I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!
Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.
Here are two examples of interesting ways to plays Sudoku to make it more challenging. Force yourself to remember parts of the puzzle entirely through the game play. I prefer to play online at Web Sudoku
The Vast Empty Middle
Sometimes there are no numbers in the middle square when playing at the hardest level. An interesting way to play this game is to NOT record any plays to the middle square, but force yourself to remember any solved locations within the middle square for the entire puzzle play. You then wind up with a final solution that looks something like this:
You can check your work to make sure that the 8/9ths solution is correct, notice the message "Everything is OK, you have 9 to go!"
A Number is Missing
Sometimes playing at the hardest level will give you a puzzle with one of the numbers not appearing in the initial puzzle. So in this case I play forcing myself to remember the location of that number for the entire game play. This example has the number 6 missing. I have included several screen shots that show the play progression; the progression is left, right, top down.
These are some of my abstract art pieces. They are available as prints, send me a note if you are interested.
Gold As Smoke
What Am I Reading?
Mainly the subject of Microcontrollers, Arduino Devices, DNA, Pharmacology and HVAC from a variety of sources.
Currently reading "Connectome: How The Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are" by Sebastian Seung
The Sometimes Missing Followers
If you don't see yourself in my followers list its because most of the time lately Blogger has not been showing the most recent five people of the list; strange. It is sporadic in its display, sometimes 19, sometimes 24. New twist: sometimes there is only one missing, my niece! One of my longest term readers.
Primary Goal in Life: To be the 3rd nicest person in the Universe. I achieve this goal by constantly redefining the word 'nicest', which is currently 8735 words long in all its nuances and handling special incidents such as road rage and being attacked by wildlife.
I wake up every day looking forward to the next friend that I will make, the piece of art that I will create, and the culinary discovery that makes my taste buds tumble. I not only have favorite pieces of music, I have favorite notes within those pieces.