Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:50 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: footage of Bram talking about rubik's cube
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:11 am
Location: Marin, CA
There's some footage of me babbling about various things related to rubik's cube and twisty puzzles in general:

http://www.atomicpr.com/blog/2007/05/gleeming-cube.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: footage of Bram talking about rubik's cube
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:34 pm
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Looks good Bram.

Can you elaborate some more on your puzzle designs?

Thomas

---
edit:

I just went through some of your old posts. Wow, you have had a great number of puzzle ideas. Could it be you're currently developing the Small Stellated Dodecahedron, The Pentagonal Puck, a combination between a 2x2x2 and a Skewb, or even a Pentultimate?

_________________
Image
My mods | My other hobby: www.unused-prince-tickets.com


Last edited by Thomas on Wed May 16, 2007 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:25 pm
Location: Madrid-Spain
Congrats on the footage Bram,it's really nice. I can understand most of the things you say! I thought I would never understand an american guy!LOL.

by the way, -- Bram Cohen is the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol, and co-founder/CEO of the company by the same name

I didn't know that, so congratulations too! :):)

_________________
Life is like a Rubik's Cube.... it always has a solution.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
rastarubik wrote:
Bram Cohen is the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol, and co-founder/CEO of the company by the same name

Wow! that is interesting!
So we have the creator of BitTorrent and also a developer of Thrasher Skate and Destroy here, some good programmers here. :)

_________________
List of Speedcubing methods
Speedcubing tutorial

@.=split(//,"J huhesartc kPaeenrro,lt");do{print$.[$_];$_=($_+3)%25;}while($_!=0);


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:25 pm
Location: Madrid-Spain
Pembo wrote:
So we have the creator of BitTorrent and also a developer of Thrasher Skate and Destroy here, some good programmers here. :)


WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

Or better said:

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

Bram: Sorry for the little off-topic..........

_________________
Life is like a Rubik's Cube.... it always has a solution.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
viewtopic.php?p=42473#42473

Our friend Reeeeeeeech (correct E number? :P) helped programme the game.

_________________
List of Speedcubing methods
Speedcubing tutorial

@.=split(//,"J huhesartc kPaeenrro,lt");do{print$.[$_];$_=($_+3)%25;}while($_!=0);


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:19 pm
Pembo wrote:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=42473#42473

Our friend Reeeeeeeech (correct E number? :P) helped programme the game.


:lol: :oops: sorry to disappoint you, I'm not a programmer. Wish I was...

But, I do point out the programmers' mistakes and write them up so that they can fix them. ;)

btw - haha yes my full name has 8 e's :lol:


---Bram, Nice video... Got the pun - Gleaming the Cube.... Funny how Pembo brought up the other thread, about Tony Hawk. He had a short cameo appearance in that movie!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:11 am
Location: Marin, CA
I'll post about my puzzle designs when they're 'ready'. Right now none of them are quite ready, and besides, some of them are kinda hard to describe without having a working model to show video of.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 3:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:05 am
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
I liked the videos. They were interesting. You might want to upload then to YouTube also. A lot more people could view them that way.

_________________
Fridrich
3x3 PB 22.63
3x3 Av 30.57

25, Male
Started cubing Oct 15 '05

Out of the game, but not completely.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:24 pm
Location: MN
Pembo wrote:
rastarubik wrote:
Bram Cohen is the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol, and co-founder/CEO of the company by the same name

Wow! that is interesting!
So we have the creator of BitTorrent and also a developer of Thrasher Skate and Destroy here, some good programmers here. :)
What exactly does bittorrent do? It sounds like programming, but just having your own company is awsome. And the videos were nice, I like the first one where you solve the cube slowly throught the video and you were acting like you were just twisting it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
BitTorrent is a download site that has music, TV shows, films etc on it.

You download them using a torrent programme, they are generally faster and safer than regular downloads.

BitTorrent is not a pirate site, so you pay to download them.

_________________
List of Speedcubing methods
Speedcubing tutorial

@.=split(//,"J huhesartc kPaeenrro,lt");do{print$.[$_];$_=($_+3)%25;}while($_!=0);


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: footage of Bram talking about rubik's cube
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2000 9:11 pm
Location: Delft, the Netherlands
Bram wrote:
There's some footage of me babbling about various things related to rubik's cube and twisty puzzles in general:

http://www.atomicpr.com/blog/2007/05/gleeming-cube.html


That was pretty good. Thanks for mentioning my site a couple of times!

