Last weekend was the 2009 MIT Mystery Hunt, and it was a grand old time as usual. I don’t have anything extremely insightful to write about it for a general audience, so I’m going to go list format for highlights:
- We wrote a national anthem (bootleg version).
- We built a spaceship/robot.
- I was reminded again how bad I am at solving puzzles*.
- I *saw* a lot of cool puzzles that I didn’t get to participate in because I was too busy on something else.
- I had a lot of trouble sleeping Friday night… I think it’s because I gave up coffee in mid-December and one D+D medium was enough to keep me going until 4AM.
- There was a puzzle that required having an XBOX live membership looking up XBOX Live achievement data.
- The hunt was HUGE — well over 100 puzzles… Can anyone confirm how many there were?
- Our team (Grand Unified Theory of Love) is composed of a lot of cool people that I wish I saw much more often.
- I have a tendency to have very little forgiveness for people not doing what they’re asked with respect to team organization.
- Tony’s coverage.
- Zandperl’s coverage.
- Jeremy’s Intro and Wrap-Up.
* Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this?
I was very happy overall, and glad to bring Paul and Sniperbunny along with me.
Turning to the week, I realize that for a long time I’ve been saying “I’ll get to that as soon as the hunt’s over” for a lot of important to-dos on my list… More importantly I haven’t really started cracking at my recent resolution, which is an indicator that I haven’t personally accepted the gravity of my research deficit.