On Sep 27, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Paul Robinson wrote:

> On 27 Sep 2006, at 13:31, Carl Drinkwater wrote:
>
>> Seems pretty simple, huh?  The URL to the full challenge  
>> description is
>
> [snip]
>
> I've just spent since 4pm (it's now 22:40 local time) working on  
> this. :-D
>
> I've managed to get it down to 426 bytes which is *rubbish* - 20/21  
> overall, 11/12 for Ruby - but I'm now going to actually, you know,  
> get some other stuff done. I give in. There are clearly better men  
> than I on that thing.

It is a hell of a problem.  I too lost a couple of hours to it this  
afternoon and still have nothing decent to show.  ;)

James Edward Gray II