Intro to Metapixels

Intro to Metapixels

This is post 2 of 11 in the series “Quest for Tetris” The core of Conway’s Game of Life is the cell, which can either be live or dead.  Or rather, a grid of such cells with unbounded size.  The simulation is run in generations, similar to “ticks” in video games.  The state of the simulation during a particular generation is derived from the state of the previous generation, following simple rules.  If a dead cell is surrounded by exactly three live neighbors (out…

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The Quest for Tetris

The Quest for Tetris

This is post 1 of 11 in the series “Quest for Tetris” Just under 3 years ago, a codegolf.SE user created this challenge: Build a working game of Tetris in Conway’s Game of Life As of writing, this challenge is the most upvoted unanswered question on the site, by a large margin.  Some users have predicted that the challenge will never be answered.  I say, this will not be due to a lack of trying.  I am currently involved in…

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Today I bought my own domain, phinotpi.com.   I chose the “.com” TLD simply because it’s typically considered the most popular, and I decided to take it while it was still available.  I’m hosting this blog with OpenShift, a PaaS by RedHat (currently for free). I don’t really have any big plans for this blog, but most of it will probably deal with PPCG and…

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