Hall of Impossible Dreams

From /r/WritingPrompts, a story of a mathematical ghost that won't leave, a girl who doesn't like him too much, an RSA-encrypted message that can't be decoded, and number theory that death can't end.

From /r/WritingPrompts, a bizarre short story from a bizarre prompt about every different country having its own personal Sun. Surprisingly, this story includes a wholly relevant GK Chesterton poem.

2015 Day 5: Count the number of strings, from a given list, which fit a number of strange syntax / character requirements. We don't find big optimizations, but at 2.4 milliseconds, we don't need to.

2015 Day 4: Brute-force search through strings to find those whose MD5 hashes have leading 0s. After solving the problem using Rust's MD5 crate, we analyze MD5's algorithm to find possible speedups.

2015 Day 3: Follow cardinal directions to travel through a 2D grid with either one or two agents, and count all the grid positions visited at least once. Includes forays into structs and add-assign.

2015 Day 2: An arithmetic problem involving the dimensions of presents, wrapping paper, and bows; an easy problem made trickier by not knowing how to convert strings or how to appease borrow chekers.

2015 Day 1: The simplest problem of the year, done by complete beginners inexperienced with Rust's syntax, types, and error-handling. Features a 2000x speedup over an equivalent Mathematica program.

A collection of Mathematica programs and rhymed poetry written for Advent of Code 2020. Highlights include my new crusteacean best friend, a ballad for the Hollywood Hacker, and an awful restaurant.

A ten-minute video about the first building blocks of English poetry: the difference between stressed and unstressed syllables. Since this took 900 lines of python to make, more videos are unlikely.

A collection of Mathematica programs and rhymed poetry written for Advent of Code 2019. Highlights include running red lights, a sonnet of off-by-one errors, and fleas with little fleas to bite 'em.