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Played Challenges

Cartesian product - 206 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the Haiku - 247 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: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 425 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 326 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 368 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 517 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 317 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 367 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: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1113 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1687 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 538 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1166 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 736 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 81 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 199 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 858 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 524 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 722 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
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