Archive for October, 2012

New Cubing Record: 5×5 – 5:02.54! WOW!

Posted in Blog, Cubing, Cubing Records on October 11, 2012 by slateman

Wow. WOW! As I got to my last layer in under 4:50, I couldn’t believe my eyes. My record stood at over 6 minutes for almost a year. One solve last week bested it by 25 seconds; yesterday’s solve shaved another 6 seconds off. Did I just beat that record by 42 seconds?! OH YEAH! ShengShou 5×5 is a beast. My edge pairing must’ve been solid to do that much better! I wrote yesterday that a sub-5:30 solve was a lofty goal. Even that was destroyed! So psyched!

New Cubing Record: 5×5 – 5:44.76

Posted in Blog, Cubing, Cubing Records with tags on October 10, 2012 by slateman

With the bright lights at my desk at work, the quiet hum of the heater (it was 28 yesterday when I left for work) and the first real solitude in almost a month, I went at my former 5×5 record and managed to top it by 6 seconds! My ShengShou is now an awesome cube now that it’s broken in and I’d have to say it’s even better than my ShengShou 4×4. In any event, it’s another record which shows I’m improving. Centers were solved in 1:20 and the edges were done by just over 4 minutes. As I finished my cross and started F2L, I realized one set of edges was incomplete. That delayed me, meaning my record could’ve been another 10 seconds faster. I guess my new goal is 5:30. Awesome!

Borderlands 2: Wallpapers

Posted in Borderlands, Game Art, Games on October 2, 2012 by slateman

I’ve been playing Borderlands 2 as much as I can. At level 25, I’ve done a ton of stuff and there is an absurd amount left in this game. The only downside? Resident Evil 6’s imminent arrival! Well…the good thing is both games should keep me occupied for a while and my GameFly subscription has been put on hold.

I haven’t written much on Borderlands 2 because I’d rather just play it. However, the other day I grabbed these wallpapers created by Cody A Williams. Kick-ass stuff. Enjoy!!!

SFGalleries Update!

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on October 2, 2012 by slateman

It’s been a while since my last update to Street Fighter Galleries, my third-oldest site (10 yrs old)! However, since the release of Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins, I felt new inspiration and re-captured an old X-Men Vs. Street Fighter gallery. I did captures for both outfits (not the additional two on home ports) and think the mouseover effect is quite nice. Enjoy this…hopefully there’s more to come!

ShengShou 5×5 Get! New Record!

Posted in Blog, Cubing, Cubing Records with tags on October 2, 2012 by slateman

I managed to finally get myself a new 5×5, a ShengShou (I love my 4×4). Initial inspection left me underwhelmed, however, as it wasn’t that much larger than my Mini-YJ and the turning was adequate at best. Several solves later, I managed my first sub-6 minute run! It actually broke my record by 25 seconds! Not bad!! Exciting times!