jessding

jessding

7+ day streak
an interesting problem and interesting read
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made a tiny little app today! scooting further along in my iOS learning journey inch by inch. Also, I got an offer today! exciting stuff
Accidentally barged into a zoom but I made a friend so ¯\(ツ)/¯. Finished 18.03 pset, did 6.004, 6.036, 6.046 quizzes today. Midterm for 004 coming soon so I’ll have to grind extra hard this weekend :,)))
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finished two psets today and I’m almost home free for the week!
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finished thinking about my algorithms pset, going to finish writing it up tomorrow! Also did part of my computer architecture lab and got a few good emails. This is my schedule for tomorrow and I’m honestly so psyched to have such a chill day (but I’ll have a lot of work to do so rip)
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September has been good so far and I’ve been handling remote classes pretty well so :)
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messed around in photoshop a few days ago lol. Submitted and presented for HackMIT today, then finished my 036 pset and quiz and learned some choreo. Gonna be a busy next few days, then hopefully I can settle down and work on some of my other projects too
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been working on a hackathon project yesterday and today~
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renewed my license today and psetted and worked. here’s an acai bowl from a while ago
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Algo notes from today - this weekend is really stacked for me so I’m trying to frontload as much work as I can
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class, psets, conference. here’s a bug.
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when ur tweet gets the recognition it deserves 🥰
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Updated site today, did psets, got $20 of Grubhub credit (these are all independent events)
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Went to park today
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oh also I started learning how to make a 2D game in unity today! so far I have coded this pig to jump:
yay did 2 psets today. still on top of class work and doing better than previous semesters. nice.
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painted again, partly done
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nothing really interesting these past few days, just psetting and being the hamster in the ever-rolling wheel of psets, nothing I can really show here. I did get jobs with the MIT eecs and math departments tho! I’m on course staff for a couple classes and tutoring. I also won a raffle my school was holding! so that was kinda exciting. here’s a screenshot of part of my notes today for algorithms 2!
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omg rip 70+ (?) day streak, too busy and forgot to post yesterday lol
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long school day today - finished up a pset and spent two hours (and countin) writing it up... algorithms theory is time consuming... gonna catch up on a lecture and take the quiz before I go to bed soon wheeee
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went to two state parks today! found out that west-ish Texas has quite a few wineries (never knew hill country was conducive to grape growing) and a couple of these wineries/ranches have some pretty flashy architecture!
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registered for ghc today and took some coding assessments and finished a lot of homework! Also attended a friend’s zoom birthday party! excited for ghc cuz it’s my first time, and pretty proud of the work I did today.
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went on another walk today and psetted!
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went outside for a walk today!
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tomorrow’s schedule - start early but end early, and fun math talk!
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Day 2 of classes, some 18.03 notes
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First day of classes! I’m really tired lol. Here’s a page of notes from one of my classes!
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School starts tomorrow and my next two days are already looking great :)))))))
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❗ ❕ ❗
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moved a lot of furniture around and set up a lot of things but I think I have my ZoomU setup for the semester! tomorrow I have an interview and I’m meeting with my advisor, and then Tuesday is first day of school 👁️
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Somehow my mom had a nice bag with no lining fabric on the inside (so there weren’t any pockets or anything), so today I sewed pockets and lining and installed it in the bag and it’s as good as new now
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haha I’m probably like the last person ever to get approved but woot woot
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yay my school iPad came today! baby’s first iPad pic 🥺
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went to a state park today... look at the VIBES
ate a lot of frozen froot and fresh froot and packaged froot and gummy bear froot today. my gums hurt a lot cuz my wisdom teeth r coming in I think so I have just been using gummy bears as teething toys :thonk: I also got my iPad case yesterday but where is ipad 🤲 gimme
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did the self assessment in preparation for one of my classes, reviewed some syllabi... school starts in exactly a week and I am simultaneously wishing it would start already and wishing summer would last indefinitely
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did some interview stuff, ate some frozen fruit, took a nap. here’s a little game I played today
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all I do in life is make cake and eat cake 🍰 (citrus 2-layer cake with lemon curd filling and chocolate frosting)
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Just spent the morning cleaning up my digital health - deleted accounts on sites I don’t use anymore, transferred to a password manager (it was about time !!), etc... here’s a pic of my succulent, which has been growing some kind of rly tall shoot for the past 5 days
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went and took a walk in nature today. was fun but texas sun so hot 🥵 ... then got boba 🤪
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Facebook now has avatars u can make :0
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baked a 2layer lemon cake with lemon curd in the middle and cream frosting on the outside!!!
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Sky tonight
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Made matcha mochi waffles!
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got up earlyish, caught up on some work, daydreamed about studying abroad this winter (lolllllllll), took a nap and increased my back pain 🙃 (I feel so old saying this). Here’s a somewhat overexposed but also kinda cottagecore-y photo?
