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Advent of Code Day 4–Room Checksums

Day 4’s challenge involved calculating “checksums” and decrypting data. Each line of the input contained an encrypted room name, a sector id and a checksum. Regular expressions were the obvious way to parse the input into a custom “Room” record type. A few days practice means that I can at least use regular expressions fairly easily in F#, although it seems a shame that it takes several steps to parse out the matches from...

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Best Buy’s ‘Special Edition’ Sale Includes a Glass Lid Laptop

Tired of seeing the same old tech sales since Black Friday? Best Buy is as well. Today, they are kicking off a brand new sale on “special edition” products. There are some pretty unique products in this sale, including the Lenovo Yoga 910 with a Glass Lid. It’s a pretty sweet looking laptop, and it’s priced at $1299, about the same price as the normal version. It sports a 4K display, powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor, 16GB...

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WordCamp US Day 2 Recap – Divi Nation Interviews, State of the Word, & More!

Day two of WordCamp US was a whirlwind of speaking sessions, interviews, and hallway hangouts. Oh, and of course the State of the Word presentation. It was a fun day and we certainly kept busy! If you didn’t happen to catch the livestreams we did throughout the day yesterday we’ve included them in the post below. You can also find our WordCamp US Day 1 Recap here. Divi Nation Interviews at WordCamp US In this video I was...