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Daniel Betteridge

Written by Daniel Betteridge who lives and works in Perth, WA building useful things.
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Advent of Code 2019 - Day 8

December 08, 2019

The Elves' spirits are lifted when they realize you have an opportunity to reboot one of their Mars rovers, and so they are curious if you would spend a brief sojourn on Mars. You land your ship near the rover.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 7

December 07, 2019

Based on the navigational maps, you're going to need to send more power to your ship's thrusters to reach Santa in time. To do this, you'll need to configure a series of amplifiers already installed on the ship.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 6

December 06, 2019

You've landed at the Universal Orbit Map facility on Mercury. Because navigation in space often involves transferring between orbits, the orbit maps here are useful for finding efficient routes between, for example, you and Santa. You download a map of the local orbits (your puzzle input).

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 5

December 05, 2019

You're starting to sweat as the ship makes its way toward Mercury. The Elves suggest that you get the air conditioner working by upgrading your ship computer to support the Thermal Environment Supervision Terminal.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 4

December 04, 2019

You arrive at the Venus fuel depot only to discover it's protected by a password. The Elves had written the password on a sticky note, but someone threw it out.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 3

December 03, 2019

The gravity assist was successful, and you're well on your way to the Venus refuelling station. During the rush back on Earth, the fuel management system wasn't completely installed, so that's next on the priority list.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 2

December 02, 2019

On the way to your gravity assist around the Moon, your ship computer beeps angrily about a "1202 program alarm". On the radio, an Elf is already explaining how to handle the situation "Don't worry, that's perfectly norma--" The ship computer bursts into flames.

Advent of Code 2019 - Day 1

December 01, 2019

Day 1 - Fuel calculations. Santa has become stranded at the edge of the Solar System while delivering presents to other planets! To accurately calculate his position in space, safely align his warp drive, and return to Earth in time to save Christmas, he needs you to bring him measurements from fifty stars.

Let's talk to Active Directory

July 21, 2019

When you need to find out info about your users and groups, using the approved tools of your benign IT overlords