NOTE:
We have moved from AT&T to SBC on October 13, 2003 ...and will probaly move again!
Coming soon for 2008
Reviews of the following BinaryArts
(a.k.a. ThinkFun) solitare games:
Brick by Brick (single, double and enamel set)
Block by Block / Shape by Shape / Square by Square
RushHour / Railroad RushHour / Safari RushHour
Stormy Seas / Roadside Rescue / Tipover
Hoppers / Leaping Lizards / Flip It / Lunar Lockout
Metro/ GridWorks / Tangrams / Scrambled Eggs
MATHEMATICA:Solutions to...
CrossTeaser
FlipSide
...once I figure out how to actually solve them!
LINKS:
I really gotta do some spring-cleaning here...
about half of the links have been dead since
the turn of the century.
ON HOLD:
Hoberman Brain Twist,a one-day wonder..
The Brain Twist is a relatively simple puzzle to solve.
It's the mechanics of the notation that makes it
difficult to explain.
HX-20's memory map for the first 2624 bytes of RAM. Maybe, with a capital 'M'; but for now here's a neat trick...
While in BASIC mode, type: MEMSET = &HB00 [return] POKE &H11E, &HA [return] POKE &H11F, &H40 [return]
Now press: [GRPH] 0, [GRPH] 1, ... [GRPH] 9 [CTRL] 0, [CTRL] 1, ... [CTRL] 9
to view "Asian" charcters!?
2007
MATHEMATICA:
Rubik's Snake:
Doubled the amount of 3-D figs. (Okay, okay... there were only 15 to begin with, so I only added 15 more!)
SOMA CUBE:
BCSolve082.zip Written in C++ by Bruce Cropley, this program can solve
single and double SOMA sets within a fraction of a second,
along with SOMA+ and BEDLAM figures.
LINKS:
Somatic Capable of solving any polyomino animal up to 64 cubelets,
regardless of size or number of the animal components.
By Marc Moerig
MATHEMATICA: How to solve... Luminations - by Rick Nungester (solution & analysis).
MATHEMATICA: How to solve... Nemesis Factor - by Rick Nungester (HTML & text formats).
If the name sounds familiar, that is because Rick Nungester is the brother of Bob Nungester, author of the Windows Soma Solver elsewhere on my site. Currently, the Nungester brothers have donated about 2 meg of material to my site, and are welcome to occupy that section for as long as this site exists.
LINKS: Jaap's Puzzle Page One of the best sites on the web for solving the wide range of
Rubik-like puzzles, including Square 1, which I would have
never solved without Jaap's help. The site is high on text and
low on graphics; a virtual plus!
July 2001
7/2/01: Fixed the brakes.
MATHEMATICA: How to solve... Rubik's Magic I ..."Link the Rings".
MATHEMATICA: How to solve... Rubik's Magic II ..."Unlink the Rings".
June 2001
MATHEMATICA: How to solve... The Professor's Cube The Grand-daddy of 'em all, a 400K effort.
Also modified the solution of Rubik's Revenge for the Bottom-Edge section.
SOMA CUBE: Added 36 structures ...bringing the grand total up to 1949
(Walls & Wells, figure set #40).
November 2000
LINKS: Free games and puzzle programs A single-paged web site offering freeware by Ross Canning;
includes Cubix, Pentominoes and (most important of all)
a Windows Soma Solver!
MIDI FILES: Pictures at an Exhibition Robert Finley's amazing rendition of the Mussorgski masterpiece.
Be prepared to be stunned in total awe, as this MIDI version ranks
many notches above any classical recording on CD.
7/03/00: Updated the "What's New" page to include the
Boiled Live Lobster recipe.
MISC: Basic Clarinet Fingering Chart Totally free of plagurism! I'm sorry, but unless you can actually
find the guy who INVENTED the clarinet, this chart in NO WAY infringes on
any copywrite. However, I DO use the LeBlanc method of labeling the keys,
only because I own one of their by-products. Noblet clarinets rule!
RECIPES: Cardboard Pizza A must for every bachelor apartment dweller, and the best that
$2.99 has to offer. This was my favorite staple in the early 80's
that I would reward myself with every Friday night.
6/26/00: Birthday; stayed up 'til midnight
and watched my driver's license expire.
May 2000
SOMA CUBE: SOMA15.ZIP Bob Nungester created a Windows Soma Program in his
secret laboratory that can solve (or find impossible) regular,
split and partial figures in less than 1/8 second.
To solve DOUBLE-SET figures (yes, double-set figures),
downlown the upgrade, which also contains the latest
Single-Set Soma-Solving version.
LINKS: Robin's Web A great retro-site. Guaranteed to keep Boomers and Tweeners
zoned out for hours like zombies.
LINKS: Zenith Trans-Oceanic Page A web-site dedicated to my favorite line of shortwave radios,
the pre-disco-erazoic Zenith Trans-Oceanic.
5/29/00: Mowed the lawn; drank some beer.
MISC: Vanity Plates You've seen them before, and they're still out there... vanity plates!
Most of them are moronic, like 2FAST4U. The rest are just plain retarded.
Everyone complains about money and taxes, but after the smoke clears,
a lot of people are still willing to shell out that extra 30 bucks to
DYMO label their car with some idiotic caption.
April 2000
RECIPES: Spicy Chili WARNING: this stuff is NUCLEAR! May cause ulcers or hair loss.