# I'm tired and can't sleep

1. Nov 5, 2010

...so forgive the stupid game:

What would be the most efficient way to reproduce the following without using keyboard shortcuts for formatting, or any variant of a quote + copy-paste method?

Do you know how long this took?

2. Nov 29, 2010

### dav2008

My submission:

Do you know how long this took?

I'm sure you could write a script in any language to go through any string and append the tags to every other letter.

3. Nov 6, 2012

### Carnivroar

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Code (Text):

raphael@raphael:~$cat bored.java public class bored { public static void main(String[] args) { String r = ""; int j = 0; for(int i = 0; i < args[0].length(); i++) { if (args[0].charAt(i) != ' ' && j++ % 2 == 0) r += String.format("[b][u][i]%s[/b][/u][/i]", args[0].charAt(i)); else r += args[0].charAt(i); } System.out.println(r); } } raphael@raphael:~$ javac bored.java
raphael@raphael:~$java bored "Do you know how long this took?" [b][u][i]D[/b][/u][/i]o [b][u][i]y[/b][/u][/i]o[b][u][i]u[/b][/u][/i] k[b][u][i]n[/b][/u][/i]o[b][u][i]w[/b][/u][/i] h[b][u][i]o[/b][/u][/i]w [b][u][i]l[/b][/u][/i]o[b][u][i]n[/b][/u][/i]g [b][u][i]t[/b][/u][/i]h[b][u][i]i[/b][/u][/i]s [b][u][i]t[/b][/u][/i]o[b][u][i]o[/b][/u][/i]k[b][u][i]?[/b][/u][/i] 4. Nov 6, 2012 ### Borek ### Staff: Mentor Code (Text): [noparse]borek@invincible ~/python$ cat bored.py
text='Do you know how long this took?'
outtext = ''
switch = 1

for c in text:
if c == ' ':
outtext += ' '
else:
if switch:
outtext += '[b][u][i]'+c+'[/i][/u][/b]'
else:
outtext += c
switch = 1 - switch

print outtext
borek@invincible ~/python \$ python bored.py
[b][u][i]D[/i][/u][/b]o [b][u][i]y[/i][/u][/b]o[b][u][i]u[/i][/u][/b] k[b][u][i]n[/i][/u][/b]o[b][u][i]w[/i][/u][/b] h[b][u][i]o[/i][/u][/b]w [b][u][i]l[/i][/u][/b]o[b][u][i]n[/i][/u][/b]g [b][u][i]t[/i][/u][/b]h[b][u][i]i[/i][/u][/b]s [b][u][i]t[/i][/u][/b]o[b][u][i]o[/i][/u][/b]k[b][u][i]?[/i][/u][/b][/noparse]
Do you know how long this took?

If you are really bored you should try to code it in brain**** :surprised

Sigh, one even can't post a proper name of that language.