GeekNights Thursday - Calendars

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the concept of calendars. There was a time when people had physical ones made of paper. Weird right? In the news, Scott's sort of into Rubik's Cubes, you should honestly watch the impeachment of Donald Trump, hackers used TeamViewer to attempt the poisoning of an entire Florida town, Gina Carano is rightly dropped from Star Wars, and New York is killing people by allowing sports to have live audiences.

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This is the calendar I got from secret santa.

I still use paper calendars. I hang one up in my garage every year.

My current calendar is from Thomas Kinkade Studios.

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It took me about 8 months to:

1: understand what’s going on with the Rubiks cube algorithms
2: work out I could solve a cube with just two algorithms
3: design and learn those two sequences
4: learn enough technique to do two thirds of the cube
5: solve the cube from first principles

My record time to solve was about 6 or 7 minutes, but it was using my own sequencing so I’m way prouder of that than just loading things from memory.

That was about 22 years ago.

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Wanting an intuitive explanation for Rubik’s cube solutions makes me think of this SMBC: