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Difficulty: Hard Sunday, September 24, 2006

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CHAT LOG for Sunday, September 24, 2006

12:25 am
sprite

Hi hurshy :)
12:37 am
WHB

Done
2:09 am
jido

I filled the middle row minus three squares in the centre... Then?
3:00 am
peternl

I wish all hards were that easy
3:05 am
phenakis

yep, that was pretty breezy for a hard
3:06 am
hoaf

I swear, the last few weeks of ratings've been assigned at random ...
6:08 am
Linda

nice one!
6:30 am
rjan_de

easy one
6:38 am
jwjjjcjh

easy
8:10 am
Twin C

Easiest. Hard. EVAR.
8:10 am
Twin C

(If I didn't have to green ANYTHING, you know it was easy!)
8:40 am
chebuctonian

hi Twin C :)
11:00 am
spazzy

niiice...
11:28 am
System

what is 'to green'?
12:07 pm
itzie

I"d like to know too. People talk about red and green and I have no idea what they mean. Also 'triples and doubles'. Sorry I can't help.
12:15 pm
moedog

itzie, you still here?
12:16 pm
itzie

Yes
12:16 pm
moedog

check out the "help" link, above
12:16 pm
moedog

and read the bit on "advanced game mechanics"
12:17 pm
moedog

understand about "greening" now?
12:18 pm
itzie

Yeah, I understand. Thanks!
12:18 pm
itzie

I've just been doing it by hand on a peice of paper. :)
12:19 pm
moedog

there's also a javascript that'll help you out by filling in all the greens for you
12:19 pm
itzie

So you can put more than one green number in a box?
12:19 pm
moedog

oh yes
12:19 pm
itzie

Neat. yes you can, I see.
12:20 pm
itzie

That's SO much easier than what I've been doing.
12:20 pm
itzie

Thank you!
12:20 pm
moedog

here... paste this into the URL field in your browser...
12:20 pm
moedog

javascript:for (i=1; i<=9; i++) {for (j=1; j<=9; j++) {if (grid[i][j].value == '') {ClearTinySquares(i,j);}}}for (i=1; i<=9; i++) {for (j=1; j<=9; j++) {if (grid[i][j].value != '') {var tmp_value = grid[i][j].value;for (k=1; k<=9; k++) {for (l=1; l<=9; l++) {if (grid[k][l].value == '') {if ((Math.ceil(i/3) == Math.ceil(k/3) && Math.ceil(j/3) == Math.ceil(l/3)) || i == k || j == l) {grid[k][l]['mini'][tmp_value] = -1;}}}}}}}for (i=1; i<=9; i++) { for (j=1; j<=9; j++) { if (grid[i][j].value == '') { for (k=1; k<=9; k++) { if (grid[i][j]['mini'][k] != -1) grid[i][j]['mini'][k] = 1; }}}}for (i=1; i<=9; i++) {for (j=1; j<=9; j++) {if (grid[i][j].value == '') {for (k=1; k<=9; k++) {if (grid[i][j]['mini'][k] != 1) grid[i][j]['mini'][k] = 0;}}}}PopulatePuzzle(grid);void(0);
12:21 pm
moedog

paste the whole thong anr press enter
12:22 pm
itzie

Oh that's interesting. It unfortunately removed everything I had already entered too!
12:22 pm
moedog

yes, that is a downside
12:22 pm
moedog

sorry
12:22 pm
itzie

That's okay. I have it all written down anyway.
12:22 pm
moedog

but it should be a help
1:44 pm
tiggs

hello- i was reading "moedog' and u said paste the java script in the url part of browser? that is wild- but where do u find it when u want to use it again- do u have it saved in a file? that is so neat - great help
1:45 pm
tiggs

lol nm
1:55 pm
Diane

tiggs, I just cut and pasted the script into a word document. The other way is to save it as a bookmarklet (if you use Firefix)
1:55 pm
Diane

tiggs, I just cut and pasted the script into a word document. The other way is to save it as a bookmarklet (if you use Firefix)
(fox0
1:55 pm
hurshy

