King Floyd navigates a sticky succession situation in a neighboring kingdom with the help of his sorceress and the Observer Pattern. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: King Floyd and the Seventeen Princes
A wily merchant uses a recursive algorithm and over-optimization to trick a king out of his kingdom. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Recursed Army
When a farmer’s widow goes to the big city to buy some cattle, she doesn’t get the deal she thinks she’s getting. So she teaches the wily salesman a lesson in using precise terms. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Farmer and the Gigacows
A clown is smothered in blueberry tarts in a room no one can enter. The great sorceress Ahn is called in to solve this locked-room mystery. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope
Looking at my travel plans for the first half of the year, I thought “this will be cool. I’m going to reach Alaska Airlines MVP status for the first time and before June is out.” I was wrong. Continue reading When Is an Airline Mile Not an Airline Mile?