2018 Credit Karma Tax Review

It’s that dreaded time of the year again, tax time.  Most of us do not like doing taxes, however, there is software that does make the job a little easier.  The problem with some is that they can cost quite a bit of money.  Yet, there is one solution that stands out for being completely […]

Go Chase the Butterflies Ginsberg

On November 28, 2017 my wife and I had to make the decision to put our cat to sleep.  It was a hard decision to make as he was for the most part healthy except for one thing; he may have had a brain tumor. It all started on November 16, 2017.  I came home […]

Coding Challenge – Detect an Anagram

OK, it is time for my unofficial weekly coding challenge.  This time I am going to do a fairly simple challenge involving anagrams.  If you read the definition on Wikipedia it states that an anagram is, “a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters in a word or a phrase, typically using all the letters […]

Coding Challenge – Reverse Polish Calculator

 Reverse polish notation is a system in which the operators follow the operands.  For example 2 3 + would mean that 2 and 3 should be summed together. It does not need any parenthesis as long as the operators work on a fixed number of operands. Anyways, the coding challenge today is to create a […]

Coding Challenge – Bodies of Water

Problem: Write a program that first takes an integer N giving both the X and Y size, and then N number of lines. Each line will contain N space-delimited characters, 0, 1, or 2. These characters represent altitude on the map. Zero means water. First, find the bodies of water. A body of water is […]