A fun way to practice or learn a language is to solve puzzles that are available on the Internet. One of those problems is the Ugly Numbers problem. It is special in that it, like many other problems, has multiple solutions with varying levels of efficiency.

The Ugly Number problem is: find the nth ugly number. Continue reading “AlGOrithm Adventure 1 – Ugly Numbers Algorithm and Dynamic Programming”

While setting up my vimrc for ruby development I ran into the following error:

/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/rubygems/specification.rb:17:in `require': incompatible library version - /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.frame
work/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/universal-darwin18/stringio.bundle (LoadError)
        from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/rubygems/specification.rb:17:in `<top (required)>'
        from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/rubygems.rb:1230:in `require'
        from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/rubygems.rb:1230:in `<module:Gem>'
        from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib/ruby/2.3.0/rubygems.rb:116:in `<top (required)>'
        from <internal:gem_prelude>:4:in `require'
        from <internal:gem_prelude>:4:in `<internal:gem_prelude>'

This is apparently an issue with mojave and appears to be related to using the system’s ruby vs the rvm.

By adding the following to my vimrc I was able to cease the error:

let $RUBYHOME=$HOME."/.rvm/rubies/default"
set rubydll=$HOME/.rvm/rubies/default/lib/libruby.dylib

“Well of course I know Jane; I raised her when she was just a babe!” said the elven lady. She was old, even for an elf, and had let gravity take its toll, as it does to all. “When she appeared she was wrapped up in blankets and dropped at my stoop like a present. It’s hard to forget those scraggly legs, too small even for a baby at her age.”

Continue reading “Jane 1: A simple interview”

A small village of Tabaxi lived in the wind-touched land of the Endless Plain. Grasses swayed gently, and reeds clicked like cicadas from a breeze carried from a distant ocean. Above, where the seasonal white birds scatter in the blue sky like shining minnows in the nearby lake, Sky’s Mirror, one could see the rolling waves of grain broken only by clustered glades of deciduous trees. An ancient event, unrecorded and lost to any prying eyes, made the shallow, circular basin where mist gathered every evening and listlessly rested until dawn. It was here, in the village of Misty Basin, that Standing Sticks was raised and lived most of his life until adulthood.

Continue reading “Sticks 1: Standing Sticks of the Endless Plain”

Typically when I work on code changes I try to keep things to a single commit. This makes it so I won’t need to squash my commits into one (you gotta keep that history clean). It even makes updating pull-requests rather easy with a force push. I have seen many people be befuddled by this kind of workflow. Hopefully this post and the examples within will help future developers who run into problems. Continue reading “linuxnippet #4: Splitting big commits”

Like many people I have a repository that contains a vast majority of my configuration files, or dot files (because a lot of them start with a period). Doing this allows me to set up a new environment very quickly. While it probably is not standard practice it should be! At least it feels like a right of passage. Continue reading “linuxnippet #3: Running vim commands at execution”

This is the first of a new collection of posts that are dedicated to reviewing tutorials I find while learning my own thing. A lot of tutorials are outdated or wrong. “You mean things on the Internet can be wrong?!” In my field I run into a lot of tutorials. Ones that are large enough to warrant a review, either being very bad or very good, I will post about. This one is about installing Laravel. Continue reading “Tutorial Review: Laravel Quick Start”

Ever need to find a file that contains some text? Hate trying to remember how to do it so you google it all the time? This post is one I reference often. I do not recommend spending your valuable brain-space on useless info. Just remember how to find the answer and you’ll be golden.

This one is a quickie because it’s mainly for me to remember: Continue reading “linuxnippet #2: Finding files in command line”