Applet rewritten

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EDIT> This has its own Wikipedia page now. Hmm.

Since I have nothing extraordinary to blog about and someone complained that the chaosbrot applet from last time did not let the user view any fractals other than the relatively uninteresting one I had chosen, I took a few minutes and coded a slide bar for it. Here’s a view of the new UI:

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January 5, 2010

The CHAOSBROT Fractal

Enough whining about summer program applications, here’s a legacy fractal applet I dug up while writing Project Euler code…

Excel Excel presents: CHAOSBROT

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