Dropquest 2012, Mother’s Day, and Recent Lack of Posts
Az many of you may have noticed (yes, that was unintentional, but I intentionally left it there), there have been no posts for the past four days. As O-New’s strict posting protocol calls for at least one post to be published every single day – a protocol we have been diligently following for the past two-and-a-half years – this is, of course, quite reprehensible.
So, we’ll make up for it by posting four posts now. Here’s our excuse of why there was such a hiatus…
I already talked about this last week, but for those who are living under a hockey puck; Dropquest (2012) is a contest hosted by Dropbox, a program which synchronizes your files across your devices and stores them online. It’s a series of puzzles that must be completed to reach the end, sorta like notpron. The puzzles all require thinking outside the box – and I mean, really thinking outside the box. Last year’s Dropquest had sudokus using letters, high school mascots, musical analysis, HTML colour codes, and even crane-folding.
I participated in last year’s Dropquest, but unfortunately, one of the steps requires visiting a forum thread that doesn’t exist anymore. A walkthrough MIGHT work but I don’t think they’d accept completions now that it’s impossible to legitimately win. I’ll admit, I used a walkthrough for it, though. I mean, c’mon, I don’t even know how to fold a crane! B(
This year, az, a certain JASPER CHAPMAN-BLACK, and I attempted to solve Dropquest 2012. It was difficult. At one point, we wanted to rope in another person into participating, and I tried to bring him up to speed, Unfortunately, he lost interest, and I had to use a walkthrough to catch up. BUT THEN AFTER THAT I DIDN’T USE A WALKTHROUGH AT ALL. Instead, I just leeched answers off az and JASPER CHAPMAN-BLACK because they can program and I can’t. It took us so long we went to sleep and finished it the next day.
And that’s where my time went. Sufficient explanation to explain the post lacuna? We finished in 72 thousandth place (search ‘Mushy R.’, Jasper C. and Ajax Z. are right above that). We collectively suck at this. OH WELL
Anyways, Dropbox is a pretty cool application to have regardless. In case your computer dies, all of your important files will still be available. They also track previous versions of files, accidentally deleted files, and allow you to share entire folders with other Dropbox users.
All for free.
Yeah, gotta put the most important words last. Register here if for some perplexing reason you don’t already have one. Clicking that link gives me an extra 250 free MB of space, by the way. So click it.
tl;dr: Happy Mother’s Day, everybody. Or, at least if you live in Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gold Coast, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Burma, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanganyika, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.