How I finally find youtube...
While the interview segment is the most complete and interesting (I feel) of the content you can find about me online, the most intriguing part of the project will probably be a continuing series in which you can watch me solve a puzzle and then talk through how I solved that puzzle, giving tips and such. The first in this series is an "S.U." Doku I wrote specifically for a Stanford magazine of moderate difficulty. You can try the puzzle by going here first.
My solution on camera was in 2'11". I'm not completely clean in my solve here (consider how I fill in row 6 ..., or don't despite my seeing the obvious placement when I resolved in the demo) but its representative of my style.
If you have doubts that my solving a puzzle I'd written a week or so before is not fair, the rest of the series are puzzles written specifically by Wei-Hwa Huang that I had not seen before the documentary crew presented them to me. There will be a near speed record on one of them, and then a gradual increase in difficulty so you can track how you'd do compared to the US champion. It will be a fun eight week series leading up to the world championship and the release of Battleship Sudoku.
I also go back through the puzzle and give a description of how I went about it. As the first in the series, we covered more how to get started and specifically described my "either/or" notetaking which is all I use to this day, and so sometime midway through I go way too fast and the tips stop. There will be more videos and more tips to come.
I look forward to any feedback you have on this project, and feel free to link to the youtube videos as we are trying to spread word of this really nice video piece. It certainly is a much more fitting youtube sudoku speed solve than the phony or slow videos you can already find there.