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42mm Dayan ZhanChi Review

I said it twice in the video review: it’s just a ZhanChi. But when you hold it and play with it, it feels like so much more. I imagine it has something to do with our perception of small things being cute? The stickers are pretty decent actually. Historically DIY’s specialty cubes from China have […]

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Presenting FiveTimer for Android

I’ve been wanting to port FiveTimer to this platform for a while and it’s finally here. It has all the features that it has in iOS: Scrambles for all WCA puzzles. Puzzle support for all WCA puzzles, 2×2-7×7, Megaminx, Pyraminx, Square-1, and Clock. Hold to start or tap to start. 15 second countdown. Export full […]

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What’s New in FiveTimer 1.2

(cool, the title rhymes) So there’s a lot less that I had hoped would be in this version as described in this post, but significant enough to push a version+0.1 release. Here goes: New icon – yeah the old one was not so great, I think this one is at least a little better. Support for […]

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Montage and Thoughts on US Nationals 2012

This was the easily largest US Nationals ever, and in one of the most visible venues possible, Las Vegas. From all the great cubers from around the world and the country, the excellent competition heat system, and the prize money in $2 bills, simply put the competition was one of the best I’ve ever been […]