Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Circle the Cat — you will not thank me

But you will click.

69 comments:

Dave said...

Meh. Circled kitty on second try :)

dave

DJP said...

Suuuure you did.

Witnesses?

Al said...

third try for me...

DJP said...

Who knew so many of my readers were LIARS!

jazzact13 said...

Fifth try.

Dave said...

Repent!!!

http://gallery.me.com/digicomp#100009

After quickly circling the kitty, I expected the defeated feline to kowtow in surrender. It didn't. So I added a few more dots to squeeze him a tad. Still no surrender. Postmodern cat? Or are they all?

dave

threegirldad said...

Actually, I will thank you. Thanks for the entertaining distraction. :-)

Associate-to-the-Pastor said...

2nd try.

CR said...

{yawn}. First try.

DJP said...

I'm learning things about you people.

It's unsettling.

CR said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Al said...

Dan,

Don't hate us. Be happy for us. Rejoice with us as we succeed and we will weep with you as you fail - repeatedly apparently.

al sends

Sir Aaron said...

It took me about 4 or 5 times. I thought I had him trapped a couple times and didn't realize he could move diagnolly into a non-adjacent circle. After you circle him in, you continue to trap him until he can't move and the game ends.

Sir Aaron said...

BTW, the dark circles are arranged differently each time. Some arrangements are easier than others.

Rabbit said...

Got him! 7th try, if that makes you feel better. :)

Sir Aaron said...

played it a few times after I initially won. The placement of the dark circles helps. I can win about every 2 -3 times.

Mesa Mike said...
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Mesa Mike said...

Must have taken me 25 or 30 tries before I was able to outwit the crafty kitty.

DJP said...

Today, I like Mike.

And so far, that's about it.

:^P

Mesa Mike said...

And the I decided to waterboard the cat by slowly filling in all the circles while it panicked and jumped back and forth in terror, as it realized it was trapped for good... Bwahahahaa!

DJP said...

Finally. Once.

After about 947 times.

DJP said...

Then again the next time.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, man


THIRD TRY.

Not too bad for a non-gamer.

Julie

AmishAmbush said...

I did it on my second try too

NoLongerBlind said...

Took me several (the PoMo meaning of that is subjective!) times
before I realized it'd be easier if I started further away!
Ahhhhh, it's good to be reminded how quick I am on the uptake!

(yeah, RIGHT!)
%^P

NoLongerBlind said...

I must confess, however, after finally succeeding, it was definitely disappointing that the cat didn't do something signifying defeat....

;-(

LeeC said...

2nd try. Was suprised I normally stink at these things.

Think a large net getting smaller.

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LeeC said...

Perhaps your cats is owned by a guy named Schrödinger Dan.

Carla said...

i did it on the second try, too!!

DJP said...

Yeah, Carla: whatever.

Rita Martinez said...

whattt??? 2nd and 3nd tries...now I feel dumb :'(

DJP said...

Don't feel dumb, Doc. It took me many, many, many, MANY tries.

If that's any consolation.

Ranyd said...

I have tried 6 times and succeeded thrice so far.

Rita Martinez said...

ohh ok what a relief!! :D

I have a question for those who did it in 2nd and 3rd try...how many hours staring at the screen calculating where the next step would be did y'all spend?? :P

Mesa Mike said...

There sure are lot of violators of the 9th (or 8th, if you're Lutheran) commandant here.

JTW said...

Cat circled... NEXT!

Rita Martinez said...

yessssssssss finally did it!!

Ricky Rickard said...

5th try. Thanks for the distraction.

David said...

Done it a few times, but I think it's just easier to chase the cat away.

DJP said...

LOL. So it's a matter of perspective.

Doug Hibbard said...

5 tries. Now, I don't even want to look at the real cat.

David said...

I'm just presenting dots. I'll let the cat come to its own conclusion.

trogdor said...
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Rita Martinez said...

wow was that a bloody game...yikes!

buck said...

A lifelong disdain for cats was reinforced on attempt number 7...again at 19...and finally when it mocked me on number 31.

Anyone in the Atlanta area know how to reattach a notebook display that's been ripped from the base?

DJP said...

Can't "see" Trogdor's game from work.

Better not be in bad taste, dude. I'm trusting you. Don't make me come over there.

GrammaMack said...

Fourth try. Or maybe fifth. Phew!

The Squirrel said...

I gave up... Darned cat!

~Squirrel

Trinian said...

3rd try. The kitty makes excellent decisions in the short term, but poor decisions over the long term. Very Go-like life metaphor blah blah

JTW said...

Squirrel-

It's probably a bad idea for a squirrel to chase a cat anyway.

I don't think it would end well.

Daryl said...

Thank you Leec, the big net works way better that whatever I was doing before...

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Fred Butler said...

Now you know why I said kittens think of nothing but evil all day long.

LeeC said...

Daryl said...
Thank you Leec, the big net works way better that whatever I was doing before...


Your welcome. ;)
I'm winning 1 out of every 3 now.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Dan,

I would really like the game a lot better if the cat yowled and screeched and died a dramatic death when I trap him.

I'm with Fred.

DJP said...

Tsk.

)C:<

Jon said...

Dan, I'm convinced that all the people who achieved success on their second or third try have already played a similar game, like capture the squirrel or dog. Or played too many board games as children. There's a conspiracy... I know it!

Then again, I probably out-thunk the game a tad... we're too smart for our own good! That's what took us so many tries! ;-)

DJP said...

Yes, I think you're right.

They're better than we are because we are smarter than they are.

I like it.

(c:

Susan said...

Trinian, I was also thinking of the game of Go when I was playing. Haven't succeeded yet, but bigger nets do indeed work better....

Thanks, Dan! (So much for your "thankless" oracle.)

Susan said...

I did it! Walled the kitty in two walls....

Rachael Starke said...

My strategy:

1. Pray at beginning of what was going to be a long, exhausting, day, to not succumb to time-wasting distractions.
2. Read post, and comments, and flee temptation (whilst noting NLB's very logical sounding advice).
3. Run around like crazy kitteh all day.
4. Collapse in front of laptop at end of day with just enough energy left to reread post and comments, and point and click.
5. Remember NLB's approach, and point and click.

Nailed it. First time.

Can now go to sleep, quietly confident in my mental superiority, spiritual self-discipline, and general wonderfulness.

Thanks, NLB. And Dan.

:)

socialhazard said...

It is 3:18 am on June 3rd. The cat is defeated. I have won. (But I guess that fact is now debatable.) My victory pic is here http://twitpic.com/6ivg4

Daniel said...

I admit, it took me about six tries.

RT said...

Well, I cornered the cat first time and with little fuss. Nice to know Counter-insurgency Training actually has a practical application.

Leon said...

Got him on 2nd try.

Atlantis1 said...

1st try....

Jugulum said...

Second try. But the first time, I misunderstood the point--I didn't realize he would jump off into the white area.

But then I lost 4 times before I won again.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Uhhhh, Dan,

My 10 year old caught the kitteh on his SECOND try.

Woo-hoo!

Julie