As I did last year, I’m going to solve the Advent of Code problems again this year.

Or that was the plan. It turns out that instead I put down my blog for almost a year and a half and never quite got around to doing these problems. So I’m actually backdating these posts from the early days of 2018 to where they would have been had I solved them on time. They’re still interesting problems, so give them a read.

If you’d like to see all of the solutions, here’s a list:

### Posts in Advent of Code 2016:

- AoC 2016 Day 1: Taxicab Simulator
- AoC 2016 Day 2: Pin Typer
- AoC 2016 Day 3: Triangle Validator
- AoC 2016 Day 4: Room Validator
- AoC 2016 Day 5: Password Cracker
- AoC 2016 Day 6: Signal Unjammer
- AoC 2016 Day 7: IPv7 Support Counter
- AoC 2016 Day 8: Tiny Screen Simulator
- AoC 2016 Day 9: Decompressinator
- AoC 2016 Day 10: Bot Simulator
- AoC 2016 Day 11: Radiation Avoider
- AoC 2016 Day 12: Assembunny
- AoC 2016 Day 13: Noisy Puzzle
- AoC 2016 Day 14: Bad One Time Pads
- AoC 2016 Day 15: Capsule Dropper
- AoC 2016 Day 16: Dragon Data
- AoC 2016 Day 17: Md5 Maze
- AoC 2016 Day 18: Its A Trap
- AoC 2016 Day 19: Blist Table
- AoC 2016 Day 20: Filter Table
- AoC 2016 Day 21: Scrambler
- AoC 2016 Day 22: Data Mover
- AoC 2016 Day 23: Assembunny2
- AoC 2016 Day 24: Venti
- AoC 2016 Day 25: Assembunny3
- Advent of Code 2016

Like I noted last year, I generally feel that these problems are more interesting if you take a crack at solving them yourself first. If you feel the same way, *stop reading*. This post will still be here when you’re done, I promise.

If you’d like to see all of my solutions (even before I’ve posted them), they’re on GitHub: jpverkamp/advent-of-code

If you’ve solved the puzzles as well and posted your solutions, post a link below. I’d love to see how others approach the problems.

Here is a link to last year’s posts:

My particular favorites are:

- Day 5: Password Cracker - Animated output
- Day 7: IPv7 Support Counter - Regular expressions used in interesting ways
- Day 11: Radiation Avoider - Quite a problem in optimization
- Day 12: Assembunny - I enjoy writing virtual machines
- Day 13: Noisy Puzzle - I rather enjoy procedural content
- Day 14: Bad One-Time Pads - Not useful as an actual one-time pad (they’re deterministic), but interesting to calculate
- Day 21: Scrambler - Another virtual machine of sorts
- Day 23: Assembunny v2 - An extension of day 12 involving self-modifying code and an optimizing compiler
- Day 25: Assembunny v3 - An extension of day 12 involving simple binary output and loop detection