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## CHAT LOG for Saturday, May 19, 2007

12:26 am
WHB

Done
12:32 am
Phil

start
12:38 am
drwho

Difficulty score 16.
12:40 am
Phil

done
2:10 am
h

go
2:19 am
h

done
4:04 am
moedog

hello world
4:06 am
moedog

nice and easy...
5:12 am
eyeman

whoopie! Done easily enough and heading to work to help out the economy.
5:13 am
eyeman

Hi there Syrd. Greetings from a new family friend.
5:17 am
eyeman

Bye all
5:18 am
peternl

hi all
5:31 am
Andy

morning!
5:33 am

Done. No greens. Easy once I figured out the 4's.
5:37 am
peternl

todays was easy
5:46 am
Andy

fun
6:10 am
peternl

yesterdays easy too
7:58 am
spellacked

boy, that was a breeze: one pass of crosshatching and elimination of what's left solved it.
8:15 am
arleneehm

today's was good but I finally solved Feb 13.... only working on it since march....... darned 3's
8:30 am
Foffle

Hello - here for the first time - what are greens?
8:34 am
Foffle

anyone?
8:46 am
Ecofreak

Greens are the numbers that can be in the square. Hold down the Shift key and type the numbers that can be in the square and you will have a guide to fill in the puzzle. To eliminate a graan number once ot is no longer a possibility, hold Shift and type the number.
8:47 am
Jim

Foffle: you know how when you are entering multiple possible values into a square? All of those little numbers are green. It can take a while to fill in all of them in an entire puzzle, so someone wrote a JavaScript that will do that for you.
8:47 am
Foffle

oh great to know that thanks :)
8:49 am
Jim

If you cut the following JavaScript (from the word "javascript" on) and paste it into your browser's address bar (then hit enter) it will fill in all the valid greens for you: javascript:for%20(i=1;%20i<=9;%20i++)%20{for%
20(j=1;%20j<=9;%20j++)%20{if%20(grid[i][j].va
lue%20==%20'')%20{ClearTinySquares(i,j);}}}
for%20(i=1;%20i<=9;%20i++)%20{for%20(j=1;%20j
<=9;%20j++)%20{if%20(grid[i][j].value%20!=%20
'')%20{var%20tmp_value%20=%20grid[i][j].val
ue;for%20(k=1;%20k<=9;%20k++)%20{for%20(l=1;%
20l<=9;%20l++)%20{if%20(grid[k][l].value%20==
%20'')%20{if%20((Math.ceil(i/3)%20==%20Math
.ceil(k/3)%20&&%20Math.ceil(j/3)%20==%20Math.
ceil(l/3))%20||%20i%20==%20k%20||%20j%20==%20
l)%20{grid[k][l]['mini'][tmp_value]%20=%20-
1;}}}}}}}for%20(i=1;%20i<=9;%20i++)%20{%20for
%20(j=1;%20j<=9;%20j++)%20{%20if%20(grid[i][j
].value%20==%20'')%20{%20for%20(k=1;%20k<=9
;%20k++)%20{%20if%20(grid[i][j]['mini'][k]%
20!=%20-1)%20grid[i][j]['mini'][k]%20=%201;
%20}}}}for%20(i=1;%20i<=9;%20i++)%20{for%20(j
=1;%20j<=9;%20j++)%20{if%20(grid[i][j].value%
20==%20'')%20{for%20(k=1;%20k<=9;%20k++)%20
{if%20(grid[i][j]['mini'][k]%20!=%201)%20gr
id[i][j]['mini'][k]%20=%200;}}}}PopulatePuz
zle(grid);void(0);
8:57 am
Foffle

having problems here Jim - it won't block for cut or copy
9:01 am
Jim

Hmmm ... As long as you can see it all on the screen without having to scroll, you should be able to select the entire script and copy ... Try creating a new bookmark in your browser, editing the bookmark, and pasting into the address field of the bookmark. It should work.
9:08 am
dan2bit

or, see http://www.brittlefish.com/2007/02/07/make-ir
onsudoku-javascript-magic/
9:20 am
dan2bit

done
9:21 am

I don't recommend telling "first timers" about the auto fill. Let them suffer for a while like most of us did :)
9:39 am
Andy

And we don't need another flame war about whether using auto-fill is cheating or not :)
9:42 am
Andy

(he said as he used auto-fill on this archive medium...)
10:03 am
ypsigirl

done! Easy! :)
12:47 pm
skizzybiz

also, autofill generally ends up making the grid much more crowded than it needs to be
3:43 pm
helenkeller

go
3:58 pm
helenkeller

done
3:59 pm
helenkeller

no green - slight brain freeze :)
4:25 pm
SgtAmi

hi first time here
4:25 pm
Andy

Welcome!
4:38 pm
hurshy

it always scares me when an expert puzzle lulls me into a false sense of security
4:52 pm
hurshy

sometimes you feel like you're in one of those movies where the whole audience is going "don't do it! don't do it! get out of there!" because they can hear the scary music and you can't.
4:56 pm
hurshy

no? just me? ah well.
5:43 pm
Zugzug7

go
5:48 pm
Zugzug7

done
5:55 pm
hurshy

and without so much as a hello to hurshy in her labours
5:56 pm
hurshy

see hurshy plod. plod, hurshy, plod.
7:53 pm
hurshy

come back to me is my request...
7:53 pm
hurshy

sigh.
10:34 pm
OrangeSlice

A request for whence? 'tis but a dream unfortunate.
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