aw, coochie coochie coo, who's a darling itty bitty bookmarklet
1:55 pm
Diane

hmmm wonder why that repeated.
1:56 pm
hurshy

if you zacksidentally hit enter again...
1:59 pm
franebrown

too hard since I haven't been taught how to eliminate all the green possibilities. I need another easy one, please!
2:00 pm
nilole

franebrown.. did you ever check out this website? http://www.scanraid.com/BasicStrategies.htm
2:00 pm
hurshy

franebrown.... if you like, there is www.websudoku.com, billions of puzzles, whenever you like, any level you like
2:01 pm
hurshy

not as beauteous and colorful as doc's site here, of course
2:06 pm
franebrown

Thanks Nilole and Hurshy. Will follow your 2 very kind suggestions!
2:07 pm
nilole

:)
2:30 pm
Stephanie

HI!
2:32 pm
bzikofski

evenin evryone. trying 188 - harrrd one
2:43 pm
Stephanie

done!
2:44 pm
bzikofski

how is the today's ? i needed to make a guess
2:44 pm
bzikofski

and i;m still not done ;)
2:44 pm
Stephanie

I thought today's was pretty easy!
2:44 pm
norinva

me too!
2:45 pm
bzikofski

serious ? any advanced triples or quads there ?
2:45 pm
Stephanie

I don't know what advanced triples or quads are.
2:45 pm
bzikofski

i've got the mid section row pretty much - except the center block - but the rest is scattered
2:46 pm
bzikofski

and i can't find the key puzzle
2:46 pm
Stephanie

I've been working on puzzle 130 from July 18 for days. I just can't get that one!
2:46 pm
bzikofski

i think im gonna start over
2:46 pm
Diane

Funny, I just started July 18
2:47 pm
Stephanie

Are you having problems with it Diane?
2:48 pm
Diane

Don't know yet - just stared, literally - about 5 min ago.
3:01 pm
bzikofski

HA done the today's . got it. :)
3:03 pm
Stephanie

What are advanced triples and quads??
3:04 pm
bzikofski

it's like hidden pair, but it's the three cells.. i guess
3:04 pm
bzikofski

there are more like these.. some guy recommended me a tutorial but it was too dificult for me ;)
3:11 pm
Stephanie

bzikofski, I pasted the javascript from your profile into my address bar and hit enter, but nothing happened. Why?
3:28 pm
Stephanie

bye
3:28 pm
Diane

Stephanie - are you using IE, or Firefox? I don't think the script works (without some tweaking) in IE.
4:23 pm
helenkeller

go
4:23 pm
helenkeller

hey anyone here having a problem loading babble?
4:24 pm
Moozey

no seems ok for me
4:24 pm
helenkeller

dang - thanks moozey
4:33 pm
helenkeller

done
4:33 pm
helenkeller

piece o' cake :))
4:34 pm
Moozey

yes it was too painful today
4:34 pm
Moozey

wasn't
4:34 pm
helenkeller

lol moozy - seems we are having opposite problems today
4:34 pm
Moozey

no this puzzle was an doozey I just can't type to save myself today lol
4:34 pm
helenkeller

we should get together, combine forces, then we can conquer the world !!
4:35 pm
Moozey

yeah I am always up for conquering the world ;o)
4:35 pm
helenkeller

LOL
4:35 pm
Moozey

just catching up on a few I missed and then I'll head back to babble
4:35 pm
helenkeller

gonna try babble again - if i can't get on i will be forced to do errands
4:36 pm
helenkeller

see ya there then - i hope! bye
4:36 pm
Moozey

eeekkkkk fingerscrossed you get into babble then
4:36 pm
Moozey

see ya
6:22 pm
yul

hello
6:44 pm
yul

soo easy hard :) good night everybody
7:40 pm
ShadeEagle

took a few minutes initially, but once it fell into place it fell quickly into place; not too bad for a hard
9:21 pm
Minski

Done!!!!
11:37 pm
drwho

Difficulty score = 21.
11:56 pm
Grendel

Too easy.