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Played Challenges

One number per line - 13426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4690 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25753 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3553 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 804 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2136 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9608 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1865 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11183 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10544 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairstep digits - 218 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
create arrows in a list - 65 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1115 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Will Gunther
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I'm a mathematician and software developer. I like music, bridge, knitting, Wikipedia, education, procrastinating, philosophizing, and programming.

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