Posts Tagged ‘pearl’

Custom-sized Pearl…

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

I wrote about Pearl before. This time, prepare for a custom-sized board! Originally I wanted to try a 25×25 board but even with an 8 core cpu und 16gb of RAM it takes forever to be created. So I settled for a 16×16 board.

After drawing all the obvious lines, it looked like this:


And based on this very good preparation it took not even 10 minutes to finish the game:


Back to programming and system engineering!

Creepy pearl solution :-)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

In the game called “pearl” you have to run a line through all dots on a board. The goal is to create a loop and the black and white dots have different requirements.

The principle is very simple and the game is some good diversion in times of stress.

Recently, I’ve come across this creepy solution:

Proof, we’re being monitored by machines? Who knows… I for one welcome our mechanical overlords. Can’t get any worse, can it…

If you want to try it, on Ubuntu it can be installed by the command “sudo apt-get install sgt-puzzles” which will install a whole package of other puzzles too.