Pinball rules. Everyone loves to play. However everyone also loves to win, and the fact is pinball is hard. Luckily, getting better at pinball … not great but respectable … is actually pretty easy.
In this talk Greg Dunlap goes over the basics that will help you propel your game to the next level.
About Greg Dunlap
When Greg isn’t not at Shorty’s in Belltown, you can find him as a developer at Palantir.net. You can find Greg at his Web site, his Drupal blog and on Twitter @heyrocker.
You can find more about how to get better at pinball at Pinball.org and from the Pinball 101 video, both mentioned in Greg’s talk.
Scrabble isn’t a game of who can get the best 6 letter words. It’s a game of points and squeezing 2 letter terms into corners. Mehal Shah takes us through clean (and sometimes dirty) ways to win at Scrabble.
Some of his tips include:
- Thinking of Scrabble as a numbers game, instead of a word game
- Learning how to double the value of every tile you play
- Shutting down the board and holding on to every point you can get
- Learning how to bluff effectively
- Learning how to fake a bluff effectively
- Using your opponents knowledge to trick them
- Using foreign languages to psych out your opponent
About Mehal Shah
Mehal Shah is a software engineer at Amazon.com. You can find Mehal on his blog, on Twitter and his photos on Flickr. Mehal did a great post about his experience speaking at Ignite.
(Note: most of this post was gratuitously copied and pasted from Brady’s post on Ignite.orielly.com)