Optimal PLLs (Apr 01, 2007)

Here are optimal solutions to all the PLLs. Note the surprising 9-move HTM solution to the Y. (April Fools’! It’s 13 moves.)

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Fake Cubing Videos (Mar 29, 2007)

I made a few fake cubing videos last weekend. Here they are.

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Speed BLD Guide (Mar 28, 2007)

No update to this page in over two months! I’ve been setting more records, though: I’m finally sub-20 (on a good average).

I worked on a speed BLD guide for two weeks (it’s finally up!), after working to get the record.

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Belgian Open 2007 (Feb 25, 2007)

The results of the Belgian Open are posted. I’ve never been so amazed…

And I wanted to get the third official sub-2 BLD! Oh well; hats (center caps?) off to Mátyás!
And congratulations to Vandenbergh (no offense meant to Fung)!

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New PBs (Feb 18, 2007)

I know I haven’t updated much, but I’ve had a lot to do (and still do). I’ve also set lots of records: 3x3x3: 15.49, 3x3x3 Average: 20.74, Computer 3x3x3 Average: 21.83 (almost 20.75), 3x3x3 OH: 30.30, 3x3x3 OH average: 46.23, 3x3x3 BLD: 1:40.95, 3x3x3 BLD average: 4:11, 42 cube marathon: <21 minutes, 2x2x2 BLD 27 seconds, and speed BLD: 19.69 seconds.

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Caltech Winter 2007 (Jan 13, 2007)

Caltech Winter was great :-) I got a few sub-20′s :-), but DNF’ed all BLD’s ;-( 4x4x4 and Magic were cancelled :-(

My dad caught Dan Dzoan’s world record one-handed solve on video:
Low Quality (pretty good)
Medium Quality
The high quality video is at a corresponding URL; it’s 70 MB, so only download if you really want it.
My 18.18
My one-handed 39.69

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Alg of the Week (Jan 01, 2007)

This year, I am introducing the Alg of the Week. The first alg is cube-in-cube-in-cube.

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Countdown Animation (Dec 31, 2006)

Happy New Year!
The POV-Ray source code; directions for custom render:
Boot POV-Ray; render 345 frames at good resolution. Align music beat every second (starting 0.5 seconds). Concatenate and merge at 30 FPS; enjoy any time.

60-second version.

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Updates: Sub-2 BLD, etc. (Dec 31, 2006)

I got a sub-2 BLD yesterday! 1:58.59

My blindfolded pages are growing. I added corner and edge permutation algs, and did a Mathematica simulation of the probabilities.

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Team BLD (Dec 29, 2006)

I tried a few team blindfolded solves with Arthur. The music line-up at the end is accidental!

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