Anagram Solver

Calvin wants to solve anagrams. There are lots of great programs out there, but not much source. “”: has a good list of source code that is out there, but its hard to find a simple program. “Gtanag.mai”: is perhaps the simplest program that is a C program. I’m sure you could use it in […]

Anagram Games

Found lots of anagram exercises on the web from Stanford and Duke in particular, but found one that is a simple game that is pretty easy to understand: * “Devdaily”: This one is a little complicated, but basically it shows you a scrambled word and you have to figure out how to unscramble and turn […]


Dad gave me an old laptop to use. It is from 2004! So it needs lots of updating. First up is to get: # “Java”: So that I can write programs # “Dr. Java”: Which is a simple editor and program # “Intel 2200 BG”: I couldn’t connect to Apple’s latest Time Capsule and my […]

Puzzles and Computers

Calvin wanted to work with someone to combine a love of puzzles and a love of computers. Here are some ways to do that: “”: are a really fun kind of puzzle. The simplest is the substitution cypher. One letter in English is translated directly into another. Writing a program to do this isn’t too […]

Doubly Special Relativity

Calvin and I have been reading a really interesting book about the politics of physic (yes there is such a thing called) “The Trouble with Physics”: about the big issues with string theory. Thanks to Peter for sending to me. He describes a really interesting theory called “Doubly Special Relativity (DSR)”: that although highly speculative […]

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