Now I know how to code 80 hours a week. 🙂
As for the customer or project, I do not have any favorites. I think Topcoder prepares a very good selection of respective customers. It is always fun to participate in their projects.
The funniest? Being a TCO17 finalist! It was a great surprise for me to understand this. I have scored some points on Stage 1 and after 6 months received a newsletter with my name on the leaderboard. Unexpected success. 🙂
My first win! It’s an amazing feeling. The funny thing is, it was a F2F challenge (my current track at TCO17).
How about "The Chronic" by Dr. Dre? 🙂
I can’t say that I have broad experience at Topcoder, but a lot of my challenges were somehow connected with callmekatootie. It was a great pleasure to work with him.
When I was 15 I wanted to create my own computer game. I had to buy a book and learn Visual Basic. 🙂
Nothing special, in most cases Sublime Text is enough. It is really flexible and lightweight.
"Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100" by Michio Kaku.
Both of them 😉