Recently I was in an interview and I was asked questions about this game. Yeah! It has a mention on my resume. Yes! I will soon put it up on my webpage: “http://nikunjlahoti.com/cv” (Looks good!? Well this might not work as yet). Or wait! Let me go put it up… an under-construction page at least. Done!!
So where was I!? Yes Mr Interviewer noticed interesting things on my resume which even I started to forget.
He was pretty interactive and I patiently explained the game to him. He proved that he was very smart when he asked me to change the game.
How would I have the computer make educated guesses and finally reach that word the user thinks?
Ah! I was stumped. Well not because I couldn’t think of that but because I didn’t think of that. I mean why would someone want to outsmart a computer and let it play while you sit down and wait and give hints to the application. But it turned out I could say a few fancy words and think of a possible way to make it work. He said, “In that case you would need an extensive dictionary“. I said “Indeed“.
I just noticed that if we search CowAndTheBull on google, My blog comes in the results!! Yes on the first page. 😀 (No not this blog but the http://nikunjlahoti.com where I have posted some info about this one). Feels good eh!?
Anyway I found this page: http://boardgames.about.com/od/paperpencil/a/bulls_and_cows.htm
It introduces another flavor of the game and info about its origin.
And I figured I had to “bolt it” and so it did. (Let’s never lose a web page again)
In the meanwhile, I was told my someone recently that “I should focus on things that really matter”. And it hit a nerve. (Think: there may be some more delay in the Android App that I promised).
Talking of which. I upgraded my Galaxy S2 I9100G to ICS 4.0.3 today. It is very pretty. I have fallen in love with it all over again (I think I should keep that line handy 😀 I might say that to a real person ;-)).