Friday, 18 February 2011

Loops of Zen

I am pleased to say that http://loopsofzen.co.uk/ has been updated to make the game more fun. This has involved subtle changes to the bias for randomised starting positions and based on feedback from users. Basically, far fewer single endpoint nodes.

The site is only available by IPv6 though. If you can't get to it, complain to your ISP.

Also works as http://[2001:8b0::102]/ 
Perhaps tell your ISP that URL does not work?!


P.S. Happy to acknowledge Arend Hintze for inventing the game. He does not appear to have patented it though, hence our version...

33 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday To you for tomorrow

    Lots of love xxxxxxxx

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  2. Dear AAISP,
    I can't get to the website http://loopsofzen.co.uk as the consumer grade ADSL modem I have is not IPv6 capable. When will you be able to provide me access to the whole internet?

    Regards,
    Dave

    :)

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  3. Oh dear, I can't get to that site, but I am absolutely not spending any time or money talking to Virgin's support people.

    They will simply not believe it is their fault, the mind boggles at the idea of explaining it to them.

    Is there a way to score a more direct hit on their PR people?

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  4. Nice. I'd like to visit this site. My o2 broadband connection is preventing me from doing so. I have e-mailed their support to complain.

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  5. davegsmith did put a smiley but...

    We offer IPv6 via Native IPv6 over PPP and via Ipv4 tunnels, and both can be set up on clueless.

    The customer equipment typically usable to get IPv6 can be :-

    1. Simple router using IPv4 with IPv6 tunnels to a device on the LAN such as windows, mac or linux or even something like an apple airport express, acting as a IPv4/6 endpoint.

    2. Simple router acting as PPPoE bridge or a/c connected to a device on the LAN to terminate the PPP and handle IPv6 natively, suich as windows, mac or linux box or even something like an FB2700.

    3. IPv6 capable router, such as CISCO, or the comtrend routers we expect to have in stock next week.

    /we/ provide access to /all/ of the internet, but you need to actually use that access :-)

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  6. That's OK, I'll play it via http://loopsofzen.co.uk.ipv4.sixxs.org/ thanks ;)

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  7. Booo, doesn't work on Draytek 2820n :(

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  8. Bums. I can't access the site on my Sky BB. Will dutifully complain to Sky.

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  9. Loving the game, loving the fact that you're pushing the IPV6 issue.

    Feature suggestion: it would be really nice if I could right-click (or double-tap, or something) to turn a square a different colour - this would allow me to mark squares I am *certain* are correctly placed, so I don't keep coming back and trying to flip them.

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  10. You mean like you can if you ctrl-click?

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  11. Just seen an advert (during the X-men) for BT's winter sale. Promoting the "most complete broadband in the UK". Not sure how it can be complete if it only gives access to the "old" internet.

    ASA complaint anyone?

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  12. Sorry, broke it for a bit on an IP change.

    Now http://[2001:8b0:0:8000::102]/ works as well.

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  13. But blogspot can't cope I see.

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  14. Just tried http://www.loopsofzen.co.uk/ and I & my ISP seems to be IPv6 ready.

    Also just tried both http://[2001:8b0::102]/ and http://[2001:8b0:0:8000::102]/ and they both also work.

    Finally tried http://loopsofzen.co.uk.ipv4.sixxs.org/ but this just threw up http://ip6.help.me.uk.ipv4.sixxs.org/ which looks like a WhoIs type of report which displays a different "Your IP address is ..." each time/refresh.

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  15. I was wondering why the SixXS link just gave a WhoIs type page, and not the game, which as you said last night is quite addictive.

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  16. It would rather defeat the object if you could proxy to it.

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  17. Hey , love this site! I gave my ISP Virgin Media a call playing dumb about loopsofzen.co.uk - sadly they didn't bite... He went on about how the site was "definitely down" and that I could go to www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com and confirm that. When I gave him the Ipv6 URL he said it wasn't a valid address.
    Success score: 0/10... Sorry :-/

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  18. Yeh, who runs downforeveryoneorjustme as they need to sort IPv6 :-)

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  19. Hi RevK,

    Don't know how to get in touch with you, so will post in this old trhead. The www.loopsofzen.co.uk seems to be down at the moment, but it was working for me this morning. Are you guys discontinuing it? ( I use it to show off my geekines and as an IPv6 connectivity test).

    Yours, Ektich

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  20. Sorry, fibre break - give it a few hours and will be fine. Sorry about that.

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  21. Looks like loopofzen has the same issues as Apple where the leader board includes scores that can't be achieved without a time achie like -7 seconds. Lol.

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  22. Looks like loops of zen as te same issues as Apple where the leader board contains unobtaintable scores like -7 seconds.

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    1. Indeed. We left in that because of the name they used. It is not an SQL injection attack though.

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  23. So today I got round to setting up ipv6 with AAISP, tomorrow I guess I need to figure out how to cheat at loops of zen. Lol.

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  24. According to sky customer solutions team, your "blocking" access to loopsofzen..

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    1. I can confirm officially that the company hosting loopsofzen.co.uk (AAISP) is happy to peer with Sky at the main peering points in London (LONAP and LINX) as well as route traffic to/from Sky via any major transit providers. However, AAISP are not signatories to this CoP, Sky are, so it is for Sky to ensure they provide their customers with access to legal content or tell customers that they do not. This raises the question: "what if AAISP was blocking Sky's access?". Would that would put Sky in breach of the CoP still, even through no fault of its own. Of course, as a telco, both Sky and AAISP have to be prepared to negotiate interconnects (as per the Comms Act).

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    1. See later blog post on this. A new code of practice on net neutrality.

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  26. Having discovered this game months ago recommended as an IPv6 test site (to test my shiny new A&A connection), only now do I discover who wrote it. I should have known I really should, I mean it's a geeky game and it's only on IPv6 so who else could it be?

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  27. Oh yes, I've just noticed the wonderful www.blocked.org.uk and guess what? Only A&A are on the list that will reliably access it.
    https://www.blocked.org.uk/results?url=http://www.loopsofzen.co.uk

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