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I whipped egg whites by hand (pic 1) and made this type of japanese thicc fluffy pancake (pic 2) but mine ended up looking like some weird half cooked egg concoction 🧐 (vid in replies below) but mine still tasted good and were still bouncy tho so ¯\(ツ)
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painted some studio ghibli scenes! still not very good but I think I’m improving (???)
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almost forgot to post today :0 but I opened the mail and got a FROGGY! :froggy:
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my tweety got fiftytwo likeys
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look what I spent the past week learning to make! :blender:
day 5? 6? of blender - final finished image complete!! really proud of the lighting and colors here. I’ll animate it tomorrow and make it a moving 🍩
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Mango smoothie 🥭
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blender progress update - both of my creations together with a marble table! the bean juice is still so dark though and I just realized the donut plate is sharp 🥴 so will fix that and add a background tmrw!
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yay :hardware: finally submitted my SoM shopping list, 6 weeks after my project first got approved 🤧
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blender day 4 - filled yesterday’s cup with water, then changed that water to coffee and added condensation! (and learned some things about modeling refraction and surface tension and colored particles in liquid!)
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got a strawberry AirPods case with a glitter pouch!
day 3 of blender: got halfway thru level 3, made a glass cup and plate!! nothing in the cup yet. also lol the quality of the render makes this look like a really nice sketch someone drew haha
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I made thousand-layer matcha mooncakes with red bean filling today!!
Blender tutorial donut v2 !! with added donut texture and color, and sprinkles of various colors and shapes and sizes. I also changed the color of the surface and the icing.
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I got mail! (from a program that 2 students at my school started 🥰)
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also!! I obtained three new domains today! gonna cook up some fun stuff maybe 😋 here is a mango smoothie I made today (5 smallish lemons + 1/2 a lemon’s juice)
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I started learning a bit of blender and made a donut!!! I do be proud of my shiny donut 🥺
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oh haha I found out what that trendy avatar thing was and made a picrew! and also here’s an octocat avatar I made last week (my wannabe Cool self??) and my bitmoji avatar hehe avatars r funni
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lillies are so delicate T^T this one was in bloom for like, 2 days before the petals fell
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a collage I made a couple days ago of the various pictures I took from my dorm room from ~Aug2019 to ~Feb2020
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updated my website and my bio! haven’t actually counted my stuffed animals, will do that and update when I wake up tomorrow. Today I also figured out a python package installation problem on my computer that’s been plaguing me for months! In the afternoon I learned about esolangs and piet and chess FEN strings too ♟
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I baked strawberry 🍓 matcha 🍵 chocolate 🍫 cheesecake brownies!! After it came out it just tasted overwhelmingly like chocolate 🍫 , but it’s still so goooooood (it’s darker than it looks in the pic) Then after all that chocolate I ate a mango 🥭
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I painted again, this time with gouache! This ~is~ was my dorm room view before coronatimes, F. After this I ate a mango 🥭 and now I’m going to try to watch a few lectures before I sleep
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pressed lily petals!
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made a super basic ios app to learn Swift/XCode! then got lilly pollen all over my hands and scrub scrub scrubbed to try to wash it off but some of it is still there 🙃 I didn't really have a pollen allergy before but now my nose/sinuses are starting to act up 🙃 🙃 🙃 i feel like lady macbeth, scrubbing at the SPOTS
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went to hardware store and chipotle today (safely ofc!!), and found out chipotle points expire after 6 months so rip my savings from last summer 🤧 but that’s okay bc I feasted on chipotle and boba tn... here are some (spray painted??) succulents (and non painted ones) from the hardware store
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acai bowl 😋
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:000 I posted 30 mins ago tho??? Is scrappy broken or am I bad :0
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another 3D photo! Just uropped today & been feeling really slow and unproductive lately, hopefully I can pick up soon
drawing some more
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I painted again! looks like a first grader’s art project tho 🤡
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ate a yummy lemon cake thingy
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drew a picture while waiting for my glitch app to load
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if you put leftover boba drinks in the fridge, the already-cooked tapioca pearls will become hard and gross. Here’s a fun fact: if you care enough, you can instead scoop out the boba and put it in a ziploc (flattened to minimize chances of all the boba sticking together) and freeze the boba and refrigerate the drink. Then when you want to drink it later, just boil that icy sheet of boba until it starts coming apart and melting, and then put the pearls back into your drink cup. This will preserve the chewiness of the boba! (in my pic the gross-looking yellow water is actually honey - I soaked the warm boba balls in honey to regain that ~ sweetness ~ ... otherwise the texture was exactly the same as if had just come from the boba shop!) - this tip brought to u by ur local bobaholic 🤤 :boba:
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turned 18 and celebrated by registering to vote!
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also, I went out and got boba (safely ofc!!) for the first time in like 6 wks ~
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finished and posted my first blog post! Link here: jessding.com/posts/mit-frosh-memories (nobody look at the rest of the site tho it’s currently a dumpster fire and I am in the midst of un-dumpster-fire-ing it)
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Writing my blog post still! Here’s a picture of Yale from YHack 2019:
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made my own Github profile readme today! also updating my music library~
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more post-writing, some puzzle solving ??
