To my surprise, I enjoyed the first-ever Google Puzzle Hunt more than any other puzzle event I’ve participated in to date. To be fair, I’ve only been puzzle-hunting for less than a year, so I’ve only been in five or six. But considering that this was going to be a conference room-style puzzle hunt, I […]
Monthly Archives: June 2007
Photos from the first ever Google Puzzle Hunt are up: http://google1.puzzalot.com/ Written version is still in the works.
Awesome time. Great team. 5th place. Extremely tired. Daughter woke up early. More later when conscious.
Suddenly, Second Breakfast’s mailing list is going crazy as we all try to co-ordinate six members in Seattle and six members at Mountain View. The good news? We got a new Google team member to replace the one who got sick (get well soon!), bringing our count up to three onsite Googlers. The bad news? […]
One thing nobody tells you (or at least never told me) is that as a parent, you’ll be listening to a lot of kid’s music, and those songs will get stuck in your head. I wonder if my Dad had the same problem with the Sesame Street theme song. One song that just played seems […]
Finally, I know what team I’m on for the Googol Conglomerate Open House: Second Breakfast. I wonder if they know about elevensies… I finished reading Team Leader’s writeup of his experience during Pirates BATH (it printed out to about ten pages) and now am pestering him to let me post it. I found it very […]
I was at the park today with a friend, her daughter, and her niece. The neice was taking a look at pictures from my daughter’s birthday when she came across a video I had taken of the Blinkenlights puzzle from No More Secrets. I tried to explain how the puzzler worked to her, but mostly […]
What four things can you add to gold to keep it from sinking in water?
Back from Ecuador and I have a new-found respect for smog control. And seatbelts. And temperate climates. And whole wheat. It was also a bit jarring to see soldiers with machine guns at grocery stores as a theft deterrent and a battleship patrolling the bay of the touristy beach. The funny thing about not being […]
I was going to write today about my thoughts on puzzle design, especially puzzles where the data extracted can be applied arbitrarily, but I’m leaving tonight for Ecuador, so I guess I should start packing. The Googol Conglomerate Open House is on only a few days after we get back. I don’t even know what […]