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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 2022 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #77 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33442 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
  • Position: #1159 / 7379
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18668 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #339 / 3851
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10822 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #137 / 3051
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #86 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7845 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #161 / 1869
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1810 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #41 / 583
  • Number of attempts: 3
Song Transcription Oops - 235 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: 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:


Loves Rust, but somehow also assembly and nothing in between. Fascinated by compilers and proof checkers. Apparently into infosec.

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