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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #847 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 4
Happy New Year! - 139 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #42 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 381 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #83 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate English Alphabets - 438 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #66 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 420 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #65 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1172 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #121 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 287 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 134
  • Position: #79 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 357 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #64 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 4
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 228 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #69 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 591 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #67 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 423 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #46 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #7 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 265 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #70 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 5
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 436 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #183 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 978 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #263 / 329
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 593 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #76 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #340 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1207 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #259 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 2
Jim Garvin
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