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didn’t produce any Life Content today lol... I went outside to try to see comet neowise but there were TREES... here’s a wiggly photo
updated my website and set up some basic infrastructure for a blog! the space looks so emptyyyyy rn
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planned my fall classes before pre registration opens tomorrow... I guess this works??
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some more notes from my class pre-study. I wrote several important emails today & I’ve been thinking a lot about some heavy stuff.
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i be ~procrastinating~ bored so I designed a Thing (idk what it be for, just a Thing)
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early cake day! uropped today and then had a phat nap and went in the attic to try to help with our ac unit’s problems... the attic be a whole sauna 🥵
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yooooooo I realized while trying to go to bed that I can now make stereoscopic pics from my phone camera, since my phone can do portrait mode/has depth perception
requested loaner iPad from my school 😎, attended techfair 🤓, uropped 🤖, rewrote my damn to do list 💀 (why does it never decrease 💩)
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I drew another thing... can anyone guess what it is? 😮
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uropped, slept, drew 🅱️. The usual ¯\(ツ)
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oh also lol got invited to this nice cowode organization 🤪 🐧 @hello
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just uropped today, ate some crackers, painted a thing... I’m 🗑️ artist so no one talk about how the sky is like 20 types of blue... it was fun tho ✌️
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squashed bugs in my urop today and only have one Big Bug now, except I really don’t know how to fix it without adding more bugs... welp, guess I’ll just sleep on it, maybe I’ll have something in the morning... here is a picture of The Outside, taken from Not The Outside
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baby’s first incendiary(ish) twitter thread 😊😇
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did a lot of research into my SoM shopping list last night and almost ready to order now... here is today’s picture of the day, brought to you by me making recs for my friend’s tractor game
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I BroKE my site while trying to fix it 🤧 and then I reverted back so i am back at stat quo now 🤡 . Other than that I didn’t do much today except actually Write Out An Explicit To Do List so hopefully I can Do The Things this weekend (finally!!) and catch up on my personal work stuff 🤠
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spent some time looking at discord api, wrote a greetbot for my discord server, then realized the package I was using was outdated and unmaintained, so I deleted the bot I wrote and decided to just go ahead with MEE6 plugin lol
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Made fluffy lemon cupcakes! (but no frosting so... muffins??)
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made pizza! It looks disgusting because the cheese on top is burned but goddamn was it good.
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made pizza! it looks disgusting because the cheese on top is burned but goddamn was it good.
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one more leetcode! called some friends today to just ~ vibe ~ and it was awesome.
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did 4 more leetcodes today! Also my school finally announced its fall plan and even tho it didn’t really surprise me, i still have too many thoughts now. Time to sleep for now though
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F i lost my scrapbook streak because I forgot to post 30 mins ago... anyway today I continued cleaning out my camera roll and just deleting and organizing digital clutter. Haven’t done anything “productive” the whole long weekend but it’s been a good break. Back to the grind soon tho 🤧 here’s a pic of some food photos I dug out of my photos
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made more progress towards som shopping list research and some of the scripts/automation tasks I’m working on... not rly that relevant but here’s a photo showing me cleaning out my phone’s contents by putting them all on Instagram lol
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made dumplings, did some concrete research into my summer of making project and now I have a general idea of which products I need and how to go about it, cleaned out my camera roll after August 2019, and generally chilled on first day of my long weekend... here is a vibe from Maine last August
more work with urop, allllllllmostttttt done with this particular task! in other news I’m behind on my SOM shopping list and course prestudying and leetcode grind :( but I’ll catch up this weekend 💪
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worked on urop, passed out for a couple hours, now debugging more things for urop. Also exercised for a bit and did some research into the shopping list I need for my SOM project but have more to think about - aiming to send that in by end of this week. No fun image for today but here’s a screenshot from my college’s confessions page on fall grading policy discourse, thought it was pretty funny and honestly a good idea lol
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I was looking thru my old camera roll and found a lot of photos from trips/other stuff that I wanted to post somewhere, so I opened my 6th Instagram account (yes my reaction was also 🥵😬🙄) and I guess I’ll make this into an exercise in scripting to auto post photos, since I don’t really care about growing a social media audience or whatever
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bit late, but got this email this morning! today I also worked on finishing up some things for my urop, and I’ll be doing a couple leetcodes before end of tonight.
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painted a thing today, I am not a good artist but it was fun
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completed unit 1 of 21 for my prestudy of 6.004!
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I’m planning to take a heavy course load next semester, so wrote up a study schedule to preview a couple classes this summer while I still have some time on my hands:
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broke my glasses yay
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got some code figured out for my urop, finally being productive
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ok, my final score for this
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grated butter.
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did some of the problems in the hack club hackerrank contest today... here to commemorate my current ranking before it drops more (rip 1 haha)
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yay, did 3 more leetcodes (peep the wrong submissions lol)
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leetcoding... will finish 3 more before I sleep tn (pic is my entire leetcode history lol need to pick back up)
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restumbled across this cursed cursed filepath
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drew some ideas:
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