OK, that title doesn't have much to do with puzzle happenings, but I like the term for this month, so let's use it for this scattershot entry.
This week, I was thrilled to find out that I took second place in Merl Reagle's National Brain Game Challenge. I was with my family in Connecticut and very nearly skipped the event, but in the end I decided to try it. Congratulations to champion Jeffrey Harris and all the other prizewinners, and thanks to Merl and the Alzheimer's Foundation for a fun and difficult contest!
In the world of online trivia, those of you who participate in LearnedLeague should give my One-Day Special a try today. The theme is college hockey, and I'm excited to see how the questions go over as well as for the season to start. I'm guessing there aren't many college hockey fans among the LL membership, but there's nothing too arcane in there. Enjoy!
There are two puzzle hunts coming up soon. On October 13th, Palantir hosts a time travel-themed event in Palo Alto. It looks fun, but unfortunately it looks like I'll have to miss out. Thankfully, the same is not the case for October 20th's Mastermind Hunt, which is taking place much closer to my San Francisco home. I'm a little wary of hunts put together by companies instead of small groups not seeking a profit, but we'll see how this one turns out.