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Yeah, it took me a month between when Panda issue #30 came out and when I downloaded it and started working on it. Life, Hunt, Work, and all that. But I'm glad I waited, because this past week was the first time I was relaxed enough to really be able to enjoy it, and enjoy it I did.

Spoilers abound! )

Very nice, Foggy. I'm looking forward now to doing the "cool down" puzzles at the front of the issue, and perhaps next month I'll be able to start early enough to have a shot at the top-ten list.

And if any of you have been considering subscribing to Panda, let me recommend that you buy this issue. I expect you'll be hooked.
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Yeah, it took me a month between when Panda issue #30 came out and when I downloaded it and started working on it. Life, Hunt, Work, and all that. But I'm glad I waited, because this past week was the first time I was relaxed enough to really be able to enjoy it, and enjoy it I did.

Spoilers abound! )

Very nice, Foggy. I'm looking forward now to doing the "cool down" puzzles at the front of the issue, and perhaps next month I'll be able to start early enough to have a shot at the top-ten list.

And if any of you have been considering subscribing to Panda, let me recommend that you buy this issue. I expect you'll be hooked.
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For a change, I've been able to work on an issue of PandA magazine the week it comes out. My status behind the cut, in case it's spoilery. Here's the cut )
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For a change, I've been able to work on an issue of PandA magazine the week it comes out. My status behind the cut, in case it's spoilery. Here's the cut )

Panda meta

Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:40 pm
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So here's where I am on the Panda meta. Mostly, I'm posting this for Foggy's benefit :-)

Spoilers? Perhaps )

So that's where I am.

Panda meta

Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:40 pm
rhu: (xword)
So here's where I am on the Panda meta. Mostly, I'm posting this for Foggy's benefit :-)

Spoilers? Perhaps )

So that's where I am.
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H and the kids are away for the week, visiting her parents. I, alas, don't have vacation days to spare so I'm holding down the fort at home.

The last two nights have been incredibly productive. I have been working on the final editing pass on my siddur, and although everything always takes longer than one expects, the improvements are visible everywhere. I've still got to do the cover design and polish up a few more interior spots, but I hope (!) to order proof copies next week. (Proofreading volunteers still needed! Sign up below!)

I've abandoned the Panda magazine meta for now. I'm not sure I was solving the right thing; the hint that Foggy posted over the weekend makes me think I was barking up the completely wrong tree -- which is fine, since I was getting nowhere. I've invested as much time in it as I think I can afford right now. The individual puzzles that I solved were fun, and now I can enjoy the "warmup" puzzles.

Sunday evening we had a lovely visit from [livejournal.com profile] mabfan, [livejournal.com profile] gnomi, and their daughters.

After a heavy week at work last week, this week is shaping up to be busy but productive.

And I'm eagerly awaiting the prototype decks for the game that [livejournal.com profile] rikchik and I have been developing.
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H and the kids are away for the week, visiting her parents. I, alas, don't have vacation days to spare so I'm holding down the fort at home.

The last two nights have been incredibly productive. I have been working on the final editing pass on my siddur, and although everything always takes longer than one expects, the improvements are visible everywhere. I've still got to do the cover design and polish up a few more interior spots, but I hope (!) to order proof copies next week. (Proofreading volunteers still needed! Sign up below!)

I've abandoned the Panda magazine meta for now. I'm not sure I was solving the right thing; the hint that Foggy posted over the weekend makes me think I was barking up the completely wrong tree -- which is fine, since I was getting nowhere. I've invested as much time in it as I think I can afford right now. The individual puzzles that I solved were fun, and now I can enjoy the "warmup" puzzles.

Sunday evening we had a lovely visit from [livejournal.com profile] mabfan, [livejournal.com profile] gnomi, and their daughters.

After a heavy week at work last week, this week is shaping up to be busy but productive.

And I'm eagerly awaiting the prototype decks for the game that [livejournal.com profile] rikchik and I have been developing.
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Spent a couple more hours on Panda today, making solid progress. Details, for anyone who cares. Spoilers behind the cut. )

Well, anyway, that's where I am. I hope to make progress on the research-heavy ones over the next few days. It's nice that, with the exception of the logic puzzle, things are pretty much falling in a straightforward manner, since I don't have time for a series of brainbusters right now.
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Spent a couple more hours on Panda today, making solid progress. Details, for anyone who cares. Spoilers behind the cut. )

Well, anyway, that's where I am. I hope to make progress on the research-heavy ones over the next few days. It's nice that, with the exception of the logic puzzle, things are pretty much falling in a straightforward manner, since I don't have time for a series of brainbusters right now.
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Made some good progress today... Cut for those who haven't done it yet )

So that's where I'm at at the (almost) end of my first day. Overall, the puzzles that I've attacked so far have seemed easier than in past issues. But until I've solved the meta I'm withholding judgment --- maybe I just haven't hit the really tricky ones yet.
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Made some good progress today... Cut for those who haven't done it yet )

So that's where I'm at at the (almost) end of my first day. Overall, the puzzles that I've attacked so far have seemed easier than in past issues. But until I've solved the meta I'm withholding judgment --- maybe I just haven't hit the really tricky ones yet.
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I've reset my P&A filter (not that I got anywhere with the previous issue) and am about to start blogging on my progress with the issue that came out last week (which is looking much more tractable). As before, if you're curious about my log of (or lack of) progress, just ask and you'll be added to the filter.
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I've reset my P&A filter (not that I got anywhere with the previous issue) and am about to start blogging on my progress with the issue that came out last week (which is looking much more tractable). As before, if you're curious about my log of (or lack of) progress, just ask and you'll be added to the filter.

P&A filter

Feb. 16th, 2009 01:19 pm
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The last two times I solved P&A, I intended to keep a log of my solving progress so I could give Foggy feedback. And by the time I was through, I was no longer motivated to do so. So this time I'm going to create a filter and post my progress as I go.

[livejournal.com profile] foggyb and [livejournal.com profile] tahnan, I'm putting you on the filter to start with. Anyone else who cares and doesn't mind spoilers (yeah, right, most of you who'd care have probably already submitted your answers) is welcome, just ask to be added in the comments to this entry.

P&A filter

Feb. 16th, 2009 01:19 pm
rhu: (xword)
The last two times I solved P&A, I intended to keep a log of my solving progress so I could give Foggy feedback. And by the time I was through, I was no longer motivated to do so. So this time I'm going to create a filter and post my progress as I go.

[livejournal.com profile] foggyb and [livejournal.com profile] tahnan, I'm putting you on the filter to start with. Anyone else who cares and doesn't mind spoilers (yeah, right, most of you who'd care have probably already submitted your answers) is welcome, just ask to be added in the comments to this entry.
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Total of about 9 hours over three days. Which puzzles I solved, which ones I backsolved, and which I still don't have. )

Will post a more detailed solving report in a few days, once spoilers are less of an issue.
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Total of about 9 hours over three days. Which puzzles I solved, which ones I backsolved, and which I still don't have. )

Will post a more detailed solving report in a few days, once spoilers are less of an issue.

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