Saturday, August 26, 2006

Color blind? take these tests

As a kid, I have been diagnosed to be color blind. Anytime I tell someone that I am color blind they start asking me questions like: "What color is this shirt?". So, if you want to know if you are color blind or just what color blind people can see, take the following 2 tests and find out:

Test 1 - Numbers
Test 2 - Shapes

Ro-Sham-Bo-Fu strategy

If you've read my post about Getting paid to play games, then you must know how excited I was about which is the first site (that I know of) who offers people money to play games.
Having played their games for a while now, I have figured out a strategy for playing one of their games named Ro-Sham-Bo-Fu which is an advanced version of rock,paper and scissors.
If you haven't played Ro-Sham-Bo-Fu before then I suggest you try it out first and then return here for your Ro-Sham-Bo-Fu strategy guide.

The strategy:
In each of the 6 rounds of the game you must choose either rock,paper or scissors. Rock loses to paper but beats scissors, Paper beats rock but loses to scissors and scissors beat paper but loses to rock. In each round the grandmaster offers you additional points for not choosing a specific selection (e.g rock) but what this means is that given that most players will want those additional points they are left only with 2 choices of which one always beats the other. My strategy for this is to choose that dominant option (in the case that rock is excluded, you should always choose scissors).

Let's take a look at a potential round where paper is the excluded option.
If paper is excluded then we are left with only rock and scissors of which rock always beats scissors. The wise choice would be to select rock anytime.

  • If your opponent selects scissors then you win and gain 3 points while both of you get 2 points for not using paper.
  • If your opponent selects rock then you have a tie and the points move to the next round.
  • If your opponent selects paper the he wins the 3 points but you get 2 points for not using paper.
Note: in the case of a tie, you might want to break this strategy and choose the excluded option which might give you the 2 round points (6 points) but lose the 2 point bonus.

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Unmaintainable Code - developer job security

Having read this funny item about ensuring programmer job security by writing Unmaintainable Code, I just knew I had to share this one out. While most programmers try to keep their code neat, tidy and well commented, this item just does the exact opposite.

Got a suggestion for writing such code? Let me know

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

CrunchGear - gadgets, gear and hardware

Remember my top gifts for men post? Here is another great site by the name of CrunchGear to do with gadgets, gear and computer hardware. CrunchGear is part of the TechCrunch network.
The site is blog based and features some really cool products such as the Razer ProType iPod/Zune Dockable Keyboards which has an iPod/Zune docking cradle as well as some USB ports and audio line-out.
It's a cool site if you like to drool over new gadgets.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Best of July posts

Is it too late to do a "best of July" post? Hmmm, not sure. Let's try anyway as there are some posts that really deserve some more attention.

July 3rd: Pay Per Post
Can I really get paid to blog?

July 10th: One Red Paperclip
All about the guy who traded one red paperclip for a house in Canada.

July 18th: Get One Mail - one time email
One time email? what will they think of next?

July 24th: Match My Pet
A dating site for pets...

July 27th: Visual meditation
Some visual fun with images

And a parting comment, do you know what post is most popular in this blog? Red Square game

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Leave a comment...Please

I've been blogging for a few month now and loved every minute of it, but if there's one thing I couldn't figure out is what gets people to comment. I have tried in many ways to get my readers to react and interact with my content but for some reason failed. Imagine my surprise when I saw Liz's post titled 10 Reasons Readers Don't Leave Comments. I have identified with at least 4 reasons out of her 10 that prevented me from commenting at other sites (can you guess which?).
My personafavoritete of reasons is You end your posts with a giant general question like "What do you think of the Big Bang Theory?"

So, What do you think of Big Bang Theory?

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