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Paula Gearon

Just a girl, standing before a compiler, asking it to love her

Location Spotsylvania, VA Joined Joined on  Personal website http://mulgara.org/ github website

Education

Computer Engineering. Physics.

Work

Software Engineer at Cisco Systems

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Daily Challenge #259 - Duplicate Encoder

Clojure (defn duplicate-encode [s] (let [s (clojure.str...

Daily Challenge #254 - The Vowel Code

A symmetric solution is probably better, but indexing letters...

Daily Challenge #255 - Is There an Odd Bit?

Since all integers and longs are signed in the JVM, this make...

Daily Challenge #253 - Sort Sentences Pseudo-alphabetically

(refer-clojure :exclude '[sort]) (require '[clojure.string :a...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

My own POV developed from my education. As an engineering stu...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

The point of dispute here is actually a matter of some philos...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

That was my first thought, but then I remember talking with t...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

No. I agree with most of what you have to say above, except t...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

Speaking as someone with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer ...

Computer Science vs Software Engineering

I see it exactly opposite to this. Computer Science is a part...

Is open-sourcing server-side code a security threat?

Oh, I see. I thought you were trying to allow people to post ...

Is open-sourcing server-side code a security threat?

If you don't have the time or expertise to focus on it, then ...

Is open-sourcing server-side code a security threat?

I want to add to what everyone is saying. "Security by Obscur...

Is open-sourcing server-side code a security threat?

People can post if you provide a drop box. Either email (whic...

Daily Challenge #249 - Incremental Changes

Compared to your "level 1", this is more like the question as...

Daily Challenge #251 - Largest Number in a Sequence

To be honest, the solutions I provide here would NEVER pass c...

Daily Challenge #251 - Largest Number in a Sequence

(defn digit5 [n] (apply max (sequence (comp (map (partial app...

Daily Challenge #250 - Last Digit of a Large Number

This was exactly the approach I was going to take, but then t...

Daily Challenge #250 - Last Digit of a Large Number

Silly, illegible Clojure code. But it works. (defn s [x] (c...

Tell me about your first email address

zmodem came in soon after, and I always preferred it! Restart...

Tell me about your first email address

Mosaic was it for a little bit, but it wasn't long before Net...

Daily Challenge #232 - Regex Pattern

I don't consider myself a regex expert, but this is a feature...

JavaScript Quiz Question #1: Array Sort Comparison

Sorry... my wording was probably unclear. I mean that it's a ...

JavaScript Quiz Question #1: Array Sort Comparison

The question, as asked, is misleading. Arrays don't compare i...

Daily Challenge #232 - Regex Pattern

Assuming the above is OK, then here's my Clojure solution: ...

Daily Challenge #232 - Regex Pattern

Can I just check... This looks for every character in the req...

I need a mentor!

Responded in chat...

I need a mentor!

Hi. I may be able to help. What are you looking for, specific...

Daily Challenge #230 - Beeramid

To follow up on my solution, I borrowed from the Wikipedia ar...

Daily Challenge #230 - Beeramid

Clojure. Not very terse, but it gets a solution in constant t...

Daily Challenge #231 - Perfect Powers

Not necessarily the best approach, but this works in Clojure ...

Tell me about your first email address

21 Unix. I don’t know what type. s2302656@student.uq.edu.au...

A Balanced Tree

To be honest, one reason I delayed getting back to this was...

If your manager told you to spend the next two weeks working on any "fun and fulfilling" project at work, what would you do?

A few years ago this happened to me. I had been spending m...

What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?

PD FD 6 RT 90 PU FD 3 RT 90 PD FD 6 RT 90 PU FD 3 RT 90 FD ...

Welcome Thread - v32

I never introduced myself when I first joined, so here goes...

AoC Day 4: Repose Record

Timezones really matter if you're trying to get a good scor...

AoC Day 4: Repose Record

I used the same approach, but I really like the tools you h...

AoC Day 4: Repose Record

The first part made me think a little about the data struct...

AoC Day 3: No Matter How You Slice It

I did my part 1 similarly: I wrote the ID to each cell in i...

AoC Day 3: No Matter How You Slice It

I initially thought that I should use my data structure fro...

AoC Day 3: No Matter How You Slice It

I saw someone on the Clojurian's Slack talking about AoC da...

AoC Day 2: Inventory Management System

I did my solutions at midnight last night, but I was surviv...

AoC Day 1: Chronal Calibration

I made my way here by following @ASpittel. Thanks Ali. I j...

AoC Day 1: Chronal Calibration

Unfortunately, associative arrays only appeared in Bash4. T...

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