Archive for the 'Games' Category

Cricket

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

From the How-on-Earth-is-this-possible department: Australia made 434 for 4 in their one day cricket match against South Africa (a world record by a huge margin) and then they lost the match by one wicket and one ball!!!. This is simply incredible.

Sudoku

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

A couple of people suggested that I might like Sudoku and although I tried it out a couple of times before I never really had the patience to finish it. You just have to complete the grid with numbers so that every column, row and 3×3 square contains the numbers 1-9 exactly once. The WSJ [...]

New York Times on Cricket and Democracy

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

The New York Times has an nice op ed piece about why cricket did not catch on in America and Canda but is the dominant game in other parts of the former British Empire. The editorial opines that all the previous reasons given to explain this situation are wrong and the correct reason is due [...]

Tetris

Friday, April 29th, 2005

I have recently become heavily addicted to Ksirtet – a KDE tetris clone. I have a strong feeling that I have played it a few years ago but I cannot be sure, due to lesions in my lateral temporal neocortex. I cannot remember who told me about the lesions. Tetris has an interesting history with [...]