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Played Challenges

Reformat Cura settings - 99 entries

Cura settings are weirdly encoded... After mere replacements, you'll have to enquote two strings (infill_pattern & speed_travel) and dont forget booleans in lowercase. #format #json

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 7
html paragraph to table - 450 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 10667 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
One to Ten - 1273 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Around the clock - 148 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3603 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9715 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 460 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: 2
V to the i - 4102 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 1916 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 51 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6237 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove quotes after first field - 188 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1977 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2158 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 540 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 69 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12694 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 115 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 663 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 9658 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 4208 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 478 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14114 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 577 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Song Transcription Oops - 158 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
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment each number - 593 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26731 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: 6
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 545 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 506 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 28 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1005 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
change parenthesis - 185 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1733 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 428 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 4195 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add string initializers to an enum - 368 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract wireshark capture filter - 129 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 606 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
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Developer, photographer, electric guitarist for 20+ years, F1 fan, and have a wonderful son, daughter, and tech-savvy wife.

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