Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jan 24, 2067

The house is finished.  Took forever too.  I was working on it so hard that I forgot it was Christmas and New Years, until yesterday.

It's small and ugly, but it's a place to hide.

Now that I finished making a house and even melting down sand to make windows, I feel so much more alive.  I feel truly independent, more manly I guess.  Now that I have a house, I need a pet.

I call him bacon.  He was delicious.

I don't know what to do from here.  I've given up hope for rescue, I haven't seen any signs of any other people here.  No plains, no boats, no lights at night.  I'm still trying to follow my survival training and stay put.  Though, I think my house makes me better then the guy on TV who takes any chance to drink his own urine.  Luckily I don't have to do that, there's a fresh water spring not far from here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Apologies

I feel bad that I haven't updated the blog in a while.  I've had a lot of stuff on my mind recently.  Between my current full time (and then some) job and a part time job it leaves little time for my mind to just wander.  Add on top of that the process of buying a house and my mind is occupied 100% of the time.  After I finished moving in and getting everything organized, I should have some free time.

I doubt that vary many people reading this even care, but I feel I should say something so it doesn't seem like I abandoned this blog like my other one.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mr. V and the Worlds Hardest Sudoku Puzzle

 Background:  I play sudoku every night before I go to bed.  I've been trying to keep my average time below ten minutes, it's not too hard since I've only been working on the easy level ones.  To help me do this, I imagined a bomb was attached to the puzzle and it would go off if I couldn't figure it out before the time was up.  Then I thought "If I was in that situation, I would just whip out my phone and use that Google Goggles app to solve it."  And that's where this story came from.

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Special Agent David straightened the papers he had been working on.  The case wasn’t a big one, but he had managed to stop the Chinese infiltrator.  It wasn’t hard, this guy wasn’t good.  The FBI believed he was a rogue agent working outside of any organized agency.

He was just about to pack his briefcase when his assistant barged in.

“You better get out here.  We got a call from some weirdo saying he’s put a bomb in downtown Pittsburgh.”

David quickly jumped up and ran out to the main room.  On the main screen was a guy in a white suit warring one of those Vendetta masks.

He leaned towards his assistant and whispered “Why is Anonymous on the big screen?”

“I’m not a member of Anonymous, I just like the mask.”  The man on the screen said.

David turned to the man.  “Who are you?”

“You can call me Mr. V.  I’ve called to let you know about my vendetta on the planet.  Mankind is too stupid to continue.  Children’s test scores are dropping and how does the government respond?  They lower the requirements to pass the tests.  The government passes crates new laws that take away citizens rights, and the citizens applaud them for it.  This planet is too stupid to survive.  I’m here to end it.

“There is a bomb in Point Park powerful enough to destroy the entire greater Pittsburgh area.  There is a countdown timer set to 24 hours.  If you can prove your intelligence and disarm it in that time, you earned another day of life.”

With that the picture cut out.

“Did you get a trace on that?” David called out.

“Yes, but it was over the Atlantic Ocean.”  Someone called out in response.

“Are there any records of a flight in that area?”’

“Nothing on the records.  Odds are it’s a private plane.”  Someone else called out.

“Crap.  If he has any intelligence, he’s already changed direction.  Get someone out there anyways just in case.  Alert the local and state police.  We need to evacuate the city.  Get the bomb squad to point park, I’ll meet them there.”  With that David ran out of the building.