March 28, 2011


This morning I completed the final level of the video game SpaceChem. Many people had recommend this puzzle game to me as one that I would like and they were correct. Some of the game mechanics remind me of the board game RoboRally, which I also enjoy. As the game progresses though it turns into a complete visual programming language with switches and branching letting you create very complex behavior from simple primitive operations. And like most programming you can spend time optimizing your algorithms against either space (reactors and/or symbols used) or time (cycles used). I didn't spend much time going back to optimize my solutions as the 44 hours (wow looking at RescueTime scares me sometimes) it took me to beat the game was enough of a distraction :)

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February 20, 2010


Yesterday I bought a computer game. For those that know me well this may came as a big surprise since this isn't something I normally do. Lately I've found myself searching for something to sink my teeth into. I've not quite found it yet so I've been doing my best to not just sit in front of the television and watch movies. To that end a discussion at work recently brought up the game Braid. I have to say so far it is an awesome puzzle game, my favorite genre. The playing with time dynamic the game has isn't something I've seen in the few games I've played or heard about and it's done very well. Definitely worth the few bucks it cost me.

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May 31, 2006

No Prize For Me

I got a nice message today saying "Not all who embark on the Quest can succeed and you have NOT qualified as one of the 10,000 finalists." No prize for me in the Da Vinci Code Quest. I thought I might have had a chance since I completed the final quest in about five minutes, but alas nothing for me. The one bad thing is that the consolation prize is a PC game which I can't use anyway.

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April 30, 2006

Da Vinci Code Quest on Google

I've been having fun over the past few days spending a few minutes when I get home from work playing the daily puzzle in the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google. I'll be curious to see how much more difficult they get over the next couple of weeks as the first week was really easy and this week they added a few more elements to make it more interesting.

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