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About that Mac & Cheese maze

Friday, July 18th, 2014

So, as I reported recently on my blog, I discovered recently that a maze that appeared on the back of packages of Kraft SpongeBob Macaroni & Cheese was based on one of my designs. When I notified @kraftfoods of this, via twitter, they put me in touch with Design Partners, an agency in Racine Wisconsin […]

Hmm, this maze looks familiar

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

While grocery shopping this evening, I happened to notice a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese that was turned around, with a familiar looking maze on the back. While this maze may look generic to you, it looks quite recognizable to me, because I spent quite a bit of time writing software that produces mazes […]

Euclid the Game

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

For the past several days I’ve been enjoying solving successive levels of Euclid the Game, an online set of puzzles based on Euclid’s Elements. You are initially given the equivalent of a stick, a straight edge and a compass (tools for drawing points, lines and circles), and are asked to construct an equilateral triangle. Once […]

Benjamin Franklin “Holograph”

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

This is a new demonstration I’ve prepared of my Mirror Morph technique, discussed previously. It’s a simple 2D trick that can make still images look three dimensional. Here’s a GIF version.

BaffleDazzle – an interesting kickstarter for puzzle people

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Cool music visualizer with flames

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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 […]