• Jul 25, 2023

    ChatGPT -- Embracing the Puzzle

    My unyielding quest in cube reconstruction

    Puzzles have an inexplicable charm that lures us in, igniting a fire within to conquer their enigmatic challenges, regardless of our skill level. As someone who admits to struggling with puzzles, I find myself irresistibly drawn to new endeavors, driven by the pursuit of discovery and triumph. My latest venture took the form of a cube reconstruction puzzle, a perplexing test of spatial awareness. Even after glimpsing an image of the final solution, I couldn’t resist the allure of attempting to solve this captivating enigma. In this blog post, I’ll share my journey of embracing the cube reconstruction puzzle, with the dynamic Jupyter Notebook as my trusted companion to document my attempts and learn from each failure. If in a hurry, skim to the end

  • Aug 11, 2022


    After a few months of more or less diligent study I finished “consulting” three great resources for learning about algorithms: Algorithms Illuminated book series by Tim Roughgarden, Introduction to Algorithms, by Corben et al. and the Stanford course CS 168: The Modern Algorithmic Toolbox. I was not diligent enough to do the homeworks and solve all the proposed problems but I followed all the arguments and most proofs.

    The most important thing one learns from such resources is how and where to look for a good algorithm if the need arises. But for me the most surprising thing have been the data structures.

  • Feb 25, 2022

    WORDLE updates

    In a previouis post I discussed my approach to “solving” the game of WORDLE. In the meantime I have discovered quite a few excellent works about the subject, the game has been sold to NYT and even more clones can be found, some quite interesting.

    These are a few closing observations.

  • Jan 26, 2022

    Can WORDLE be always solved?

    In the past months the Twitter has been overtaken by stacks of colored boxes. It is the fault of a new words-game: WORDLE. Free and with a minimalistic design the game has received a well deserved attention.

  • Jan 22, 2022

    Geographic centers of Romanian counties

    For those lacking travel destinations I have a map with geographical centers (centroids) of each Romanian county. For the moment only latitude and longitude to be checked in Google Maps.