?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Zendomizing - Queue — LiveJournal
March 20th, 2003
10:20 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Zendomizing
I had a lot of fun playing Zendo last night. I need to play it more. The first rule I played I got from Karl, from his list of rules gotten from his Zendomizer. But I also did a couple of rules of my own, which I thought went pretty well. The one that i did that I thoguht was a bit more challenging was a bit more challenging, but it didn't take too long for them to get it, so I was really pleased with that rule. And I'm also pleased that I got a rather more difficult rule when someone else was master, although I must admit that those are the types of rules that I tend to focus on first (pip count), so it makes sense that I would get it.

Trying not to think about other stuff going on. Don't really feel motivated to work, however. I'm really going to try to avoid watching the television this weekend. It's just going to depress me. I will instead do creative things, doing my little part to counter the destruction going on.

(6 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:magid
Date:March 20th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC)
(Link)
If you feel like sharing, I'd be interested to hear what the rules used were.
[User Picture]
From:queue
Date:March 20th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
(Link)
The Zendomizer rule was "contains at most one medium pyramid."

The rule that I came up with that I liked was "must contain a unique smallest pyramid." Or, put another way, "must consist of a single pyramid or must contain a pyramid that is smaller than all of the other pyramids in the koan."
[User Picture]
From:prog
Date:March 20th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC)
(Link)
The other rule (where I was master) was "The pip count, modulo five, must be an even number." Q won by describing repeating pattern of the numeric sequence this traced, rather than the simple phrase I had in mind.

I like the idea of rules involving modulos, but this one was a little too simple. Will try some slightly more twisted (but hopefully still elegant) ones later.

Also, on a previous guess as to the pattern, Q taught me what a triangular number was. So the master walked away a little more enlightened, as well. :)
[User Picture]
From:queue
Date:March 20th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
(Link)
For your further enlightenment, there are also number sequences that you can describe with other shapes. You are already familiar with square numbers. There are also pentagonal numbers, hexagonal numbers, etc. Same basic idea as triangular numbers.
[User Picture]
From:magid
Date:March 20th, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)
(Link)
When I turned 28, I tried to describe hexagonal numbers on a day I didn't write, using all the tableware available... I think no one understood...
.
[User Picture]
From:hrafn
Date:March 20th, 2003 08:05 am (UTC)

(Link)
I will instead do creative things, doing my little part to counter the destruction going on.

Yay :)
My Website Powered by LiveJournal.com