Are you working over Christmas and New Year, like Sophos Support and SophosLabs?
If so, here’s a bit of fun – official, educational fun! – to tide you over those hours in the office when everyone else is taking your presence for granted. I’ve created a crossword puzzle which touches on computer history, programming, security, networking and more.
Better yet, if you email me your solution before the end of 2009, you stand a chance to win a free Sophos stashable picnic blanket, shown in action on the right.
The blanket folds up into a neat little package which you can keep in your car or your backpack in case handy beaches or meadows turn up. It is plasticised underneath for easy cleaning. (Note: the 12-pack of Sophos Lager is for illustration only. You don’t win it. That would be silly.)
You can solve the puzzle online or using a downloadable PDF. If you complete the puzzle successfully, capture a screenshot, or take a picture with your mobile phone, and email it to me. The first three correct entries received in 2009 win a picnic blanket; the remainder will go into a draw for a further three blankets.
So there’s a reverse-engineering challenge, too, for those who want one. (Hint: solve as much as you can before you start the attack. It’ll save you computing time.)