Where communities thrive


  • Join over 1.5M+ people
  • Join over 100K+ communities
  • Free without limits
  • Create your own community
People
Activity
    Andy Norman
    @andynormancx
    what are all these funny arrow things ?! ;)
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    Day 4 caught up on.
    Andy Norman
    @andynormancx
    not sure my heart is in it this year, all feeling a little bit like work at the moment (doesn't help that I'm fighting this JS runner a bit)
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    Can you not write it as a html page and just run the JavaScript solution like that or in the dev console window
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    Put the Buffy Once More with Feeling soundtrack on loud and everything will be okay.
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    Or write it in rockstar 🀣
    Andy Norman
    @andynormancx
    I can, but it is nicer when you have a runner and tests etc
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    Man some of the rockstar solutions are amazing
    Andy Norman
    @andynormancx
    or at least it is when the runner is working how you want it to ;)
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    I have been looking at some solutions in rockstar
    I had a play on the website as they have a js transpiler for it
    Robert Giffin
    @RobGiffin
    I tried to visualise the output of todays challenge, but its not so easy to fix a 1000x1000 grid in a terminal window! Day 5 done. puzzles are getting more interesting.
    Jonathan George
    @jongeorge1
    @RobGiffin take a look at https://spectreconsole.net/. Might help if you're trying to do cool stuff in the Console.
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    That does look rather cool, will have a play around with that
    Jonathan George
    @jongeorge1
    I see that @absharry is sticking with tradition this year:
    image.png
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    The world has righted itself
    Got mine done within 20 minutes today and there was internal server errors all over the show. I submitted both answers yet the leader boards where showing no stars at all.
    phew
    Andy
    @ajsummerfield
    Finally showing my face! Hello all :) I'm actually partaking and am so as of right now up-to-date for once :D
    @leewilkie a belated welcome to you, look forward to meeting you soon :)
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    How you finding it so far AJ?
    Lee Wilkie
    @leewilkie
    Thank you @ajsummerfield. Yes, not long now!
    Andy
    @ajsummerfield
    Few days definitely caused some head scratch moments, but have rather enjoyed it tjis year and actually felt like I'm getting somewhere which is nice! Never good these kinda problem solving challenges, but so far so good :)
    Lee Wilkie
    @leewilkie
    My first time this year with AOC. Been fun (!) so far. Yesterday's challenge was a cheeky little thing wasn't it? I fell foul of the noob gotcha LOL!
    Andy
    @ajsummerfield
    I never get very far as they start to take too long to do!
    I fell for it as well dont worry, did think it was a bit easy and then WHAM, bit or googling and refactoring later I got there πŸ˜‚
    Lee Wilkie
    @leewilkie
    Glad I'm not the only one!! Hoping this isn't some covert technical test for new devs haha!
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    Yeh when the time increases or the q4 burn peaks I often have to stop.
    But the time only increases cos I don't know how to solve it quick :)
    Andy
    @ajsummerfield

    Haha :D

    Think my best is 13 days, done 7 so far, feeling confident, will attempt to get to 13 or beat it, but we'll see, work the priority in the day and chilling the priority in the evening, not gonna do this before work craziness :P

    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    Good luck with todays :D
    My code is a horrendous mess :D
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    Now to look at reddit and cry at my solution :D
    ah my solution aint so bad this mornign
    Paul
    @Meakeel
    @IainMNorman Arggghhhh you are catching up. Going to struggle tomorrow as driving to Sandhurst at 5:45am...
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    Come on paul!
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    only 10 points between me Alex and @jongeorge1 @Meakeel We're all catching up on you Paul!
    Jonathan George
    @jongeorge1
    Yes, but he's a day behind - there'll be more points between us when he's done today's problem...
    alexwoods14
    @alexwoods14
    I think today is the first time @Scarecrowe wasn't first to finish. You'll have to start getting up earlier again!
    Not that I can beat you anyway with how late I was on the first few days
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    I got to the first star first 😜
    Made a school boy error on part 2 lol
    alexwoods14
    @alexwoods14
    I'm not so sure you did looking at the scores. My part 1 time was 29:36
    what was the error? I kept getting a conditional statement wrong for part 1
    Scarecrowe
    @Scarecrowe
    It wasn't an error
    My brain is starting to break at the 4:30 starts since the 1st
    I missread the second part and was trying to check for all octopus that flash at the same time within 100 steps. Then I twigged that the sample was on step 195 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ added a while and boom got the answer.
    I'm not sure I'm going to get up early, need a break. I am on holiday till the 4th now
    Iain M Norman
    @IainMNorman
    It’s the 6th year of this crap. You’d think I’d go and actually learn data graph nomenclature and theory properly for once. Nope. Just gonna middle through again.