Sunday, April 06, 2014


I haven't been blogging as often lately, largely because of this damn game.  After two weeks of fruitless attempts, I finally cracked the magic sequence and a winning 2048 score.  Bill Simmons has single-handedly made Shawshank references feel like cliches, but here goes....I feel like Andy Dufresne crawling out of that sewer pipe and triumphantly staring upwards into the rain.

As frustrating as this game can be, I urge you to click the link and give 2048 a shot.  It's essentially a numerical version of Tetris and a Rubik's cube, as you have to have to shift the boxes to create increasingly greater powers of two, until you've eventually created a box worth 2048 points.  You can actually keep going after you've hit the 2048 mark to shoot for 4096, 8192, etc. but yikes, that just seems like insanity.  Andy didn't crawl back through the pipe to his cell just to try and escape again.

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