Transportation Bingo

Last time I did a meandering domestic adventure (spring 2008 through the Northeast, if you recall), I noticed how many forms of transportation I was using. Ferries, craigslist rides, biking, etc. This time around, I thought I'd make a game out of it.

Transportation Bingo works like this:
     * each person gets a card with many forms of transportation in a random arrangement. (The arrangement is based off a seed word which you might be asked for that allows for you to get the same arrangement from any computer. Capital letters matter.)
     * when I use a certain form of transportation on this trip, I will add it to the list of "used methods" which will cause that square to be red.
     * when someone gets 5 in a row, just like in bingo, they win.
     * prize for the winner is yet to be determined, but is bound to be "oh gee thanks, I guess" worthy.

The hope is that those who want to follow along for this latest adventure can do so by just checking in on the bingo page. "Oh, he just rode on a passenger only ferry across Mobile Harbor. Bingo!"

So the programming aspect of this was done kind of hastily without much cross-browser/cross-platform troubleshooting, so let me know if it isn't working for you. I wanted to get it posted before I get on the train to Denver this afternoon. Speaking of which, I had better go pack up and hop on the bus down to the station.
Tuesday December 1 2009File under: travel, coding

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on Tue 01st Dec, 2009 12:27 pm PST Saxtor said:
This sounds fun! I noticed a number of my squares are already filled in. Does this mean that I don't need to do anything but check to see if my card is filled??*
on Tue 01st Dec, 2009 11:23 pm PST Horge said:
Travel games are fun! Wheee! Next trip can you develop some sort of an online/vicarious version of the "Eye spy" or the "Alphabet Game"? ... Btw, I also got a partially-filled-in card without being prompted for a seed word...
on Wed 02nd Dec, 2009 09:40 am PST Wren said:
Yep, the adwrenture has already begun. Squares will appear red as I use those methods, as if by magic. All you gotta do is keep checking back in with your card.

If you are a commenter on BdW, you don't need to enter a seed word because it will use your commenter name as that seed word. Only non-commenters (or someone without a commenter cookies) will need to enter the seed word.

Thanks for the clarifying questions. If you have any more, please let me know!
on Wed 02nd Dec, 2009 04:39 pm PST Mom said:
ad"wren"ture...funny. I thought it was a typo--maybe it is.
on Wed 02nd Dec, 2009 11:42 pm PST Horge said:
Gotcha! Now, come on Passenger-only-ferry-in-Denver! Papa needs a brand new bag! ... Aww, man... Snake-eyes :(
on Sat 05th Dec, 2009 12:06 pm PST Ryan said:
I greased up the wheels on my skateboard. This will be your transportation while in Pueblo.
on Sat 26th Dec, 2009 11:18 pm PST maggie said:

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