Kevin Fang's Blog

vi Sucks (nano is better)

This rant makes a lot more sense for people familiar with text-editors in general (especially in the terminal window). I’m a very graphical computer user. I dislike the black glow of the terminal screen and instead like the warm colors of a UI application. However graphical text-editors...

Java Precedence Mnemonic

Have trouble memorizing Java Operator Precedence? Fear no more! I have one for you! Parents After Pre–Algebra Shifts (and) Compares Equations (and) answers, (eat) carrots, or (simply) bite logs if (a teacher gives an) assignment.   Mnemonic Operator Type Direction of Evaluation Parents () [] · Parentheses...

Apps of a high school student

What apps are on my iPad? More than 10 I know for sure. But here are the top 10 list that I like and use (for school).   Organizational: QuickHW – Okay I’m a bit biased here. I made my own Homework app for students that just...

Metafiction in The Things They Carried

Here’s my take on Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried:   When we look at Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried, we delve into a very deeply thoughtful book about metafiction. However sometimes we need to take a step back from analysis and think as...

Monopoly — The Board Game

I remembered a while back I came across Monopoly: Ultimate Banking edition. This was Hasbro’s latest (failed) attempt to digitalize the board game yet still keeping the board. , where property cards and cash are all stored within the electronic device.   I don’t think this should...

Not Recognized

So last week, I participated in UIL State for swimming (which was really fun!). It was a two day event, lasting 7 hours each day; I walked into the swimming center with the hot sun on my back, yet I walked out to meet a dark landscape,...

Rewind

They follow us around. Sometimes haunting, other times it stresses. More join everyday, as we plod on through our life, accumulating. Those, the regrets, the burdens of which we created. If not careful, they could consume the entire conscious, destroying the perception of reality. But in most...

Enough is Enough. Or is it?

We all strive to achieve many things. But an even greater accomplishment is to know when enough is enough. I’ve always thought I did a lot. I was wrong. Listening to someone else, I realized that I do only a small amount of what she does. She...

Movie Theater Life Hack

Everyone holds their pee until the movie is over. If you don’t, well you just missed 4 minutes of crucial plot development or missed an epic battle scene. So when the movie ends, there is a mad frenzy to the bathrooms. So the thing I noticed is...

Computer Science 1 Common Programming Mistakes

So I’ve seen a lot of people take computer science 1 AP. However by the end of the year, they manage to only get a good grade, but still lack the understanding of the fundamentals in computer science. But that aside, when I see their programming, I...