September 19, 2023

I think I've fixed all the outstanding issues with the Quizbowl Database search. Upgrading MySQL and changing to a faster method of searching made some breaking changes, but everything should be fine once again.

September 12, 2023

I just upgraded the server for this site and took the time to do some spr^H^H^H late summer cleaning. If anything seems off, please let me know.

On another note, I have disabled the Patreon. I don't really need the money, and I don't feel like I had been doing enough with this site for me to really justify it.

December 29, 2021

I took a week off from the weekly rankings, but I am back with the 12th edition: The Best of 21! I might make the next several last 6 days instead of 7 because it turns out what I had coded doesn't really work that well with skipping a week.

October 25, 2021

There's a new section! I've started a weekly poll where people can vote on which things they like better, which are then collected into a big ranking. We now know that Toy Story is the best Pixar movie and that Hey Jude has the best "na-na-na" section, but what is the best state?

August 4, 2021

It has been a while, but a new level has been added to the Puzzle! We're now up to 54 in total.

So far no one has finished it yet, but four people have come close, having completed all four paths and just needing to figure out the passcodes to advance further.

September 13, 2020

Hmm, I should remember to update this whenever I do something new. Anyway, the League of Legends World Championship Crowdsourced Power Rankings are active here and you should check it out if you happen to see this post in the next day or two!

May 20, 2020

The Most Popular Answers Contest II is up! Rules and the contest itself are up on the blog.

May 3, 2020

Phase three of the puzzle is finally complete! There are now a total of 53 levels for you to try! Good luck; you'll probably need it.

January 16, 2020

I now have a Patreon! Mostly I'm using it to cover server costs, but also I'm hoping it will motivate me to continue to create new and interesting things.

January 9, 2020

As you may or may not have noticed, I finally added transparency to my kumquat images. Hopefully that should make things look slightly less like amateur hour.

More importantly, I've started working on implementing the League of Legends power rankings for the spring split, with some new features. I think I'm on pace to get it up by next week.

December 31, 2019

I made a new blog post! Turns out the Earth and Sun will be really close to each other this weekend and I find that pretty neat.

December 24, 2019

I've done a bit of minor changes on the Diplomacy section of the site. Does that mean there's a comeback planned?

Actually, probably not. I kinda liked the look of the /diplomacy page more anyway, and to be honest DOMINATE was never really going to take off. When I had the idea, I was still a junior in high school and our local Diplomacy group was in its golden age. Once I got around to finishing the thing, its era was long past. At that point I mostly wanted to be able to say I finished it more than anything.

That being said, I do miss running those games. Maybe I should get another group going.

December 11, 2019

I've made more progress on the Quizbowl Schedule Generator. There are now printable schedules, which I hear are all the rage these days. Once again, here's hoping I didn't release some stupid bug into production.

Also, I've finally retired those Statcounter tracking things that I had been using to see how many pageviews I got. I'm only about a decade behind the times here, and frankly getting 500 pageviews in a day was a lot more exciting back when I was in high school.

November 22, 2019

Hey guys! Long time no see. I've actually been working on lots of stuff lately, but I've been lax at updating this.

Probably the two biggest things at the moment is that the site uses https (finally!) and that I now have a Quizbowl Schedule Generator in development. And hopefully there'll be lots more stuff to come!

October 1, 2017

My latest post about how big Northern Virginia is has been featured on Greater Greater Washington! Evidently I need to write more of these things.

January 3, 2015

After about a month and a half of work, I am pleased to unveil Harry's Online Puzzle Extravaganza! It features many new levels and a lot of adjustments to existing ones to make it the most awesome online puzzle on the planet! And I didn't even mention the many quality of life improvements and the new developer commentary.

December 12, 2014

I have gone over and tweaked and reworked quite a few Puzzle levels! I've also redone almost all of levels 17-23, some of which are completely new.

Be sure to stay on the lookout for more exciting changes over the next few weeks.

November 5, 2014

I have now started running my blog on Wordpress. It can still be found at its usual place, but it should now be much less buggy and much fancier!

June 17, 2014

There are now fancy-schmancy mouse-over drop-down menus! It's still a bit of a work in progress, but feedback is very welcome.

May 10, 2014

I am making some (much-needed) backend upgrades and cleanup to the site over the next week or two. If something breaks, please let me know.

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