September 2011


Sunday, September 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

This post is a puzzle - it is one of the puzzles I wrote for the 2005 Melbourne University Puzzle Hunt. Everything you need to know to find its single-word solution is in there. I will post hints in the comments. [more...]


Friday, September 23, 2011 // 2 Comments

Recent events have caused me to reflect on things, one of those things is the death penalty. Those who’ve known me for a long time know that I’ve been a fairly [more...]

Square in a Square

Sunday, September 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

For those of you who don’t wish to read 2000-something words of me pontificating about terrorism, here’s a nice little puzzle: The large square has a side length [more...]

Nine Eleven

Sunday, September 11, 2011 // 5 Comments

"A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center" someone said, anticipating my query. I watched the live report for a short while, and as I was about to leave (it was about 11 at night) the second plane crashed into the south tower. [more...]

Super 8

Thursday, September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

Nostalgia. Not for certain time, but for a certain kind of film making. J.J.Abrams has been criticized for making films very much like the “old” Steven Spielberg [more...]