South Florida 7 Wonders Tournament

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 7wonders@puzzlehead.org for info and answers to questions.

Space is limited, so please register and reserve your spot early.

We Got Hacked

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 eric@puzzlehead.org and I’ll find it for you.

-eP

Alex, I’ll Take “Harvard Math Professors” for $2000

Crossword constructor, ACPT B-Division Champion, and all-around nice guy Joon Pahk spent this past week completely dispatching his competition on Jeopardy. Here’s a great recap of his amazing week.

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:

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Asian Women Online, and Spam

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.

BACK

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.

Rock on.