
3rd September 2018
Over on my site Socoder.net, we have a daily poll, and each day it gives you something to vote on, then the next day you get points based on whether you voted for the winning item on the poll.
It's been there for many many years, now, and I'm starting to get a little sick of the sight of the bloomin' thing, but what could I possibly replace it with? The current leading idea is a doodle box, where the players are given a start point and a few colours, and the best art wins. But that ... Views 19, Upvotes 7
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3rd September 2018
Initial conception, and first test of printed foldable layout.
The layout seems workable, and if I continue to make the puzzles in that aspect ratio it should be fairly functional as a pocketsized booklet. Left the idea to ferment for a week!! Views 22, Upvotes 4
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11th September 2018
Managed to get Lattice and Crossed to work simply enough.
Decided on the name and logo, with a little help from SoCoder user Dabz. Views 30, Upvotes 4
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11th September 2018
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Words
12th September 2018
Added Doodle, Target and Anagram.
Tweaked Crossed to give more common words instead of the bizarre, cryptic 4letter oddities that it was previously coming up with! Views 11, Upvotes 4
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12th September 2018
...is the apparent name for the foldable booklet of puzzles.
Today I need to decide if I'm going to continue to work on FoldAPuz, or take the time to work on more JNKPlat levels. Or, perhaps I should work on both of them!?! Views 106, Upvotes 16
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13th September 2018
Tweaked Doodle to draw less "squiggly" and more "scrawllike".
Tweaked Target to be less random, and instead do a bit of maths to set the target, so that all targets are at least possible. Views 31, Upvotes 5
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13th September 2018
This is a game with no solution. Simply use the scribbles on the page as a basis for your own masterpiece.
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Extra
13th September 2018
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Words
14th September 2018
Switched to using a TTF font instead of PHP's default rubbish font.
Source Code Pro ..Which 1001fonts.com says is free to use, so if it isn't, blame them! Views 27, Upvotes 3
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14th September 2018
For each of the two puzzles, use the numbers given, and your mathematical prowess, to generate the larger Target value.
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Maths
14th September 2018
Try to find as many words as you can within each group of letters.
Can you find the full length anagram for each set? Views 16, Upvotes 6
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Words
15th September 2018
Finally got v1 of the main website up and running.
Simple drop down menu items and a puzzle page. Nothing too fancy, just enough that you can select from the growing collection of puzzles. Views 44, Upvotes 6
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15th September 2018
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Extra
16th September 2018
Added a "Yesterday's Solutions" option to the bottom of the site. Click to switch between viewing today's puzzles or yesterday's solutions.
The solutions "should" be functioning properly, but may occasionally glitch if I tweak too much of the underlying ProcGen code for the puzzles. Updated Number Target to remove instances where it would do "n x 1", which resulted in uninteresting maths! Updated Crossed to remove some of the 8letter word's letters. Added Find a Way... Views 20, Upvotes 4
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17th September 2018
Finally happy with the Find a Way maze generation. The mazes aren't the "best" mazes in the world, but are at least now a bit better than a straight vertical line!
Added Sudoku. Since Sudoku is fairly complex to generate, rather than being wholly generated by the script, I've opted to pregenerate 2000 number grid layouts, which then get numbers plucked from them to give a final puzzle. Views 15, Upvotes 3
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17th September 2018
Fill in the grid such that no row or column contain duplicates of the numbers 1 through 9.
In addition, each of the nine bordered 3x3 miniature grids should also contain the numbers 1 through 9. Views 14, Upvotes 4
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19th September 2018
Rewrote a significant portion of Sudoku thanks to feedback from @JulieMontoya20. The puzzles are a lot easier, now, but should at least be doable!
Added Word Ladder. It's a little bit slow. Hopefully I can find a way to speed that up. Note : Due to the way I've rewritten the Random Words code, (so the Word Ladder worked!) Yesterday's Solutions will not work properly for today or tomorrow. Views 45, Upvotes 5
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19th September 2018
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23rd September 2018
A minor update to the way Word Ladder is generated, which has sped the whole thing up by a remarkable amount.
What took about 3 or 4 seconds, yesterday, now only takes around 0.2 seconds. Optimisation is the key! Technically, instead of checking each and every word in the list, I first ensured the wordlist was properly alphabetised.. Views 9, Upvotes 3
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25th September 2018
Further tweaking to the Find a Way maze generator. Things are hopefully a little more varied, now, and I've also upgraded the solution display.
Added Solve A, B, C. (Thanks to Liam Kelk for suggesting it.) I'm not 100% convinced that it's doable, and will have to sit and try to solve a few of the puzzles over the next day or two.. Quite honestly, my maths brain has melted from all the coding, tonight!! Views 19, Upvotes 5
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25th September 2018
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26th September 2018
After realising how bloomin' simple yesterday's version of Solve A,B,C was, I spent an hour or so trying to find the most convoluted of puzzles.
I think the maths should be fairly complex, now, but am more convinced than ever, that figuring out the solution isn't as mathematically simple as it should be. Added Move One Digit, which needed a brief explanation. Currently considering adding a similarly short description to each of the panels. Views 16, Upvotes 5
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26th September 2018
Move one digit from one of the two numbers, over to the other, so that the result of the sum is correct.
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27th September 2018
A quick tweak to the Word Ladder generation. It was getting rather silly, and replacing letters with letters it'd previously used, leading to very repetitive ladders.
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3rd October 2018
The site has been moved to a new server, and I've rewritten a bit of the cache code, so it all works a little bit faster.
Added Logic Battleships, which Dabz suggested, right at the very start of this project. Sorry it took so long! Views 18, Upvotes 7
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