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In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 16. In this challenge, you have received a wonderful gift from your Aunt Sue, and you want to send her a […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 15. In this challenge, we are working on the cookie recipe. Specifically, different ingredients impact a few different aspects / properties […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 14. In this challenge, Santa is evaluating his reindeer, so he’s sending them through Reindeer Olympics. The reindeer can all fly […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 13. In this challenge, it’s time for the family dinner, and you’re in charge of the seating arrangements. There is one […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 12. In this challenge, Santa’s elves need help in balancing the books. Their accounting software uses a weird storage format. Maybe […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 11. In this challenge, Santa’s password has expired and it needs to be reset. Santa changes his password by incrementing the […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle. Continuing on, today we have day 10. In this challenge, Santa’s elves are playing look-and-say. Never heard of it before? Well, let me explain it to you. […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle.┬áContinuing on, today we have day 9. In this challenge, Santa needs to travel the world in the most efficient manner possible. The elves have provided him with […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle.┬áContinuing on, today we have day 8. In this challenge, we have an input file of strings delimited with a double-quote character. Inside the string may be some […]

In my previous post, I introduced you to the Advent of Code programming challenge, and explained how I’m going through the days, solving both parts of each puzzle.┬áContinuing on, today we have day 7. In this challenge, Santa brought little Bobby Tables a bunch of wire and bitwise logic gates. Unfortunately, Bobby needs some help […]

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