Harshdeep 2.0

March 30, 2006

Hacking Unjumble

Filed under: Geek — harshdeep @ 8:40 am

One thing I recently discovered about myself is that I suck at Unjumbling words. I discovered this the hard way when Prasun challenged me for a game. A chat bot would give us a jumbled word and whoever unjumbled it first got the points. I was losing 100:10 when I called for time-out. Desperate times call for desperate measures. After some googling I found this text file on the web containing (almost) all english words. After that all I had to do was write a simple program that would take the jumbled letters and search the unjumbled word from the wordlist for me. Now, I can safely say that I can beat Prasun sometimes.

If you wanna rock at Unjumble without any moral hesitations towards cheating and are too lazy to write the program yourself, feel free to drop a message 🙂 You can also use a web service, but that's slower.

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4 Comments »

  1. u r a rare combo of geek and interesting 😀

    Comment by farhat — May 15, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

  2. Hi there I was wondering if you still had that unjumble program as I am trying to teach an elderly man how to use a pc and the way he would learn was to have an unjumble thinggy so he could do his puzzles in the daily paper. I am after the program as I have no internet connection at work and it is a fellow workmate I am trying to teach. Thankyou in advance for your reply.
    Marc

    Comment by Marc — November 30, 2006 @ 11:00 am

  3. Marc, please give me your email address so that i can mail it to you.

    Comment by harshdeep — December 2, 2006 @ 8:12 am

  4. I was wondering if you still had that unjumble program, and if so, could I get a copy? Thank you.

    Bob Lutman

    Comment by Robert Lutman — August 24, 2009 @ 7:25 am


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