This Week #StackOverflowKnows Parties With Introverts, Perfect Cookie Ratio, and Harmless !-Habits

Even over the holidays Stack Overflow and the Exchange sites are buzzing with some great questions and answers. In this edition, you can stick to your new year’s resolutions but still think about the perfect cookie, learn how to seat introverts at parties, and explain your last defeat at chess mathematically. 

Can I make leading exclamation points be ignored in the terminal? 

unix.stackexchange.com

Already back on the bad habit, you were aiming to kick for the new year? Well, at least your !-dependence isn’t one you need to worry about.  

Preventing fog inside snow goggles

physics.stackexchange.com

A slalom downhill works better when you can see the slope. Advice for keeping those ski goggles from fogging up.

Sphere inside of a Sphere (read cookie)

math.stackexchange.com

Yes, Virginia, there is a mathematically perfect cookie recipe. Assuming, of course, that you like your cookie to chocolate ratio to be 1:1.

Variations: in how many ways can people be arranged

math.stackexchange.com

Yes, introverts do go to parties. Here’s how to seat your introverts at your next gathering so that none of them are sitting next to each other, which will cause them to immediately read books. 

Has anyone attempted to characterize chess mathematically?

chess.stackexchange.com

In case you were quibbling over a game of chess with a friend or family member recently. Here you might find some links to proof why you lost purely due to math. 

Want to give attention to a great question and/or answer? Tweet it with the tag #StackOverflowKnows and we’ll consider them for future installments of this series.

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Medi Madelen Gwosdz
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Medi Gwosdz is a Content Writer at Stack Overflow Talent. Based in the London offices she writes all kinds of blog articles and guides to help developers advance their careers – and to help companies find developers. In her spare time, she can be found reading, cooking or exploring restaurants and food markets around the city.

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