Sunday, 16 November 2008


Went to the free exhibition of the AGO today. It was pretty interesting. Maybe I'll post a bit more tomorrow...

Monday, 10 November 2008

College Puzzle Challenge

Before I forget, this weekend was the Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge. It was a lot of fun, like last year. I think our best score was fourth here at UofT.

Can you figure out our name?

There were a couple of puzzles with answers that just didn't make sense. Like this Drop Quote one. With a drop quote puzzle, you need to drop the letters to form words. But here you have to do funky add and subtract before you get a message out of it... Actually, it doesn't seem so hard written out. :P Another annoying one was Hospital Visit. I mean, finding random medical abbreviations from those descriptions is a little crazy. How are we supposed to figure out what "must take her medicine before eating" is in abbreviated form? Not only that, but the patient names in the answer aren't even the same as in the question.

Anyway, ended up twenty-first here, which isn't too bad. That's 133rd overall. Like last year, we really dropped in the last hour or so, but what can you do. I guess I can be happy that we're the first team with the score of 170.