Monthly Archives: July 2008

I am on the front page of cuil!

Well at least my picture is:

Perhaps the Sudbury, Ontario municipal sculptor will use that photo as a reference when they erect a statue honoring Tom Davies…

How to increase your Ycombinator Karma without really trying

A New Blog

I’ve recently found myself not blogging because I didn’t wish to inflict the posts on Planet Atlassian. So now anything non-technical which I don’t think is of interest to subscribers to this blog (Hi to both of you!) appears here.

ICFP2008 Programming Contest

Along with some colleagues I entered the ICFP programming contest this year.

You can read some more about our experience at Matt’s blog.

I thought the problem — guiding a Mars rover to a goal amongst obstacles — was very well chosen. It was possible to navigate the example maps with very simple software, so everyone could [...]

Take Two

I’m much happier with the second version:

out3 a = let renderGroup g = let char = head g; [...]

Dustin’s Programming Problem Take One

My colleague Matt Ryall wrote about this simple algorithm for marking up a series of letters — which is complex enough to be interesting.

I wrote a version in CAL:

arr = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'f', 'e', 'f', 'e', 'f', 'a', [...]