I had meant to write up about my experiences playtesting Microsoft Puzzlehunt 123 a while ago, and eventually post some pictures (eventually, being now). I had gotten started, when my three year-old daughter snuck on to the computer and managed to publish only the whiny parts and none of the “I had so much fun!” […]
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I think I was able to prove at the Stanford wrapup of Microsoft Puzzle Hunt 12 that I am not well-suited for orating to the general population. The best my wife — who had watched the webcast — could say was, “Well, I’ll give you points for conciseness.” My conscious mind doesn’t have a problem […]
Yesterday, I got a call from Jonathan. His flight out of Boston had been canceled due to snow, so he was solving some more with Silly Hat Brigade. One puzzle had been bugging him, so he asked me to take a look at it. It was kind of up my alley, having read Hitchhiker’s or […]
The only thing better than hearing the announcement for the next Microsoft Puzzle Hunt (Feb 28/Mar 1), is finding out that there is a conspiracy fronted by Rich Bragg to simulcast the event here in the Bay Area. This is awesome news, since as much as I’d want to participate in Jeopardy! at Redmond, airfare […]
Today – Trogday: Trogdor turns five. January 18 – MIT Mystery Hunt: Jonathan’s flying out to Boston and joining the Silly Hat Brigade, the captain of which, oddly enough, went to the SRJC with us. Sure, he was eight at the time, but maybe he’ll remember. February 3 – Superbowl XLII: Hosting a surprise mini-puzzle […]
On Saturday, I was travelling down to Berkeley and gazed out across the bay at San Francisco. As I saw one of the more obvious landmarks of the City, it suddenly hit me: I now understand why the Transamerica Pyramid and the Washington Monument were used in a visual depiction of GPS coordinates.
After upgrading my Gallery2 server, I was finally have the capacity to embed videos. With that, the pictures and videos I took at Microsoft Puzzle Hunt 11.0 are now up.
Here’s a video I took of part of the opening ceremony for Microsoft Puzzle Hunt 11.0. My apologies for the shakiness… I blame the epilepsy.
I got an email from Randy last night that our team, 196, had been bumped down a few places, to 13th. I’m assuming that that is still based on time since a few teams apparently took on OUTERMAGE without GC noticing until the wrapup, where they promised to update standings. Considering we were in first […]
MSPH 11.0 is finished. The team Jonathan and I joined, 196 (don’t ask, only two team members truly understand the reason for the odd team name, and nobody understands when they explain anyway), placed 7th or 10th depending on whether you find total points or finish order more important. We were even in first place […]