It’s the first of December so it’s time to get out the advent calendar. I’m not a huge fan of the “traditional” advent calendar. What’s the point of tiny poor quality chocolates? If I wanted the chocolate I wouldn’t buy it in over-priced calendar form.

I do have a more contemporary advent calendar. I’m participating in the Advent of Code. Instead of chocolates, two puzzles are served up each day which must be solved using code. The challenges are all Christmas themed and are (at least so far) fairly easy and fun. Even a programming beginner could have a go, it’s a great way to get started.