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HOORAY! MIT! Answered

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So I'm a bit late getting around to this, but last week I pretty much had the best pi day ever.

MIT, being who they are, celebrated pi day by releasing admission decisions on pi day. This year, since it's the class of '15, they posted them at exactly 9:26pm (3/14, '15, 9:26). The entire day seemed to inch by soo slowly... the suspense killed me. Having been deferred from early action, I didn't want to be too hopeful, but how can you not be? MIT was my number one, but it was a complete reach.

So at 9 that night, I was with some friends celebrating pi day (and preemptively celebrating our MIT rejection/acceptance.) By the time 9:26 came around... the servers had been DDoS'd. How anti-climatic... :P

15 minutes later of constant refreshing on my phone, and I finally got a page with text. For those of you who haven't had the experience, many colleges post decisions online: you can't gauge your acceptance on the size of the envelope anymore. Instead, you stare at a letter on the screen for 30 seconds, frantically skimming for some key word that reveals the answer.

My jaw dropped as soon as I realized it. There was a moment of disbelief, however; I quickly tried to read as much as possible to make sure I understood correctly. I GOT IN!

What followed was a blur, comprised mostly of frantic congrats, high-fives, hugs, texts, calls, facebook updates, and pi-themed-cupcakes-in-the-face. (blasphemous pastries, I know) 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I did, however, completely forget to post the news HERE! I know I haven't participated much in the community in the last few years, but before that, Instructables was huge in getting me interested in everything. There's just way too many awesome people doing awesome things.

Heck, when I met Muffin, and saw him get into MIT, I had no idea that in 3 years we'd be starting a company together

So yeah. I've been really excited recently. There are so many ideas I've wanted to instructablize recently... but haven't really had the time. (The time machine doesn't work that well yet either). Although I haven't posted or commented, I've still been lurking a bit :-)

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KentsOkay (author)2011-05-01

Nice, I've been cooling my heals here in Cambridge, we should meetup some time!

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KentsOkay (author)KentsOkay2011-05-01

Wowwww.... call me a month late!

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zachninme (author)KentsOkay2011-05-02

Thanks! Cool! Let me know :-)

Eh, I don't mind if you keep bumping the thread :P

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Sunbanks (author)2011-05-01

Yay! :D I didn't see this till now somehow, but congrats!

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caitlinsdad (author)Sunbanks2011-05-02

I think he graduated by now.

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zachninme (author)caitlinsdad2011-05-02

About to retire, actually.

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ewilhelm (author)2011-03-24

Nice work. I'm looking forward to more!

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gmjhowe (author)2011-03-23

Excellent news sir!

All the best, and all that.

(also note how this topic is pretty much got every hardcore instructables user commenting on it, nice to get a response despite inactivity!)

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The Ideanator (author)2011-03-22

Woot! Congrats dude, have fun!

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jessyratfink (author)2011-03-22

Congrats! You deserved it, mister! :D

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killerjackalope (author)2011-03-22

That is awesome - Hope someone you know brought celebratory pi...

Congratulations...

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No pie, but pi-themed cupcakes.

Close enough. ;D

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Good stuff, it seems silly but sometimes it's so damn good when someone else does something nice and geeky...

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zachninme (author)2011-03-22

Thanks everyone!

(Still really excited)

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Kiteman (author)2011-03-22

Excellent news - well done!

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jeff-o (author)2011-03-22

Very cool! When I read "I GOT IN" it reminded me of the intro to Tron:Legacy. :D

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caitlinsdad (author)2011-03-21

Sweet niblets! That means when youse guys were interns at Ibles HQ,  you were teenage runaways.

had to look up what early action at MIT meant...

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kelseymh (author)caitlinsdad2011-03-21

I thought it was the first dance over at Wellesley...

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NachoMahma (author)2011-03-21
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n8man (author)2011-03-21

Congratulations! I hope you have fun there!

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kelseymh (author)2011-03-21

Congratulations! Now go make something of it :-)

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CameronSS (author)2011-03-21

Whoo! Goodness, I keep forgetting that you aren't in college already.

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canida (author)2011-03-21

Yay, that's awesome! Congratulations!

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