Thursday, November 30, 2006

New best 3x3x3 average of 100: 29.45s

Spinning Rubik's CubeI got a new best average of 100 last weekend. Here are the details.

Average of 100: 29.45s
Best time: 19.33s (lucky!)
Worst time: 37.27s
Best average of 10 during the 100: 26.14s

Sunday, November 26, 2006

New best 3x3x3 average: 26.14 seconds

Spinning Rubik's CubeJust got a new best average for the 3x3x3. Here are the details.

Average: 26.14 seconds
Fastest: 19.59 seconds (lucky!)
Slowest: 29.19 seconds
Individual times: 25.41s, 26.49s, 25.77s, 25.62s, 26.71s, 25.85s, 23.15s, (29.19s), 26.94s, (19.59s), 28.35s, 27.15s.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

UK Rubiks Open 2006

Spinning Rubik's CubeLast weekend Peter and I competed at the UK Rubik's Open. Peter got a new Australian speedsolving record for best average on the Rubik's Magic (3.75 seconds), and I got 6 Australian speedsolving records:

  • 3x3x3 (single): 20.37 seconds (oooo, so close to sub-20!!)
  • 3x3x3 (average): 26.71 seconds
  • 4x4x4 (single): 2 mins 21.51 seconds
  • 5x5x5 (single): 5 mins 25.42 seconds
  • Master Magic (single): 5.81 seconds
  • Master Magic (average): 6.13 seconds

Lars Vandenbergh won the UK Open 2006 with an average in the final of 15.74 seconds. Dan Harris came second with an average of 15.87 seconds, and Ron van Bruchem was third 16.81 seconds. Full competition results are available here.

I've updated my personal speedcubing records page with my exciting new competition results. :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Red Eye

I'm a big fan of the Red Eye energy drink. Not because of what's in it (guarana, caffeine, vitamins, ginseng, etc) but because I think it is delicious! There are many different flavours and my favourites are the black label and the red label. I can't remember what these two varieties are actually called. One is 'classic' I think, but I don't remember the other.

I've never seen Red Eye outside of Australia. This is a bit sad because it is sweet, fruity and delicious. The other day I was in Marks and Spencer and I saw something which sounded a little similar: 'Sparkling Berry Energising Drink with ginseng, guarana and B vitamins'. Hmmm. The name is not quite as catchy, but the description sounded pretty good, so I gave it a go.

It tasted a little like Red Eye, but not much. However, it was also quite yum, so I think I will buy it again.