So, I finally ditched my old website. Maintaining your own website is hard when your job is to maintain websites/web services/tweetybirds of others. Anyway, my good ol’ vim powered website got replaced by Jekyll. It’s still vim powered, but Ruby generated. Ruby, yay. Continuous deployment, yay. As if I would deploy a new blog post every day.

Anyways, I’ll post something useful as it’s my first blog post since 2007 or so. Here’s a copy’n’paste solution to Project Euler’s problem number 55:

 1 def lychrel(number):
 2     for i in range(51):
 3         number += int(str(number)[::-1]);
 4         if(number == int(str(number)[::-1])):
 5             return False;
 6     return True
 7 
 8 def main():
 9     print sum(lychrel(num) for num in xrange(10, 10000));
10 
11 if __name__ == "__main__":
12     main()

That’s about it. I’ll try to come up with something clever for my next blog post. This is just a proof-of-concept really.