_________________
Jaap

Jaap's Puzzle Page:
http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: footage of Bram talking about rubik's cube
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:11 pm
Location: East Coast, USA
Quote:
He learned the BASIC programming language at age 5 on his family's Timex Sinclair computer.
..
Cohen wrote the first BitTorrent client implementation in Python, and several other programs have since implemented the protocol.
..
In late 2003, Cohen served a short stint at Valve Software to work on

Steam, their digital distribution system introduced for Half-Life 2.


:!:


Last edited by Rubo d Cubik on Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 1999 12:18 pm
Location: Palerang Shire, NSW, Australia
Don't forget, guys, this is a bit of an escape from bittorrent for Bram, so we generally respect his privacy over that.


Hey Bram, what was the deal with the camera floating all over the shop?

_________________
Wayne Johnson (Developer)
http://waynejohnson.net


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:14 am
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
The moving camera is probably part of the whole "edgy cool" website feel probably. maybe they had a stationary camera and did the effects digitally. Didn't pay close enough attention to the camera work.

Bram has mad crazy puzzle ideas in that noggin of his, I'll say that much.

_________________
http://chrono.org/puzzles.html
http://www.youtube.com/nechronius


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
Moving cameras like that are to add pace to the recording.

(information taking from someone with a masters in marketing)

_________________
List of Speedcubing methods
Speedcubing tutorial

@.=split(//,"J huhesartc kPaeenrro,lt");do{print$.[$_];$_=($_+3)%25;}while($_!=0);


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:14 am
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
I can certainly understand the appeal to the dynamic aspect of a video instead of just a static camera pointing at him like some interrogation.

_________________
http://chrono.org/puzzles.html
http://www.youtube.com/nechronius


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:11 pm
Location: East Coast, USA
I post on the same message board as the creator of bittorrent :).


Last edited by Rubo d Cubik on Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2002 2:19 pm
Location: Yaroslavl, Russia and Maryland, USA
I am absolutely sure that Bram posted this only because it's about the cube and twisty puzzles. He never ever posted anything here related to his work, profession, or business. Moreover when others did just that he asked not to do that again as this site is where he gets away from all that to puzzles.

_________________
Aleksey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:48 am
You can fingertrick algs with slice moves really well. At some point it even looks like you're doing an S quickly.

_________________
#


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:11 am
Location: Marin, CA
I didn't do the camera work, dunno why it was done that way.

I wasn't really trying to act like I was just fiddling with the cube, that's actually how I solve it. I do sequences quicker when I'm looking elsewhere, some kind of visual problem.

I can do a few fingers tricks but am hardly proficient. They don't really get my speed that great - I spend far too much time looking around for pieces to be competitive anyway. But they do a great job of keeping my wrists from getting destroyed when I solve a cube a hundred times in one day. That's a problem I've actually run into.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:11 pm
Location: East Coast, USA
Bram wrote:
I didn't do the camera work, dunno why it was done that way.

I wasn't really trying to act like I was just fiddling with the cube, that's actually how I solve it. I do sequences quicker when I'm looking elsewhere, some kind of visual problem.

I can do a few fingers tricks but am hardly proficient. They don't really get my speed that great - I spend far too much time looking around for pieces to be competitive anyway. But they do a great job of keeping my wrists from getting destroyed when I solve a cube a hundred times in one day. That's a problem I've actually run into.


Hey Bram, I read somewhere that you had been self-diagnosed with asperger's syndrome (for everyone who doesn't know, that's sort of like a mild form of autism for the very smart). I was wondering if this "syndrome" is somehow related to your visual problem when solving the cube. What do you think?

Speaking of visual problems, I noticed that today when I was solving the cube I saw blurry images of previous states of the cube floating over the cube. Sort of like when you get flashbanged, that your eyes see a still picture of whatever it is that you were seeing the moment you get flashbanged. Is your problem similar to this one?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:11 am
Location: Marin, CA
Rubo d Cubik wrote:
Hey Bram, I read somewhere that you had been self-diagnosed with asperger's syndrome (for everyone who doesn't know, that's sort of like a mild form of autism for the very smart). I was wondering if this "syndrome" is somehow related to your visual problem when solving the cube. What do you think?

Speaking of visual problems, I noticed that today when I was solving the cube I saw blurry images of previous states of the cube floating over the cube. Sort of like when you get flashbanged, that your eyes see a still picture of whatever it is that you were seeing the moment you get flashbanged. Is your problem similar to this one?


I dunno, probably. It isn't like blurry images at all. It's like I can't see very well. If an object isn't exactly where I expect, I frequently have trouble finding it, even if it's sitting right in front of me, much to my wife's frustration.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group