We got quotes, We got games ; Come one, Come all


What's new ? (or sort of new, anyway)

Understanding Big Numbers
(June 20, 2021)

Donald Trump vs 10 Commandments
(Sept 12, 2020)

Morose essay about birthdays
(July 7, 2019)

An essay about mathematics
(Aug 19, 2018)

Rant about website fonts
(Aug 19, 2018)

Computer Picture Formats
(Jul 21, 2018)

Derived TV show names
(Jun 14, 2018)

New "Mystery word puzzle"
(Apr 15, 2018)

Full two-color analysis of two-color square edgematching problem
(Oct 23, 2017)

Where do two ladders cross?
(July 18, 2017)

A Successful Optimization
(June 21, 2016)

  Triangle Area calculator - improved
(June 12, 2016)

New Blokus packing problem: 12x14
(June 10, 2016)

Caboodle - A disk swapping puzzle game
(July 4, 2014)

Set Game Puzzle
(May 1, 2014)

Divide 50 pennies into 2 piles
(Oct 15, 2013)

Magic Square Solver
(Sep 30, 2013)

Multiplication cryptaritms
(Sep 26, 2013)

A color illusion
(May 25, 2012)

Initials puzzle
(May 21, 2012)

5K time converter
Generalized to any distance in km or mi.
(May 20, 2012)

Writings   Wordplay

Original quotes:
"There is no knowledge, only belief ."
"Water, in all its forms - rivers, lakes, falls, clouds, rain, and, most of all, life, is a source of never ending beauty."
" 'Life' is software that builds its own hardware."
"We are living the first pass of a two-pass algorithm."
"We do not learn; we discover what we did not realize we already knew."
"BIRTHDAY: that special day of the year that most clearly marks that Time pushes the start of our life farther away, and pulls the end nearer." (expanded essay)
"The best way to get something programmed is to ask a programmer to do it by hand."
Whether you add (BU__SH__) or subtract (B_S_), the result is the same.
He is now out of office (thank goodness), but we must not forget the horrors of those eight wasted years. Inform yourself about BU__SH__
Unfortunately, what started with the 2016 Presidential election, resulted in something even worse!
Puzzles & Games
Interesting math problems
SquareMatch small triangle TriMatch

OctaMatch aka Doris Puzzle (2/07/08)

Anagram helper
Find anagrams (5/12/02)

Cryptogram Helper

Clobber (deleted)

CrossPrime (2/22/2)

Black box paths (8/10/02)
pentominoes Blokus (4/22/03)
Pentominoes (6/5/02)
Tetrominoes (3/23/05)

Cryptarithms (4/28/05)

Magic Square Solver (9/30/2013)

Diophantine Equations (5/02/10)
Diamonds in a hexagon
Card Swap or Rubik's Grid (10/29/07)   Initials Puzzle (5/21/12)
Derived TV show names (6/14/18)
MasterMind (5/23/05) ColorGame (6/1/02)
Tricolor (7/12/02)
Minesweeper (deleted)

Random Art (6/15/02)
Much Better Art (4/09/08)
Solutions to 24 Game (9/21/07)   (Deleted Java applets: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Chase).
  Simple Logic Puzzle (12/17/06)
Set Game Puzzle (5/1/14)
? Mystery word puzzle #1 (12/20/02)
Mystery word puzzle #2 (4/15/18)

Works of "art", including some animations

Some animated greeting cards
Send Happy Birthday (and other)
greetings to your friends.

Snowflakes An optical illusion
A Word About Java:

When this site was launched, the Java programming language was "the way of the future", and I wrote a bunch of Applets which appear on this site.
But then a number of security holes developed in Java and the "Web Powers" (i.e. the browser people) decided that Java was a big no-no ...
and now it can be difficult or impossible to run those applets.
A few I have rewritten in Javascript, but many I have not taken the time for.
Sorry about that.

Others' quotes:
"God made the integers - all the rest is the work of man."
-- L. Kronecker
"You do not really improve your chances in Lotto by buying a ticket."
-- ??
"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up."
-- Lily Tomlin
"The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation
of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry."
-- Henry Petroski
"In Britain, a hundred miles is a long way,
in America, a hundred years is a long time.
-- ??
"Before the debugging comes the enbugging."
-- Joe Algieri
"Even if you cannot fill your head with ideas,
you can still fill your mouth with words."
-- Lidia Luquet
"You can never start staying up late too early."
-- Mortcat
"Never date anyone younger than your kids."
-- klj
"Data is not the plural of anecdote."
-- BBC
Practical Math
External Links

Selected interesting and funny videos
(a new batch every day)
Song parodies
(Randy Rainbow's outstanding work)

Recommended online games
iSketch   Switchword   • Lexulous  
Daily Set Puzzle (or play on this site)
Acrozilla (Acrophobia-style game)
Pentolla (online Blokus)

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Is this book title redundant, or what ?
   The Complete Idiot's Guide to Numerology