Rubik’s Cube Solver (CubeMaster9000)

By , April 26, 2009 10:32 am

As a bit of a graphics exercise back in January 2000 I wrote a 3D Rubik’s cube app that utilised nothing but the windows gdi 2D drawpoly function.  I hadn’t then learnt C++ or even heard of linear algebra and opengl so needless to say, the implementation is a bit rubbish.  But the main problem wasn’t the bad coding, the gimbal lock or even […]

Special P

By , April 23, 2009 6:26 am

A spot of midweek evening climbing with MrP at a surprisingly busy Windgather crag in the Peak District.  We did repeats of most of last weekends climbs with the addition of two new routes : Black Slab (hvd*) and Traditional (hs4a*).  Black Slab is a great little climb,  easy and pleasant throughout but with little protection at the bottom and even less at the steeper […]

The Rib

By , April 20, 2009 5:46 am

Hurray, another trip to Windgather crag and my first VS leads of the year : The Rib (vs 5a) and The Rib Right-Hand (vs 4c) .  We also did The Staircase (m),  something between The Corner(d) and The Toe Nail (vd),  High Buttress Arete (d **), Centre (hvd 3c*)  and Squashed Finger (hvd*).        

Screaming Cats

By , April 12, 2009 5:30 pm

We took Alex’s new bike for a test ride on the twelve and a half mile Screaming Cats route that weaves through and around Macclesfield forest.  We managed it in three and a half hours which is pretty good for Alex’s first ever off road bike ride.  Even more impressivce though is that we managed to cycle past […]


By , April 11, 2009 5:38 pm

We had quite a late start today and arrived at a very busy Ogwyn cottage at around 3:30 but despite the bank holiday crowds at the car park there were only two other teams actually climbing at the slabs.  I’m starting to think that a late start is for the win!  Two lads from Devon wearing big boots […]

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