Monthly Archives: October 2014

Splitting a Plate into 4 Equal Pieces

You are stuck on an island and have been tasked by the natives with dividing a plate of chocolate into 4 equal pieces, one for each of the island’s gods. Each god must have an equal share, or you go into the volcano.

The pl…

Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?

I was going over LEGO Power Functions train motors, and I was not satisfied with the speed. Speed seven is fast enough to derail the train on the curve, but not fast enough realistically. I am thinking that if I open the moto…

Facets with default

Anybody know how to set a default facet value?

I have facets set up and working using facet_api blocks alongside a view in a panel. Is there a (hopefully easy) way to set one of the facets have a value selected by default o…

Discovery of Earth’s magnetic field

Compasses are used for various reasons since the 2nd century BC, and for navigation in particular since the 11th century.
When did people realize that the reason it indicated North have something to do with an intrinsic prope…

Character Cross

I was expecting to post something more complex as my first puzzle in PCG, but a particular, uh… homework question on Stack Overflow inspired me to post this. They want to:

print the following pattern for any given word …