Internet Archive engineer, Tracey Jaquith, takes you behind the scenes to see how she created "Word Salad," an open-source word game where you find all the possible word combinations in a seven-letter set.
Jaquith as inspired to create this game by her niece, who introduced her to the New York Times' Spelling Bee. After Spelling Bee was paywalled, the Internet Archive whiz thought "How hard could it be to create a game like this that would be free and open source?"
In five minutes, Jaquith shows you the coding tricks she used. Find it in our Gitlab: https://gitlab.com/internetarchive/word-salad
January 20, 2022 Subject:
it was out for about a day
we had a (scheduled) power outage at the main facilities, so some of our running website apps were down and took awhile to restore.
enjoy the game!
January 14, 2022 Subject:
Is Word Salad still viable?
Have been playing Word Salad for a few months. It's a nice distraction, cranial braintwister. I consider it a win if I get at least half the possible words and the pangram(s). Today it is MIA! Hope it is not discontinued (404 page not found). Looking grim...