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Where are the logic puzzles?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

I sometimes get emails that ask where the logic puzzles are. “I thought your site had logic puzzles, where are the logic puzzles?” they ask. My site does indeed have logic puzzles, by which I mean puzzles in which you employ logic to solve them. Pretty much every puzzle on my site meets this description. […]

Krazydad books are coming!

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Hey folks, I’m currently working on a series of puzzle books which will be available on CreateSpace and Amazon, starting sometime in March, 2017. [ UPDATE: They’re available! ] I’m starting with a Suguru collection. Each Suguru book contains 300 puzzles and is priced at $9. The puzzles in the books are all new, and […]

Befores and Afters

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

This is one of a series of posts about my health/fitness journey. The first one is here. Part 6. Befores and Afters I promised a blog entry on the whole “Endomorph/Ectomorph” thing and it’s coming, but the research is taking me to some interesting places, and it’s gonna take a while to complete, plus I’m […]

Nerdstrong, part 1

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

This is one of a series of posts about my health/fitness journey. The first one is here. Part 4. Nerdstrong (part 1) Before this year, the thought of going to a gym was akin to the thought of singing “Oklahoma!” to the clerk at the local 7-Eleven. It wasn’t in the cards. So was the […]

Old Age Superpowers

Friday, September 9th, 2016

This is one of a series of posts about my health/fitness journey. The first one is here. Part 3: Old Age Superpowers At fifty three, there’s a lot of things I can point to in myself that aren’t what they used to be. My reflexes are slower. My hearing is worse. My knees are fucked […]

The Change

Friday, September 9th, 2016

This is one of a series of posts about my health/fitness journey. The first one is here. Part 2: The Change When I was obsessed with Cryptography, I learned about this cool photo. It was on the desk of William F. Friedman who ran a government agency that we now call the N.S.A. In the […]

The New Me

Friday, September 9th, 2016

I’ve lost a lot of weight, rapidly, this year. On Tuesday, September 6, I weighed in at 185 pounds. On Saturday, March 5, I weighed 240 pounds. So a loss of 55 pounds in six months. My goal, which I set in March, was to lose 2 pounds a week for six months, and I’ve […]

Emergent Orange and Playboy Centerfolds

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

(Spoiler alert, despite the title, this post contains no obviously nude images. Sorry!) This week I revisted a mystery that has been bugging me for several years. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you are probably familiar with my study emergent orange, a color that is produced when you make amalgam images by […]

Cycloid Drawing Machine Simulation

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Last April, a friend who knows me too well told me about this new KickStarter for a Cycloid Drawing Machine. I looked at this intriguing adult spyrograph with great wonder, but then moved onto other things. But the machine continued to pique my interest, and every few days I would look at it again, trying […]

Interactive Puzzles are here!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

I kept myself busy over the Christmas break (when I wasn’t feeding the birds and entertaining my cat) by adding 13 new Interactive Puzzle pages to this website. The puzzles work in modern web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 9 or later), on iPads, and on some Android tablets . I think these puzzles are […]