Category Archives: challenges

A plea for help: Tell me what you want to see in my blog!

I get remarkably little feedback from my blog. I track post views and know that I have 857 Twitter followers, but people rarely let me know if they particularly like or dislike a post. That makes it hard for me … Continue reading

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Langton’s Ant contest winners

See Contest: Langton’s Ant Simulation for a description of the Langton’s Ant simulation and the contest. Click these links to download solutions by: Richard Moss Greg Ables Both are great solutions to a really interesting and challenging problem. If you … Continue reading

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Contest: Langton’s Ant Simulation

Prize: Fame and fortune! (Plus a free book from whatever I have in stock.) Due Date: March 15, 2011 The Science of Discworld talks about Langton’s Ant. The idea is a tiny ant is sitting in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Challenge: Write a program that can display its own code in C#

This is a programming puzzle. Write a program that can display its own code in a text box. This code should include everything in the Form1.cs file and doesn’t need to include any other code such as the code in … Continue reading

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