Buffet lines are terrible, but let’s try to improve them using computer simulations (Erik Bernhardsson)
I have suspected for years that the classic buffet line system is a deeply flawed method, so I decide to simulate different methods to find out better ways

Gotta love it when nerds do nerdy things. Here is a blog post about how to simulate a buffet line including very adorable emoji animations:

https://erikbern.com/2019/10/16/buffet-lines-are-terrible.html

Hat tip to @lars@toot.berlin and @rixx@chaos.social