Archive for July, 2006

Extreme Sudoku Solving with Ruby

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006


This is a talk I gave at last night’s Ask Later event (formerly known as Techa Kucha) in London. As per the house rules of the night, the format was 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide; in those six-and-two-thirds minutes, I told the tale of my attempt to wangle free booze from the Rupert Murdoch empire with a bit of help from a worldwide puzzle phenomenon, some home-spun OCR algorithms and a most excellent programming language from Japan.

Extreme Sudoku Solving – slides (328K, PDF)

Unfortunately the slides don’t have an awful lot of text on them, so you’ll have to do a lot of the storytelling yourself until I get chance to do a proper write-up…

Techa Kucha night

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Techa Kucha night, London (unconfirmed): techy talks with automatic dullness filtering

UKscene pubmeet, July 2006

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

UKscene pubmeet, London