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01 My Great Novel With Numbers

01 My Great Novel With Numbers

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My Great Novel with Numbers
By James Yu
 
I’ve recently been getting really into table tennis, a sport I’ve played for most of my life, but never seriously. My father taught me when I was just tall enough to reach the table,and I was hooked ever since.As I began to study table tennis (or more casually, ping pong) in depth, I realized it’s oneof the best sports for hackers. Here’s why.1. Table tennis is easy to install in any officeJust order a table, some balls, and few paddles and you’re in business. No complicatedsetup is necessary.2. Table tennis exercises the brainA simple game of table tennis works wonders for the reflexes and brain. The ball movesfast, and studies have shown that the game keeps your brain sharp. It’s also especiallyrefreshing to play a fast reaction after a complex coding session, and can get your mind todrift off of a problem long enough to work out the solution.3. Table tennis is strategyTable tennis is one of the few sports that has a wide variety of play styles. Just like programmers have various languages to choose from, there is a multitude of table tennis playing styles. And, just like programming languages, these styles are continuouslyevolving. Throughout the decades, many styles of play have had their moment in thelimelight.It’s really up to you how you’d like to play. Maybe you’re an aggressive player that usesthe handshake grip. Or, maybe you’re an attacker that uses the Japanese penhold grip,utilizing extremely fast footwork. Or, maybe you’re a defensive lobber (a raSome numbers!2134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 234
 
I’ve recently been getting really into table tennis, a sport I’ve played for most of my life, but never seriously. My father taught me when I was just tall enough to reach the table,and I was hooked ever since.As I began to study table tennis (or more casually, ping pong) in depth, I realized it’s oneof the best sports for hackers. Here’s why.1. Table tennis is easy to install in any officeJust order a table, some balls, and few paddles and you’re in business. No complicatedsetup is necessary.2. Table tennis exercises the brainA simple game of table tennis works wonders for the reflexes and brain. The ball movesfast, and studies have shown that the game keeps your brain sharp. It’s also especiallyrefreshing to play a fast reaction after a complex coding session, and can get your mind todrift off of a problem long enough to work out the solution.3. Table tennis is strategyTable tennis is one of the few sports that has a wide variety of play styles. Just like programmers have various languages to choose from, there is a multitude of table tennis playing styles. And, just like programming languages, these styles are continuouslyevolving. Throughout the decades, many styles of play have had their moment in thelimelight.It’s really up to you how you’d like to play. Maybe you’re an aggressive player that usesthe handshake grip. Or, maybe you’re an attacker that uses the Japanese penhold grip,utilizing extremely fast footwork. Or, maybe you’re a defensive lobber (a raSome numbers!2134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 2342134 324 3 43 2 42 3 4 34 3 2 34 3 24 3 24 234

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