A Day in the Life
By ReallyEvilCanine (Mon May 12, 2008 at 02:58:34 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, sudoku, pie (all tags)
Solving a Difficult Sudoku:
The "Group Cut" Method

It's been a year since I posted a new method for solving sudoku puzzles. Maybe it's just me but the hardest puzzles seem to have gotten a lot harder over the past year or two and some friends have agreed. Over the past six months I've come up with another method to retaliate: the "Group Cut". Being able to solve the hardest sudoku inside 10 minutes, I decided to make things more difficult and stopped writing helper numbers in unknown squares. That led to my discovery of this method which I use on around a quarter of all sudokus I solve these days.

Includes 29 graphics totaling 211KB

x-posted to da brog.

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A Day in the Life
By ReallyEvilCanine (Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 02:19:56 AM EST) A Day in the Life, sudoku, Uniqueness, pie (all tags)
Solving a Difficult Sudoku

I can't sit in the Cube at the Desk of Hate all day long. When it's time for this monkey to have a smoke, I usually take a sudoku puzzle with me. I do 'em in the train to and from work as well. I've done so many that I can do most puzzles at the hardest level in under 10 minutes. Luckily, Berti hates smoke and so avoids the smoking room which means I'm not subject to his opinions on how the puzzles work.

Warning: This diary contains nothing about fuckwits, only a method for solving difficult standard sudoku puzzles.

x-posted to da brog, sans poll.

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A Day in the Life
By ReallyEvilCanine (Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 02:45:37 AM EST) A Day in the Life, cubicle, oxygen, cold, sudoku, pie (all tags)
Cow-orkers VIII: Sour Stuff

Germans need lots of "oxygen". They're always complaining, Ich kriege keinen Sauerstoff ("I'm not getting any oxygen"). If only. At the same time they also complain about drafts being terribly unhealthy and even have a special belt for motorcyclists to "protect their kidneys" from all that cold air rushing by. German bikers even wear it in summer.

Twenty below 0°C isn't uncommon in winter here. And yet there are a lot of Germans who will insist on opening the window all the way despite gale force winds, dropping the temperature 30 degrees in as many seconds. Because they "need some oxygen".

x-posted to da brog.

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Brilliant!
By stark (Thu Jul 28, 2005 at 10:48:18 PM EST) edinburgh, weddings, beer, vomit, sudoku, hacked, photos, photo (all tags)
In't work brilliant?! You can, like, wake up early, get on a train, an' everything! Then you get to big office block with no windows, and spend all day typing away with people shouting at you!

Brilliant!

Inside: Weddings, vomiting, being hacked, photo of the day

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