I competed in the MIT Mystery Hunt again this year for Codex (this year, we were Codex Ixtlilxochitl). Codex has improved in the rankings every year. This time, we came in second place solving 106 of 108 puzzles in 40 hours — only 90 minutes behind Palindrome (this year, they were Dr. Awkward). I’m very much looking forward to helping Codex improve again next year.
Our team has an interesting mix of free software advocates (e.g., myself, Seth Schoen, Don Armstrong, Dave Turner) and a very large contingent from Microsoft. The effect is pretty impressive. I’m looking forward to the days when we work together on much more than just puzzles.