August 26, 2002
What's Your Number?

As I mentioned before I was not really productive during my vacation, so there are no great Flash projects I could pull out of the hat right now. And believe it or not - there is a huge pile of work lurking right there on my desktop which seems to grow a little whenever I look away for a second... I guess I will have to touch it sooner or later or otherwise it will touch me.

So the only "brilliant" thing I came up with whilst lying in the sand and listening to the sound of the waves was this:

2, 9, 10, 12, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 44, 49, 50, 52, 56

Amazing isn't it? So your task is now to tell me what number comes next and even more important - why it comes next. What is the rule behind it? The first one who comes up with the right answer will win a piece of Amber that I found myself on the beach tataaaa!!!! If you also guess the name that I gave this number series you get a surprise on top of that.

Posted at August 26, 2002 06:28 PM | Further reading

Is it just me or does this seem like one of those interviews for a programming job? :)

Posted by: Daniel Dura on August 26, 2002 07:33 PM

They're "balanced".

I {heart} the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (

Posted by: Graham on August 29, 2002 03:47 PM

Aaargh - that series already exists! And I thought that this idea was so brilliant, no-one would have thought about it before. Well, so it seems to be correct: holidays reduce your IQ...

At least the name I had in mind is more beautiful: The Yin-and-Yang-Series (as the amount of "black" bits is the same as the amount of "white" ones)

Anyway - you're the official winner. Mail me your postal adress where I can send the piece of Amber..

Posted by: coma2mario on August 29, 2002 03:59 PM

Sorry - I got distracted for a while there. In any case, I don't think I need to take your amber from you because I know about the EIS. Leave it somewhere that people will see it, or just hang on to it. Spread a little joy.

Posted by: Graham on September 15, 2002 07:30 PM
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