Monthly Archives: February 2014

I Am a Poet

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This is the first speech I delivered for Toastmasters in London: “The Icebreaker“. As a reminder, the objectives of this project are: To begin speaking before an audience To discover speaking skills you already have and skills that need some attention With that in mind, here’s the speech I gave:

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It’s Emperor Trajan’s Fault

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This is the 2nd Toastmasters speech I put together for the 2nd project: “Organize your speech”. As a reminder, the objectives for this speech, as outlined by the manual are: Select and appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that […]

Java Strings vs Ropes

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Recently, in my news feeds I stumbled across this implementation of Ropes in Java ( and it captured my attention right away as it boasts a faster (better?) alternative for dealing with characters in Java. Unfortunately the website doesn’t offer any comparative information regarding how much faster a Rope implementation is than the standard String […]