Puzzle Master Wei-Hwa Huang’s Blog Account of “Day in the Clouds”

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“Day in the Clouds,” The Virgin America + Google in-flight internet gaming competition we published a BB Video piece about today, netted yet another honor for multiple world puzzle championship Winner Wei-Hwa Huang. He’s shown above, on our flight, using one of the tools of his win: a notebook. Not the notebook computer, a notebook.

He has an extensive blog post about his experience at the event here, which includes the impossibly awesome phrase “Parallel slave processor friends,” used to describe his seat-mates, off whom he bounced thoughts as he sorted out answers.

My favorite part of his post? The lyrics he wrote as an answer for one of the puzzles. You should read the whole entry, because it’s rare to read such a subjective, intimate account of how genius prepares for a competition in his field. But, I have to just blog the song he wrote, here:

Enjoy the world
with the day in the cloud
Never be bored
and say this aloud:

Everything is connected
when you live in the clouds
Every line is expected
when you live in the clouds

Everyone can do it
no matter your status
have fun anywhere
while flying through a stratus!

Everything is awesome
when you live in the clouds
Everything and then some
can be found in the clouds

Don’t worry so
about problems in flight,
Because you know
Everything’s going to be all right!

Day in the Cloud — Virgin America Flight 921 (Onigame livejournal; image via Virgin America)

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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