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Halloween 06, Puzzlequest, etc. (31 Oct 2006 at 21:34)
Updates!

This weekend we (Team "Eating Buildings" = Myself, Jason Reed, Adam Goode, and William Lovas) achieved our highest official ranking yet in Puzzlequest: 2nd place. This was something like our 8th time doing it. It was a really good contest this time, with some aspects similar to the ICFP contest we designed this summer (it was built around a text adventure game in which you had to discover "scrolls" that contained the puzzles). It is always nice to play something really polished and filled with lovely in-jokes.

Halloween 2K6!

We were done three hours before the end of the contest so I even had time to go to a halloween party. I dressed as a member of Devo, thanks mostly to an excellent Energy Dome that Cortney made for me (see right). I was pretty disappointed in many of the whippersnappers at the party for not even knowing who Devo is, seeing as how they had like a top 20 hit and everything. But I guess it is less embarrassing for them than when I went as Mikhail Gorbachev and people didn't know who he is. And we're talking a CMU grad school party, not some remedial pig roast. Ah, well.

The other news is that today I finished the proof I had been struggling with for a few weeks (I thought it would be easy but it grew into a 2500-line monster) so I am SERVER OK on that and ready to go back to actual implementation work for my thesis project...

Okay, see you soon!

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Max (c-24-2-139-110.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 10.31.06 22:10:21
I like how you wrote "Devo" on the costume, lest we think you were some obscure Mega Man enemy.
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Tom 7 (pool-71-253-18-212.pitbpa.east.verizon.net) – 10.31.06 22:52:06
Max it is canon!
http://www.devo-obsesso.com/obsesso/html/photo_pgs/live90s-beyond/palooza-7-19-97/palooza-7-19-97-jerry.html
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Max (c-24-2-139-110.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) – 11.01.06 17:07:02
Oh, I never realized that! My mistake...
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-207-242.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.01.06 19:44:14
But you gave me a good idea for next year's costume!
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moira (burke.hcii.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.02.06 16:29:22
Yeah, nobody knew <a href="http://www.rationalcontemporary.com/archives/96">Josh's costume</a> as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, either. I wonder who's more famous: Buffy or Gorbachev?


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Nels (c-24-131-70-223.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 11.03.06 01:13:10
I think it was awesome and this picture fantastic. Did you ever play the game "Interstate 82," the less-fun sequel to the game "Interstate 76?" The whole soundtrack was done by Devo...
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-207-242.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.03.06 10:39:15
I think it's definitely Buffy?
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John (cor000cs01.americas.hp.net) – 11.27.06 16:17:38
Tom, nice costume. I hope this link doesn't have the same effect it had on me, but I feel you should know:
http://disney.go.com/disneyrecords/Song-Albums/devo20/
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-207-42.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.27.06 17:56:35
I found that while doing some costume research. Devo 2.0 freaks me out!
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