Over the past couple of days I’ve posted several times about the Advent of Code Contest and worked my way through the first three puzzles, now I’d like to share some thoughts about how it works and what I’ve learned so far: The site is well done. Simple to use and the xmas tree provides a […]Read more "Thoughts on Advent of Code"
Adding to my solution for #3 part 2, I finally got it, but I paid the price for not adding the “0, 0” to the data set and just assumed I should add one. Bad assumption! Wound up being off by 1 and it took too long to figure that out. select distinct xvalue, yvalue from […]Read more "Advent of Code #3 – Part 2"
Part 1 isn’t bad. Parse a string that has direction indicators and track each location you stop at. I’m trying to do one more today and running out of time, so I hurried to a solution that works, but will just suck when I get to part 2 of #3 (2 movers). Skip down to […]Read more "Advent of Code #3 – Part 1"
This one gives you a 1000 rows of package dimensions. You calculate the surface area needed for wrapping paper, plus some ‘slack’ that is the area of the two smallest dimensions. The first part is easy, the second – how do you figure out the two smallest numbers when represented as “4x2x10”? First part was […]Read more "Advent of Code #2"
I just donated $10 to Wikipedia. I use it and find it useful, so I don’t mind contributing so that it continues and improves.Read more "$10 to Support Wikipedia Too"
It’s the ‘get your flu shot’ time of the year, which is also a good time to review your immunizations. This chart shows the suggested immunizations. As soon as I looked at it I realized I need to get an updated tetanus vaccination. The shingles vaccine is interesting. The FDA approved for those over 50, […]Read more "Immunizations – Not Just for Kids"
Sometime in the next couple weeks Rodney & Karla Landrum are moving from Orlando to Pensacola (home). I’m happy for them – going home is good! It’s funny how things work out sometimes. We’ve tried to work at having a plan in place to grow the next generation of leaders (which sometimes means just getting […]Read more "Thanks to Rodney & Karla"