Part of my daily routine is to try and sit down each night and read the paper I get delivered. I'm not much of a crossword person, so I normally skip the puzzles page. Then I noticed all this talk of the Sudoku "craze" that was "sweeping the nation". It's only recently that I started actually playing it and found myself literally swept away with it.
Here's what a typical puzzle looks like:
The rules are simple. Each row, column and 3*3 grid must contain the digits 1 to 9.
In the week or so I've been playing I've gone from repeated failed attempts to being able to solve the basic puzzles in ten minutes or so. I've learnt a few tricks and methods but I like to think it's the daily mental workouts that have paid off. Apparently regular use of the brain can help with memory, concentration and other things that start failing at our age.
Being a Domino developer often require the use of logic, but more often than not there's little required. Hopefully, the next time I'm three loops deep in LotusScript my brain will be back to that of an eighteen year old.
Apparently there are 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 possible games. I can't even say that number!