The Best Wordle Starter Words

What are the best words to use as starting guesses when playing Josh Wardle's popular game Wordle? I've crunched the numbers.


xkcd creator Randall Munroe just blogged about having solved the game Ghost. I'm stunned. I've been playing this game with friends since the '80s (it was the only thing that kept me sane during 3rd year Art classes) and I

Farewell to the Floppy

Farewell, then, to the humble floppy disk - the storage medium of choice throughout my formative years. It seems such a primitive thing now, but in the early days of my computing adventures I would have killed for a floppy

ProgressQuest - an RPG for the Time-Starved

As a teenager I loved playing D&D and Warhammer - but to be honest the whole roleplaying and monster-slaying shenanigans came secondary to the sheer arithmetical pleasure of tracking a character's progress on a lovingly-crafted character sheet. Now

Christmas Presents 2005

Was Santa good to you this year?  Here's what was waiting for me on Sunday morning: Colin Prior calendar 2005The Cardigans - Super Extra GravityiPod car chargerGriffin iTripTrivial Pursuit - DVD edition (shared present with Jocelyn)John Peel - Margrave

When Joce Met Jobs

I love it when I'm surprised by those I know best. A few nights ago, Jocelyn and I had finished playing a lengthy and tightly-fought game of Trivial Pursuit.  We've recently bought the "Globetrotter" edition, as this

Computer Games I Have Loved

Isn't it funny how one's tastes change as maturity progresses?  I used to spend my summer holidays at the sea-side, playing in arcades and seeking the perfect milkshake (lime); more recently I've been spending them in the highlands, playing on

Petals Around The Rose

Twenty-nine years on earth and today was the first time I've heard of Petals Around The Rose.  It took me about 15-20 minutes before the "aha" moment struck.  Great fun.