Kevin Fang's Blog

IMswimmer — A new way to view swim times

Check out IMswimmer here! The thing with big non-profit organizations is that they usually split themselves into regional branches that have their own management and way of doing things. This means that there are very few standards that are permeated to all the regions. I’ve noticed this...

USACO Tips and Suggestions

So you want to do USACO? Make sure you actually like it and aren’t doing it because you want it on your college resume! (See previous article) I’m going to assume that you understand USACO well enough and competed in some competitions/looked at some problems already. But here...

How Important Googling is for Programmers

I 100% admit that I don’t know any programming language 100%. I have to look at a cheat sheet every single time I program. Especially for students in high school like me, I don’t really see the point in memorizing all the functions and syntax structures for all...

Thoughts about Raspberry Pi (and installing Alexa)

I recently got a Raspberry Pi much to my delight… until I realized that as a software-focused developer, the Pi has very little use for me. Sure it’s great to have, but honestly it’s pretty useless. I looked at a lot of open sourced projects but a...

The Conundrum of Book Response Essays

As I’m analyzing the books my English teacher has assigned, I often wonder how other people interpret each sentence. Simple sentences are easy to decipher and understand, but when I get to the abstract statements, I pause: There is a reason I’m asked to read these books....

Commonly Misspelled Words (Mispelled game)

In February of 2016, I published an app called Mispelled (It’s free on the AppStore). The goal of the game is quite simple, determine whether or not a word is misspelled or correct. Now half a year later, I’ve looked back at the data that I’ve collected....

School Websites Need an Update

I’ve been looking at a lot of school websites recently, and I’ve noticed that many of these institutions don’t bother keeping their online presence up to date. Most of the school websites that I’ve been too aren’t fitted with Responsive CSS (for easy tablet use), nor do they...

The Testing — Book Review

[Spoilers at the end] The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is an exhilarating novel that combines Hunger Games and Maze Runner in an post-apocalyptic world.   Reading this book, I thought that it closely resembled the two other books mentioned above because of there very similar elements of world...