Archive for November, 2007

Cards go Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9…

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

and suits go Spade, Heart, Diamond, Club. Not the newsflash of the century, but this was the focus of an error I had to resolve in a card game I’m working on. We have a wild-card picker with a slider to pick the card and a slider to pick the suit. I had ordered my cards “numerically” with Ace, 2, 3, etc… In the end, I needed to change the slider to Ace, King, Queen etc… down to 2. It makes sense I suppose but I overlooked it.

Another point was the order of suits. I would have never thought there was a “traditional” order… but for the record: Spade, Heart, Diamond, Club

Newsletter puzzle found by Robert Reinhardt!

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

My newsletters have started to include a hidden puzzle. Last time there was a hidden message in the form of a “Mad Fold-in”. This time I’m not going to say what the puzzle is yet… but since so many people asked “what do you get if you find and or solve the puzzle?” I figure the best I can offer is public recognition. So, yeah, Robert Reinhardt figured it out. Here’s a link to the latest newsletter: here
I will give two hints here:

  • You have to read the newsletter to find the puzzle.
  • The puzzle is actually very easy to find… solving it is more difficult.