My Kind of Stupid

Web development, user interfaces, and other development topics.


Yesterday Nathan Fillion tweeted about finding a permutation of his name on a website. At first I just chuckled, but it soon occurred to me that this would be a fun problem to solve with scripting.

So I whipped up fillion.rb to peruse a webpage for permutations of a given word. It was fun to figure out a quick algorithm to find permutations, and then fight scope creep (I ended up writing a crawler for an entire domain).

The beauty of development is being able to look for a challenge anywhere.

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