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Jan 5, 2023

The Many Faces of Crystal

Last month I did 2022’s edition of Advent of Code, and, like every year, I did it in a language I had never used before. (Last year I did it in Common Lisp, for instance.)

Jan 1, 2023

My Year In Cities, 2022

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2022, in chronological order.

Nov 26, 2022

Multiple Signatures in EVE Online

In case you aren’t familiar, EVE Online is a space-themed MMORPG in which players build, buy, and upgrade ships, space stations, and planets to generate resources in order to enable them to do even more building, buying, and upgrading. One of the main late-game mechanics is corporations, where players band together in order to pool their resources and enable commanding ever greater portions of the galaxy.

May 8, 2022

Redactle-Inspired Edits

My favorite Wordle-related game right now is Redactle, where you have to try to guess a random Wikipedia article by the words it contains. It’s great fun trying to tease out what word could go where based on sentence structure, word length, other words around it, typical Wikipedia phrasing, and so forth.

Jan 2, 2022

My Year In Cities, 2021

Like two years ago, but unlike last year when I never left my home, here is the list of cities I visited during 2021, in chronological order.

Dec 31, 2021

A Closed and Common Lisp

I just recently finished up Advent of Code for 2021, and, like last year, I did it in a new-to-me language. This year’s choice was Common Lisp. My total previous exposure to Lisp was a couple weeks writing Scheme in my Programming Languages class at university, so it was almost entirely a novel experience.

Dec 28, 2020

A December with Julia

I first did Advent of Code last year, and I decided then that I wanted to use it to learn a new programming language each year. Last year it was Rust, this year it was Julia. Unlike last year, this year I managed to complete every puzzle on the day it was released, and in the process I think I got a pretty good introduction to Julia.

Jun 14, 2020

20 Years of Programming

I’m not sure of the exact date, but 20 years ago, around now, I started my first professional programming job. It’s weird to think about having done anything for 20 years. That’s as long as all my schooling put together.

Jan 7, 2020

My Year In Cities, 2019

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2019, in chronological order.

Jan 1, 2019

My Year In Cities, 2018

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2018, in chronological order.