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Good code ruined?

August 16th, 2006 No comments

I happened across a really neat site the other day, called codegolf.com. Some of you might recall a similar scheme going on a while back called perl golf – well this is the same idea.

The deal is, there is a load of challenges set, and you have to write and submit the code to supply the required output of the challenge. However, there is one snag – you have to write it in as little code as possible. It has you really thinking laterally – outside of ways you might normally think of writing code, which I personally find fantastic (and depressing, realising how little shorthand I know!)

There is currently four languages you can submit in – PHP, Perl, Ruby and Python. Suggest that you hardcore execution-time monkies take a look at it and get scoring.

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New Zealand Postcode Database

August 9th, 2006 57 comments

Due to the lack of data from NZ Post, I’ve created this mysql database from the PDF on the NZ Post website.

All efforts have been made to ensure that there are no errors, but there are no guarantees, if you need 100% accurate data please buy NZ Post’s PAF data.

Update: New Zealand Postcode Database version 2

Version 1:

nzpostcodes.sql.gz (467KB)
nzpostcodes.sql.bz2 (313KB)

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