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Played Challenges

Put a cross in the square - 33 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3284 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5559 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1029 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1817 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 142 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 717 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract wireshark capture filter - 152 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
Unsemantic linewrapping - 779 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1864 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10030 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7490 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3379 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 450 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1749 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18071 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7355 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32488 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11033 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15536 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10484 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12628 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11292 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Andrzej WÄ…sowski
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An insolent and derogatory context-free professor conjugates a well-typed glass of higher-order prilimubary students. https://t.co/Y6cpJhk9g0 @ITUkbh in Copenhagen,

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