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PD Weekend / Handmade Music 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

PD Weekend is an upcoming series of events at CRASHspace in Culver City revolving around electronic music and art made using PureData, it’s commercial sibling MAX/MSP and other tools. The creator of both of the aforementioned applications, Miller Puckette will be on hand to teach a Raspberry PI + PD seminar. There will be a […]

Not a crossword

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

An interesting puzzle, basically a kind of maze with limited movements, that resembles a crossword, by Tyler Capp. Link.

Systematic Sudoku

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

John Welch writes an excellent blog for advanced Sudoku Solvers called Systematic Sudoku. Every Tuesday he posts a new detailed analysis of a tough puzzle, one of his goals being to understand the comparative difficulties of various sudoku publications. Sudoku difficulty is hard to measure and describe, and different publications (including this website) use different […]

The mark of the unicorn

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, but hopefully, there are still one or two of you out there who understand the value of a good RSS feed. I’m back to write about a book I’m enjoying, with the following cryptic title: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 If this line of BASIC code […]

Graffiti Shroud

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

If you combine a sufficiently large number of (uncorrelated) photos, and choose the images carefully, you can approximate any image you like. This “Shroud of Turin” was made by carefully choosing 300 photographs from a larger set of 20,000 photographs of graffiti. All images come from Flickr and are Creative Commons licensed. The images are […]

Penrose Puzzle: Area 51

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

This Penrose Slitherlink puzzle is inspired by David Millar’s “Area 51″ puzzles, which you can find at The Griddle. The puzzle works like a regular Slitherlink puzzle, but with a few twists: The aliens must be kept inside the fence. The cacti must be kept outside the fence. The white circles indicate a straight line […]

June Processing Workshops

Monday, June 4th, 2012

This month, I’ll be teaching two Processing workshops at CRASHspace, the awesome hacker space in Los Angeles. You can sign up for these classes in the CRASHspace store. This is a fundraiser for CRASHspace: all proceeds will go towards paying the rent and such. Each class is 4 hours long, and costs $60 ($40 for […]

Chess Music at Handmade Music L.A. #3

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Next Saturday, I’ll demonstrate my musical chess system at the 3rd Annual Handmade Music L.A., at CRASH Space in Culver City. There will be a number of other tinkerer/musicians there as well, showing innovative pieces of homemade music technology, including circuit bending, noisy circuits, repurposed video-games machines, and amplified motors. Hope you can join us! […]

Solve Krazydad puzzles on an IPad with UPAD

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Lately, I’ve been solving Krazydad puzzles on an iPad, using my finger, or a stylus, rather than printing them out and solving with a pencil. My iPad app of choice for printable puzzles is UPAD, a great little drawing app that works well with PDF files. It is available in both free and paid versions. […]

Floret Slitherlink

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Here are six new Slitherlink puzzles for you to try. This puzzle is based on Floret Pentagonal Tiling, which was suggested to me by Danny Sichel. The additional clue styles (ampersand and dollar sign) were inspired by David Millar’s excellent “Area 51″ puzzles, from The Griddle. Fill in some of the dotted line segments to […]