Coding Challenges

June 18, 2013

For the last year, I haven’t done much coding aside from work. Part of that is because of the kids eating up so much time. Part of that is because I was choosing to spend my freetime on things like MUSHing. But, part of it was because I just didn’t have a project to work on.

Inspiration hasn’t struck. I have a lot of old projects, but none of them are very compelling to me right now. I spent a week happily hacking away on the code I use to generate my blog, and that was fun, but now that it’s working, I don’t really have much to do there. I spent a couple of weeks toying around with writing a feed aggregator but ultimately decided to use something else.

So, I’ve decided to take on a couple of challenges. First, I started resumed working on Project Euler last night, and that’s fun. I also dashed an email off to get started on the Matasano Crypto Challenge. I’m doing both of these in Haskell, and I’m enjoying myself thoroughly. It’s a great way to exercise my brain.

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