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  1. Feb 2022
    1. bash $ host -t txt wd.ip.wtf wd.ip.wtf descriptive text "Welcome to Wordle over DNS! Today's puzzle is #1: <guess>.1.wd.ip.wtf" wd.ip.wtf descriptive text "This shell function makes it easier to play" "wd() { dig +short txt $1.1.wd.ip.wtf | perl -pe's/\\\([0-9]{1,3})/chr$1/eg'; }"

      bash $ wd() { dig +short txt $1.example.wd.ip.wtf | perl -pe's/\\\([0-9]{1,3})/chr$1/eg'; } $ wd crane "⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨" $ wd reads "⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩" $ wd sense "🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜" $ wd names "🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩"

  2. Jan 2022
    1. https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-01-14/a-spanish-data-scientists-strategy-to-win-99-of-the-time-at-wordle.html

      Story of a scientist trying to optimize for solutions of Wordle.

      Nothing brilliant here. Depressing that the story creates a mythology around algorithms as the solution rather than delving in a bit into the math and science of information theory to explain why this solution is the correct one.

      Desperately missing from the discussion are second and third order words that would make useful guesses to further reduce the solution space for actual readers.

    2. The letters of “aeros” include the five most frequent letters used in English (as Edgar Allan Poe pointed out in the cryptographic challenge included in his famous short story The Golden Beetle)

      "Orate" and "aeros" are respectively the best words to start with when playing Wordle.

    3. Cross-referencing the correct answers from previous Wordles with a body of the most commonly used English terms, Moro confirmed that Wardle chooses frequently used words in English, something the game’s inventor also pointed out in his interview with The New York Times, which mentioned that he avoided rare words.

      Wordle specifically chooses more common words which cuts back drastically on the complexity of the game.

    4. The inventor of the original English version, Welsh-born software engineer Josh Wardle, created it during the pandemic to entertain his partner – a word game addict, as he told The New York Times.