This blog post exists primarily as a test of my ability to mirror WordPress content to Twitter, which I think I just enabled. But to make it a little more fun, here’s a video of some significantly more interesting testing. Dr. Tom Murphy VII has had the brilliant idea to use lexicographical ordering as a basis for teaching computers to play videogames. The full paper on his work is here, but more fun is his video of algorithmic weirdnesses as a computer gradually learns to play Mario.