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Megaminx VHLS (edge): Help me

No, I’m not crazy. I’m just collecting the simpler algs, the easy to recognize & learn ones (and the ones for those few cases you see, recognize, and then just DNF the solve to save yourself the effort).

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Surprisingly accurate…

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Juvenile Authorship

What? Yeah, even I don’t think that’s a thing.

When I was nineish, I started writing a book about our three bassets at the time: Nelson, Molly and puppy Chloë. I spelled (spelt?) that last name ‘Cloe’, possibly because it is so irritating to get that e with the thingies on top (I can never remember the shortcut so I just copy-paste the whole word). Possibly because I was nine.

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This is just a test

I love my dogs. Who doesn’t? (Love their own dogs, I mean.) I try to write about said dogs’ adventures, in as humorous a way as possible, here. But sooner or later, well. Umm. Here ends the well-worded part of this ramble.

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Random Puzzle (Sept) Part I

Keyword ciphers are fun. Most treasure-hunt riddles are. Running key ciphers are a nightmare to manually crack without the key.

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Stuff to Do: Draw Every Pratchett and Kate Milford Character You Can Remember and a Bunch of Others

Long enough title?

Okay, please don’t kick me out of the Pratchett club, I do actually remember more than 4 characters. It’s the same with Kate Milford. They are just the only characters important/detailed/interesting/unique enough to draw, or that I have already drawn. I am considering doing the men black-on-black from The Left Handed Fate (Milford), and maybe Clem and Georgie.

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Stuff to Do: Make an army of paper foxes

Want to waste paper? Waste space? Time? With mildly satisfying results?
Proof that you’ve got to much time: you’re making armies of simple origami foxes. I’m not much of fan of origami, nor craft blogs, but does make interesting photos… (and blog posts, I hope) Note: THESE ARE NOT CATS!! Why would I make a hundred paper CATS?

I started this three weeks ago. On day 1, I made 42. I slowed down after that because it really is a complete waste of paper (*gasp* SAVE THE TREES) to around 5 a day. I now have 103. I’m sorry I did this. It isn’t really what I do here (except for the pi bit), but it is fun.

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Stuff to Do: Plane 02

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

I painted this one red and yellow, just because it was similar to the colour scheme of the impressive Cold War dogfighter that I based the model on in one particular picture that I saw of it.

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Stuff to Do: Plane 01

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

Plane 1: mostly a test. I was aiming for light. Mistake. It did mostly fly straight, though, if not far. It didn’t do well in wind, although I planned it to do so specifically. I painted it black, because I was going for a specific awesome plane that I can’t actually remember the name of right now. Black is a realistic colour for an aeroplane. Not how I painted Plane 2.