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January 7, 2016

Advent of Code, pt 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 9:15 pm

Final post on Advent of Code. Here’s where things get a little hairy.

January 3, 2016

Advent of Code pt 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 10:26 pm

More on Advent of Code. This next set of problems was a little trickier than the previous ones, but still not too scary. I plunged into the deep end for the language selection, though.

January 2, 2016

Advent of Code pt 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 3:19 pm

So I spent most of December working on Advent of Code. I thought I’d go with the thing somebody suggested and solve each day in a different language, which turned out to be pretty fun. You can see my solutions on github but I figured I’d write a little thing up too. This is mostly about the languages but also a bit about the questions themselves, so it has a few spoilers. If you do want to solve this yourself you might want to hold off on reading it.

December 20, 2009

Do or do not

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 11:15 pm

We hired a new junior dev at work recently, which got me thinking about what pearls of wisdom* I have to impart to new programmers (not that anyone is asking, but maybe I can slip them into fortune cookies or something).

March 25, 2009

The ultimate perl program

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 10:56 pm

The other day somebody asked if it’s possible to write a non-trivial perl program that uses no alphabetical characters whatsoever. People make jokes about this but I can’t find any actual treatment of the subject, so here’s a brief discussion.


March 4, 2009

T3 Hacking

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 11:49 pm

Somebody requested help with something a little fancy with actors in TADS 3 — to be able to queue up orders to NPCs then have them all execute at once — and it turned out to be a little more involved than I was expecting, so I thought I’d put up the code.

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