I’m going to a few conferences this summer, just for fun, not for work, representing myself. In social situations, I’ve always had “calling cards” or personal-life “business” cards with some basic internet contact info. Does anyone remember the Moo.com mini-cards that were popular back when LiveJournal was a big thing? I’ve been using some variation on … Continue reading A puzzling business card
Developing For Alexa
I got a new Amazon Alexa a few weeks ago. [Full disclosure: I work for a company that’s owned by Amazon Web Services.] I find the technology a fun novelty, but I’m not sure it’s mature enough to be promoted to a central part of my home life beyond a music player and todo-list maker. That … Continue reading Developing For Alexa
Rendering a Puzzled Pint seal in Processing
During the winter break, I took some time to play around with the Processing language. (See also: A code sheet on every lock screen.) My current opinion of it is that, despite a few people doing amazing things with it, it sits somewhere above Logo/Turtle-Graphics but below a real/regular/popular language. It’s good for a few specific … Continue reading Rendering a Puzzled Pint seal in Processing
Dissecting ARGFest’s FestQuest
The Puzzled Pint team designed and ran this year’s ARGFest puzzle hunt. This is a behind-the-scenes peek at what was involved.
Puzzled Pint Portland heat map
In response to the previous post (Puzzled Pint surveys and metrics), someone had suggested building a heat map. I built a fairly primitive one with Google Earth and a short Ruby script. The radius of each circle is proportional to the number of attendees. The height is random-ish and only varies to help distinguish overlapping circles. … Continue reading Puzzled Pint Portland heat map
Puzzled Pint Survey Results
At the most recent Puzzled Pint event in Portland, we put out a survey for all players to respond to individually. Here are the results.
Dissecting puzzle design: Dem Bones
Warning, Spoilers Ahead Notice: This blog post is a peek behind the curtain to reveal the design of and thought process behind a Puzzled Pint puzzle. It contains spoilers about said puzzle. If you were at the October 2012 Puzzled Pint (“Dogtober”) and saw the puzzle, then you’re good to go. If you have not … Continue reading Dissecting puzzle design: Dem Bones
Pints and Puzzles
I guess it’s official now. I’m on the roster! Posted in:
Happy Birthday to Puzzled Pint
I would like to give a big shout-out as well as a congratulations and a thank you to the group running Puzzled Pint. They celebrated their second birthday last night at the Funhouse Lounge.