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Revision as of 17:24, October 7, 2008

Here's a place to let people know what, exactly, you can hack. (Or use.) (Edited to remove graduated students. Revert if you feel that is wrong.)

Also for those who feel that they are inadequate because they cannot program in TeX/Mathematica, there will be workshops on these topics during Winter Study. All Math majors will receive an email about this soon. Anyone else can sign up by emailing Rahul Shah (09ras) or look in the daily messages/other appropriate communication media.

Computer Languages

Assembly Language

Jing Cao now knows he should extend before division

Son Ho (I make things crash)

Arjun Narayan '10 Not good. Not good.

Jeff Marsceill '08

Sean Barker '09 had flashbacks during Compilers.




Rahul Shah (is pretty much the God of C, but mostly because C stands for medioCre)

Jing Cao Compiled his second C program with no syntax errors

Jerry He Just compiled his 300th C program with 33 syntax errors

Arjun Narayan '10 Hello world only

Andrew Triska '10 writes the world's most complicated and boring text-based games.

Jeff Marsceill '08


Jerry He tentatively agrees


Alan Cordova Booyah!


Jerry He will always be a beginner in this language. Just don't get it.

Arjun Narayan Will always be in love with this one.

Jeff Marsceill '08

Sean Barker '09 likes type safety.


Sean Barker '09 wishes IE would die a horrible death.



Jerry He Used to be in the league but have since defected to using Lyx: the Wysiwyg Latex editor.

Arjun Narayan '10 Can barely survive it.

sunmi yang '08 has found the new love of her life in TeX and Beamer. Some even call TeX her abusive boyfriend.

Rahul Shah Can TeX his Math homework when he needs to.

Jeff Marsceill '08


(append (cons 'Brent Yorgey (cons '04 (cons 'Jessica Chung '07))) Arjun Narayan)



Any physics major worth their weight in problem sets

Jerry He (a must-learn for any physics major)

Math majors can do it too.

sunmi yang '08 (it's my math thesis, so there, Joe)

Objective C



Jing Cao (kind of) Julian Hess


Katherine Huang (sort of)

Arjun Narayan '10 Also knows what all three letters stand for. And all three. And all three. And all three...

Sean Barker '09 also knows what the three letters used to stand for.



Jerry He (the greatest language ever invented! If not the most useful)


Arjun Narayan '10 But not as good as Aaron Schwartz

Jerry He is quite capable at R, more so than STATA


Jerry He (the language of convenience)


Sean Barker '09 (an exercise in pain)

WC3400 Microcode

Jing Cao Broke the phase 2 record

Arjun Narayan '10 Broke the pass/fail barrier.

Sean Barker '09 and Charles Cao '09 broke 8 microinstructions per ASM instruction




Arjun Narayan '10

Breaking CPU chips

Son Ho (one victim hung on my door)




Microsoft Paint


Adobe Photoshop

Sean Hayes (Decent skills)


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Toby Hall. w00t

Ted Wiles (Ted is an amazing hacker and programmer. It isn't uncommon for his digg.com articles to yield over 250 diggs in one day. He also is passionate about his art and has plans to do a thesis senior year that allows him to reinterpret famous art works completely through graphic design software. He is also very good at hacking.)