@email@example.com The solutions will go here:
git clone https://uninformativ.de/git/advent-of-code.git
About demos … I made a video yesterday, but I’m not sure if it’s that interesting. 😅
I’d probably have to do some cool visualizations for the more interesting puzzles. 🤔 Not sure if I can pull that off, though. 😅 It’s probably going to be hard enough anyway. (I wonder how long I can get away with just conventional memory, i.e. only ~500 kB.) We’ll see.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Ah, right, kids and school. Yeah, oof, nothing you can do about that. 😐
@email@example.com It’s the perfect time of day for Aussies, isn’t it? People in the EU would have to get up around 6am. 🤣 I just happened to be awake anyway today.
@prologic I joined as
movq42rax. Don’t expect speedy results from me, because porting my solutions to DOS is my personal goal this year, intended to be runnable on that old Pentium. 😅
@prologic Argh! 🤢 I wish you guys a speedy recovery. (Any idea where you got it?)
@firstname.lastname@example.org Great timing. 😅
Yeah, it can be quite exhausting to do one puzzle per day. I guess taking some vacation is mandatory. 😂
@email@example.com Now that’s what I’d call winter. 😊 Awesome to look at. Poor camera, though. 😮
@firstname.lastname@example.org Whaaaaaaaat, you’re doing a programming challenge at this time of the year and it ISN’T Advent of Code?! 😱 😅
@email@example.com Oh lovely, look at all that snow. 😍 Good luck to the restaurant guys.
@prologic I walked. 😅 I mean, I walk rather fast and it’s not a relaxed stroll, but it certainly isn’t running. 😅 The goal isn’t to lose weight but to be outdoors, enjoy nature, and clear my mind.
Just to be clear, it was 100km over the course of a whole month. It was 23 tracks with 4.4km per track on average (4.4km is roughly 50 minutes). It’s actually not that much, it’s mostly time consuming. 😂
Made it to 100km today. 🥳 (It was harder than it should have been, because I was basically knocked out for about a week. 🤣)
@firstname.lastname@example.org No need for snowplows here. All the snow is already gone. 😢
I’m aware that virtualization itself is much older than Windows 3 (IBM did it in the 1960ies, I believe?), but knowing that similar concepts existed in my tiny little machine that ran Windows 3.1 is just mindblowing. 🤯 (Alright, it wasn’t exactly “tiny”. It was an IBM PS/2 Model 80. 🤣)
@email@example.com We finally had snow today as well. 😊 I went out for a quick walk immediately, because who knows how long it’ll last. ⛄
That last story he tells there (about the masked interrupts), that’s what fascinates me about computing. 😍 You’re close to the machine and you’re dealing with interesting problems. I find this way more intriguing than all the “modern” hyped stuff like “““AI”””.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Nice. 😊 One can hope for a white christmas. 😅
@email@example.com Whoa. 😲
I’m willing to get that Google™ is losing ad revenue from sponsored advertising and sponsors of Youtubers.
That sounds like a plausible explanation to me. (Then again, I have little insight into how “making money on YouTube” works. 😅)
Like @firstname.lastname@example.org, I skip these sections immediately, unless it’s just one or two sentences. If it’s too long, I might just close the tab right away. 🤷
@prologic I don’t have a clue if they work or not. 😅 There are probably studies, but I’m too lazy to search now. 🤣
I, myself, don’t remember even having clicked on one of those banners and then proceeded to actually buy something. But what certainly does work on me is the effect of hearing/seeing a certain brand over and over again. “Oh, that’s a Logitech mouse, I know that manufacturer.” Stuff like that.
@prologic What I “love” about this is that the popup randomly disappears after just 1 or 2 seconds – and then reappears a litle while later.
An excerpt from an interview with Raymond Chen:
The full interview is supposed to get released today. Looking forward to it. 😊
Crap! I just realized I never made a backup of my Windows 95 CD. And now I can’t find that CD anymore. My collection is incomplete! 😱