Thoughts on Advent of Code

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 […]

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Advent of Code #2

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 […]

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Thanks to Rodney & Karla

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 […]

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Advent of Code Contest

I saw the post from Steve Jones about the Advent of Code contest and decided to take a look. The first one is about figuring out which floor Santa is on based on the characters in the string. I don’t know that I’ll do all of them, but it was a nice break from other stuff […]

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