Archive for the ‘toys’ Category

The one-eyed robot

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Real computer scientists concern themselves with sorting their balls.

Command-line debunker

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

My superstitious Facebook friends are posting this message: October has 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is money bags. So copy this to your Status and money will arrive within four days. Based on Chinese FengShui. The one who does not copy....will ...

Play Shinro puzzles for free in your Web browser

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Now you can try out Shinro puzzles in your Web browser! There are 120 puzzles there ranging from easy to hard. Can you solve them? launch

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I've finally finished the web site for my new book of puzzles. Go there and check out the book. You can even download a free edition!

Craft time

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Something I had to make during my lunch break. Because seeing Totoro in Toy Story 3 was awesome.

There is no Koopa.

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Want to make $500? All you have to do is make Mario come to life with an artificially intelligent computer program. And he has to survive as many randomly-generated game levels as possible from the Infinite Mario Bros project. Piece of cake! A contest entry. From the entrant: ...


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

XSLT is a language for transforming XML. I came to hate XSLT long ago, at the tail end of a fading honeymoon period in which I dwelt in the empty promises of XML. Somebody came up with a way to plot the Mandelbrot Set using only an XML file combined ...

Game Day at Luna City Arcade

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The multi-talented programmer, vintage arcade enthusiast, artist, and iPhone game developer Peter Hirschberg created a one-of-a-kind private vintage arcade collection that he periodically opens to the public. His Luna City Arcade is an acclaimed collection of still-functioning vintage arcade games from the 1970s and 1980s that he keeps and ...


Friday, April 3rd, 2009

TGAW's series of posts of "Season Compares" inspired me to code up another creation, the Swapper, to add to my ever-expanding collection of web toys of questionable value. Example swappification. Click to open if it isn't animating for you. Its purpose is to let you specify two images. The Swapper ...

New site launched today:

Monday, March 9th, 2009

.example { display: inline; color: #900; } I launched a new site site this morning: I saw this xkcd comic recently, and it made me want to be able to see Wikipedia articles side-by-side with their "simple" counterparts. "Simple English Wikipedia is a version of the Wikipedia ...