Archive for date: September 6, 2002

Awari Solved

September 6, 2002 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

The University of Alberta has a very cool group that does research into gameplay. Recently they solved Awari, a very old game that is still very common and popular in Africa and the West Indies. They did it by brutally enumerating all possible board positions via retrograde analyis on a cluster of 144 PCs in […]

Alphabet Soup

September 6, 2002 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

While surfing around on sweetcode today I found a link to a project called Alphabet Soup, a wacky project by Matt Chisolm that attempts to generate slightly perverse versions of regular characters using a context free grammar that describes possible characters. For instance, the following renditions of BRAINWAGON were made by his nifty script: Pretty […]

The Tower of Babel

September 6, 2002 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been working a bit more on my weblog over the past few days, trying to clean up and remodularize the templates that I’ve been working on. As a result, I’ve got a stack of books on my desk regarding the various bits of web technology that I use. And it started me thinking. And […]