Hello, World and Boston!
January 17, 2019
Did you know that .cool is a valid TLD?
As I write this, I am sitting on an airplane bound for Boston, where I will (co-)run MIT Mystery Hunt 2k19 (a puzzle hunt). For now, the contents of the Hunt are super-secret. Once the puzzles are publicly available (estimate a week), I will post here the puzzles that I wrote. There are between three and seven such puzzles, depending how you count.
If you’re unfamiliar with Mystery Hunt, here is a great 52-minute documentary on the topic, and here is a great 12-minute TED talk. Each of the two provides a great overview of the event. Or do what I do, which is to learn exclusively from Wikipedia.
So from now until the end of the long weekend, I’ll be working 14-hour days to enable a bunch of nerds to become frustrated. Stay tuned for the ensuing delirium. 🌠
Greg Edelston is a software engineer, Zen student,
comedy nerd, and herbivore.