Sudoku, the Japanese number puzzle game, has taken our household by storm. We print and play daily. If you haven’t heard of it, check out this Wikipedia article to find out more.
It started by Erin finding a sample puzzle in the Arizona Republic. She liked it, but we don’t get the paper regularly (she actually picked it up from a restaurant the first time).
She was hooked, and now my job is to download and print a “Gentle” puzzle and also the “Moderate” one every day before she gets home from work. When she walks in the door, she always looks at the printer first. If there isn’t anything there, I hear “Sudoku!” in a loud and demanding voice.
Anyway, I tried it tonight, and it is fun! If you want to get your daily fix, or just want to try it, go to Sudoku Online : Sudoku of the Day and get going. It’s a big hit in our house; from what they say it’s sweeping the US also.
We had a nice visit from Aaron and Jenny last weekend. Erin and I were excited to show off Erin’s workplace, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It was a short but sweet visit.
I also took some shots with our new Digital Rebel. It’s a sweet camera! No more film to deal with, and it takes really good quality JPEGs at 8 megapixels. See our photos in Boyce Thompson Snapshots.
AJ shouldn’t worry so much.
If I don’t write something this weekend for either this weblog or aj-adventures – I’m a lazy bum.
Go to :: Neal Stephenson :: to see photos of the the entire Baroque Cycle manuscript — it’s pretty amazing! A huge stack…no, a couple huge stacks of paper.
Also, check out the photos of handwritten manuscripts and the three Deluxe Limited Editions (very nice!).
Excessive Candour, an online book review by John Clute. He takes a look at Neal’s Quicksilver.
I like this idea: “A promise of more cunning things to come.”
Todd Garrison takes a crack at solving the cryptographic puzzle he encountered at the Baroque Cycle Web site…
A worthwhile read; I just can’t believe I didn’t see this until now. Thanks del.icio.us!!!!
Cracking the Code: The Baroque Cycle Mystery.
“The World’s Largest e-Book store”, eReader.com put up an excerpt from Snow Crash.
Link: eReader.com: Excerpt from Snow Crash.
Now that we have had a chance to settle in a bit, I posted some more pictures of our pink cottage on Kellner Avenue, Superior, Arizona. The view out the front is awesome! You look up at sheer cliffs that are officially called “Apache Leap”. The name comes from a time in history when soldiers chased some Apache warriors in the area and the Apaches decided to jump off the cliff instead of getting captured.
Go look at the pictures. Oh, and for Adria I posted some views of my “workspace”.
LanceWillett.com is now added to my blog collection. Why, you ask?
I decided to go ahead and secure my “ego domain.” I know there are only two other Lance Willett’s out there (that I know of). But hey, you never know. Someone might snag it.
One Lance Willett that I am always fighting with in Google is a symphony
conductor in Iowa (or somewhere in the Midwest). Another that I’ve found before, accidentally of course, is a body builder and has lots of near-nude pictures online.
So, needless to say I didn’t want nudie or music guy to get my domain.
Once I got the domain, then it was time to try some bloggin’.
I really like Textpattern so far! .
This one is for Aaron J., Dave B., Tim H, and other bike types. Ride on! For the rest of you (ummm, Joel P. and Lance W.) don’t bother reading on because a bike would be overkill for the walk from the bedroom to the workplace in the other room).
Even if you do commute to work (wish you worked at home, don’t you?), you should grab the bike instead of jumping in the car. Not only are gas prices high, but you could use the exercise I’m sure. Seriously, though, riding your bike to work could be the best thing you do all day. Clear your head, work up a sweat, get your heart pumping…all good things. If you are in Tucson or Phoenix, now is just beginning to be a great time to jump on the two- or three-wheeler since we are finally below 100 degrees each day.
For those of you who haven’t biked much to work, or want to do it more, check out Google’s list of tips for commuting to work. Via 43Folders site.