January 14, 2012

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thermo - source - built with processing

A little app I wrote to help with a puzzle in the MIT Mystery Hunt. In the end it didn't help much, but at the time it helped make sure that the metadata of where the "thermometers" were was correct and then generated C++ code that was part of a larger brute force solver we were running on a server farm.
MIT #mysteryhunt despite the game structure is opposite of gamification: the puzzles are so difficult, toiling has zero assurance of result
The whole sadomasochistic vibe of puzzle makers over the puzzle solvers is starting at the MIT #mysteryhunt is wearing me down.
"Personally, I think the whole 'free will' thing smacks of entrapment."