I hope you had a great week. Mine was packed with work, helping friends move, going to the arcade, going to the gym for the first time in......... a long time, and checking out a food fair in Seattle (shout out to Christina who randomly approached me there and said she liked this newsletter, hi Christina)! Let's boogie!
Web links of the week
Babel 7.5.0 released
Verly Range Slider
Google wants to make the 25-year-old robots.txt protocol an internet standard
Adding webmentions to my blog
Something that interested me this week
This past weekend we went to the arcade and spent a LONG time playing games and watching people absolutely crush it at DDR and Pump it Up!
I gotta say though, the game that I discovered and stole my heart was an old one called
. I played it for probably way too long, but I loved it! It reminds me a lot of those matching color games like Bejeweled and Candy Crush, while also having the digging element of Dig Dug, also while being timed. It was a really good time and it made me want to build my own arcade machine just to play it! Until then though, I'll be trying out the online and phone versions. :)
Interview question of the week
This past week's question was a bit harder for you folks! I had to get sum combinations from dice with a random number of faces.
did a great job with their solutions!
This week's question is one of my favorites to give in technical interviews:
Given a string, and a pattern of alpha characters and the characters . and *, write a function that determines if the string matches the pattern. It's like a baby regex matcher, where . can match any character, and * represents 0 or more instances of the preceding character.
Cool things from around the internet
I Sang The Song "Friday": Rebecca Black
How to Restore Old Plastic Electronics Enclosures
Incredible ukulele virtuoso goes viral for her mash-up of Carmen and Phantom of the Opera
How many apples grow on a tree?
All of them!
That's all for now folks! Have a great week. Be safe, make good choices, and look away from your screens every 20 minutes.