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Archive for November, 2005

Assorted Printable Mazes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

I’m working on creating more printable puzzles for the site, in addition to the sudoku puzzles. Here’s a collection of printable mazes, suitable for solving with a pencil. Perfect for a rainy day when you’ve got a bored kid in the house or office. The mazes come in 5 different difficulty levels, ranging from easy […]

Non Transitive Dice

Friday, November 18th, 2005

These 4 non transitive dice are one of the great illusions sold by British Toy & Magic Shop Grand Illusions, which specializes in mathematically-based novelties. Ask a friend to choose a die, you choose another. Make ten throws, and you will win the majority of the throws. No matter which die your friend chooses, you […]

My Lobotomy

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I heard Howard Dully’s personal story about his transorbital lobotomy, 45 years ago, on the way home today, while listening to NPR. This chilling and emotional tale, in which Dully finally confronts his father about the operation which ruined his life, makes up for 9 months of horrible music cues and pledge breaks. This is […]

Wacky Collages

Friday, November 11th, 2005

After seeing my Wacky Packages Coverpop, astronomer John Dubinski wrote to share with me his amazing large-scale photo mosaics of Wacky Packages (and also take my ego down a few notches, by demonstrating his superior geekitude). These are the most accomplished photo mosaics I have seen to date, involving random image placement of images with […]

Will Kong be King?

Friday, November 4th, 2005

The latest Kong trailer looks quite promising. Jackson’s respect for the original film is quite evident, and he’s had the good sense to make it a period picture. The hardest part for me is trying not to think about kielbasa sausage while listening to Jack Black, but I’m working on it. I think I can manage it by December.

10 Years of The Palace

Friday, November 4th, 2005

“Dear Mr. Bumgardner,” writes Scarlett, “Congratulations on writing software that goes the distance! We on Palace are celebrating 10 years of operation and it’s a pretty happy time among all the Palaces. I don’t think many software developers get to have their software in operation this long with a product going through multiple operating system […]