You should check out what those kids at Bayview are up to!
If you’re going to be in South Florida on Saturday, June 23, please come and play the game 7 Wonders with us! We’re having a tournament, and all players are welcome – even if you’ve never played the game before.
Tournament details are available on our 7 Wonders of South Florida web site, or you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for info and answers to questions.
Space is limited, so please register and reserve your spot early.
This site got hacked. Someone managed to exploit a security weakness on this site that I didn’t notice until a little Bird gave me the heads-up.
Unfortunately, the hack affected every single file on the site, so I’ve had to clean it out completely and start over with a fresh installation. Fortunately, the hack seems only to have touched the code, but not the database – all of the content is intact.
Maybe this is a sign that it’s time for a new look to the site anyway … I’ll be putting it back together as time permits.
If you have any questions about content that you know is here but can’t find, send email to email@example.com and I’ll find it for you.
Fortunately, his run ain’t over yet. He won again yesterday, so he’ll be back on the show on Monday. Plus, he’s qualified for the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, which will air in November.
Here, he dispatches his most recent set of opponents:
Here’s the video of a talk I recently gave about the Puzzle Solving 101 Series. Enjoy.
Here’s the links to things I covered in my talk about Puzzle Solving 101 at the 2011 Mensa Regional Gathering.
Like all other blogs, this one receives its share of spam from time to time. Fortunately, Akismet happily eliminates just about all of it, but it leaves it in a queue for me to sift through just in case it flags something important as spam.
In the spam queue today, I received what I believe is my favorite spam ever in the history of this blog. Someone from the site asianwomenonline.tk (don’t go there – you’ll regret it) tried to post this:
The paste stomachs the level developer near the cheese. The family reassures the stare. The wreck gates Puzzle Solving 101 with the coming chocolate. My distasteful laughter pops opposite the advertised intelligence.
I believe that last sentence says it all.
If you like puzzles (and, if you’re reading this blog, I know you do), be there for an overview of the series; stories of its creation, solution, and discovery; and some fun audience participation.
Puzzlehead is back. In my misguided attempt to upgrade the site to the latest version of WordPress right before I went on vacation, I broke the site. It’s now fixed … mostly. There’s still an error under the search widget that doesn’t seem to affect the rest of the site, so I’m ignoring it until I can switch to a better theme.
There is speculation that JK Rowling’s new web site for all things Harry Potter called Pottermore is not only a way to purchase digital editions of the wildly-popular book series, but is also an online treasure hunt.
According to British newspaper The Guardian:
It is thought Rowling’s new project, due to be officially launched on Thursday, will be a Potter-based treasure hunt entitled Pottermore, after an apparently secret memo emerged.
The new project is reportedly an online game that gives users clues which will lead them to prizes hidden in the real world. Aspiring wizards the world over can hope to find an undisclosed number of magic wands stashed throughout the UK and US, and possibly other countries. It is not yet clear if the treasure hunt is Pottermore itself or a marketing drive for another product, and details about the game remain hazy.