Sudoku anyone?

Just testing out a collaborative sudoku gadget from Google Wave. Update: you’ll only see this if you have a Google Wave account. 7 invites left. First 7 to comment gets an invite!

Update: All my (Jake’s) invitations are gone, not sure where Rich is with his batch. Also, the Wave script seems to be borked. It’s try to render at the bottom of the page and failing. Oh well, it’s definitely a “Preview” release. More to come as we experiment with it.

Update 2: Removed the embedded Sudoku Wave because for some reason it stopped working correctly and was trying to load at the bottom of the page.

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  1. Looks like I'm still in the cold without a Wave account…. Doing Sodoku on paper by myself just doesn't feel right anymore 🙂

  2. That is music to my ears!! 🙂 Thanks so much. I hear the invites are like nominations so I won't get the actual invitation email anytime soon. Right? thanks again.

  3. Yeah, it's a bit odd. You nominate someone for invitation, whatever that means. I got my invite from Paul yesterday, so from what I've seen it's pretty quick. Good luck 🙂

  4. After testing Google Wave (and not just on the Sudoku game), I have some initial impressions. After reading the Scoble/Gray warnings, I've proceeded relatively slowly in looking at waves – and even then, I found that I've archived half of the waves I've viewed. (Or I've TRIED to archive them; again, this is early stuff.) So far it doesn't appear to be a good vehicle for on-the-fly collaboration; unless I'm using it wrong, it works best when person A wants to collaborate with person B, rather than wanting to collaborate with, say, anyone who's interested in Oracle OpenWorld.

    I'm mulling over the advantages of using Google Wave vs. other collaboration methods (e.g. a FriendFeed private group). So far, the two positives that I see are (1) nested conversations, and (2) it's Google (thus tying in with existing Google account, contacts, etc.). Of course, I'm very early in my thoughts, so we'll see how I feel a week from now.

    Now I just have to figure out how to reset that Sudoku game…

  5. Yeah, it's very early, but so far, I feel a bit lost. I need to go over the how-to videos, which doesn't usually bode well. I'll post some reactions next week.

  6. I'm still getting used to the idea (which I first saw in Google Voice) that a green bar on the left indicates an unread item. It's interesting that Google Search is a very clean interface, but Google Wave has all these little bits all over the place.

  7. I don't see a green bar, but then again, I have no unread items. It is a bit busy, but there's a lot happening, more so than with search. It will evolve over time, and the API developers will add different takes on the UI, which should be helpful. I need to put some time into learning how to use it, e.g. why can't I create a public Wave? I followed the instructions and tried different browsers. Weird.

  8. That's up to Google. The invitation isn't actually an invitation… it's a nomination. Sounds like Goog does a little background check before actually handing out an acct.

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