I was just in Connecticut for thanksgiving. I brought back to Pittsburgh a load of Genesis games. Heather the biologist tells me that there's a protein called Sonic Hedgehog named after our favorite blue critter.
In Muddle, we've seen over 2,000,000 words in over 25,000 games. (Muddle has only been around since the summer!) Pretty soon we will have 250,000 words found...
SICO finally passed 100,000 moves. We've "only" had 1,450 games, which is an average of about 68 moves per game.
Scribble has been chugging along as usual, and is about to hit 900,000 words and 35,000 games.
Now, I've been known to play Muddle a bit when I'm bored or need to take a break, but the vast vast majority of this is other folks -- just think of how many wasted hours at work I am responsible for!!
Last night I visited my old roommate Don in Gaithersburg Maryland, and right now I'm at the GRID 2002 workshop at the Supercomputing '02 conference in Baltimore MD. I gave my talk and it went well; now I'm listening to the remaining talks (when they are interesting) and working on research and things.
I drive back tonight... hopefully the weather will be better than it was on the drive up here. I'll be deep in Pennyslvania late at night, so maybe it's an opportunity to see the Leonids?
I changed muddle to report the frequency with which words are found. This makes the game a little more fun (you get feedback when you find a word nobody has ever found before) and makes the end-of-game missed list more informative.