DMM's reply to the email I sent: -
> Piet. Fantastic. I've really enjoyed the journey through solving this puzzle.
> The combination of programming and art takes it to another level.
I'm glad you like it!
> May I ask, how do you convert the colour numbers into actual colours?
> There has been some conjecture (even though the puzzle has been solved) as
> to whether we have identified the correct colours and produced all the correct
> Is there a particular software package (hopefully in xp) that you use where
> you can simply enter the colour number?
They're specified as RGB colour codes, so almost any graphics software
should be able to convert those into actual colours. Even a web browser
can do it. The problem as I see it is mapping colours on a printed card
back into what they're intended to be. The only real way you can do that
is to identify three shades of red (for example) and assume the lightest
is light red, and the darkest is dark red.
> Again many thanks. This card and your programming genius has given us many
> hours of entertainment / research / stress.
> P.S I have a spare of this card if you would like one.
That would be awesome. I was going to write to the Perplex City people
and see if they'd send me a freebie, but in case they can't, I'd really
appreciate it! You can mail it to:
Thanks very much for offering.
> Further to my previous email about Piet.
> The card doesn't carry an authors name. As it has now been solved,
> and your website is linked to how to solve it,
> May I ask, did you set us this puzzle?
Nope. The first I heard about it was when someone on a forum trying to
solve it collaboratively e-mailed me about it. If I'd created a puzzle
around it, I don't think I would have been as devious as whoever
actually created it.
Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 9:40 am