Friday, January 13, 2006

Moving!

We are moving the blog to my domain. You should be automagically redirected but if not please go to:

http://www.briandeboer.com

Thanks! See you there.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Domain Name problems

Sorry folks about the domain name problems. I have renewed it today, but until it propogates please download the widget from here:

http://216.55.190.4/sudoku/sudoku_latest.zip

Also, I plan on getting some updates to the widget in the next week or so...I've been completely swamped at work :(

Happy Sudoku-ing!

Brian

[UPDATE 11/10/05 - 10:42am PST]
Seems like the domain is working again now - at least for me.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sudoku Widget Update: 1.21

Small fix in the generator which was occasionally putting duplicate numbers in rows and columns. Grab it while it's hot!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sudoku Widget 1.2 is now available!

Version 1.2 addresses the problems experienced with version 1.1. Namely, the multiple solutions problem has been solved and the lower left corner is now clickable. Download it here. Let me know if you have any comments, questions, bugs, whatever. Thanks and enjoy!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Problems with 1.1

So there have been some issues with the puzzle generator in 1.1 creating puzzles that have multiple solutions...Anyway for now I have replaced 1.1's generator with 1.0's generator to fix that problem temporarily. I'm on vacation this weekend so I have limited computer access to fix the issue. Sorry folks. I'll fix it as soon as I get back. Thanks for all the comments and helpful suggestions.

Brian

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Sudoku 1.1 is out - many features added

Alright, the public has spoken, and they wanted features. And more features. So, I've added them. Plus there was a small (but crucial) mistake in the puzzle generator before that made the puzzles too easy. Now they should be sufficiently more difficult. These are the features/changes from version 1.0:

  • Auto-pencil marks

  • Timer

  • More difficult puzzles (for the masochists)

  • Congratulations when you finish

  • Blank Puzzle option w/solver

  • Keyboard navigation

  • Smaller size

  • Fixed small problem of not being able to click on bottom-most cells

Let me know what you think...Happy sudoku-ing!





To download version 1.1 click here.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sudoku Widget

The sudoku widget has hit version 1.0 - So I'm releasing it to the general public for consumption. If you don't know what Sudoku is yet, boy are you in for some sleepless nights. It's a ton of fun, but can drive you mad after a while. This widget generates random puzzles with four levels of difficulty, has the option to show you when you entered an incorrect answer, allows for "pencil" marks for temporary numbers, and the best part is it's free. To download click on the download link to the left or click here. To play, install the widget*, click on one of the numbers at the top to begin entering numbers (or type the relevant key) and click on the empty field. If you make a mistake just click on the same empty field with the same or a different number to remove and/or insert another number. For the "pencil" marks, shift-click on the field. You can remove pencil marks by shift-clicking again with the number you want to remove. If you have any questions or comments, let me know by adding comments below. For general Sudoku information check out www.sudoku.com.



*Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.