I have been looking through my web access logs trying to track down a pesky LifeType bug.  And I came across someone who had used my Krypto solver one day and then tried to come back a couple days, but mistyped the URL as kyrpto, which of course didn't work.  So, then he went to root of the site and ended up at the blog, searched again (using the same bad spelling) and went away for a while, and then remembered how to spell it and found the correct page.

Since I wrote the solver years ago, I looked up how many people still use it... Last month, 279 people used it to solve 2633 puzzles. I think that is pretty neat.

Now that I am working on Facebook applications, we'll see if any take off - it is pretty crazy looking at the statistics for some Facebook applications: a million people using a different applications every day.

Posted by Jon Daley on December 15, 2007, 3:05 pm | Read 54183 times
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Be sure to let us know what Facebook aps you write. :) I'm not sure who else I would trust....

Posted by SursumCorda on December 15, 2007, 3:37 pm

Well, a million people can't be wrong, right? :)

Posted by Test Spammer on December 15, 2007, 3:42 pm

you're still logged in as test spammer...

Posted by joyful on December 15, 2007, 4:00 pm

Yeah, it's a lifetype bug...

Posted by Test Spammer on December 15, 2007, 4:51 pm

Much better. It wasn't LifeType's fault, but my cookie thing that remembers the login information.

Posted by jondaley on December 15, 2007, 4:56 pm

I have try your Krypto solver with:
1,2,3,4,5 = 6

Why this solution is't in your list ?

((3 * 4) + (1 - 2)) - 5


Posted by Marc on March 20, 2013, 3:37 pm

Hm - I'll have to check.

When I designed this program, I was mostly interested in finding out if there were any solution, rather than all solutions, though presumably if it is missing this one solution, even though it found 2537 other solutions, it might miss one for some other puzzle.

Thanks for letting me know.

Posted by jondaley on March 23, 2013, 11:06 am

Ah, now that I've looked into it more, I think this is considered an equivalent solution:

Solution: (((3 * 4) + 1) - 2) - 5

The parentheses are sort of added afterwards, and not all combinations of parentheses are displayed, even when you check "find all".

Posted by jondaley on March 23, 2013, 6:55 pm
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