Caprica (Extended Pilot)

The 2-hour extended pilot of the new TV series Caprica takes place 58 years before the events seen in Battlestar Galactica. It "tells the story of how Colonial humanity first created the robotic Cybernetic Lifeform Nodes or Cylons, who would later plot to destroy human civilization in retaliation for their enslavement". I watched the 2-hour extended pilot and it was awesome; I'm really looking forward to the series (which airs in 2010). You can check out the promo video here.

Movie Review: Pontypool

Tonight I watched Pontypool, a very "different" type of zombie movie. I thought it was awesome because I had no clue what to expect next. The story line is very original and doesn't really follow the same boring script that all the other zombie movies follow. It's definitely the most interesting zombie movie I've ever seen.

If you like lots of gore and zombies chasing innocent people around, then you probably won't like this movie. However, if you have somewhat of an imagination (enough imagination to enjoy science fiction) and like to be kept guessing, then you'll probably agree that this movie is awesome. (Fair warning: Everyone else watching it with me thought it was the stupidest thing they've ever seen.)

You can check out the trailer on

Rubik's Cube Algorithms

Part One


`F` = Front side
`U` = Up side
`L` = Left side
`R` = Right side
`D` = Down side
`i` = Turn counter-clockwise (otherwise, you always turn clockwise)

`Fi U Li Ui` = Turn the Front side counter-clockwise, then turn the Up side clockwise, then turn the Left side counter-clockwise, then turn the Up side counter-clockwise.

Watch the Part One video for a full explanation of how to use the algorithms below!


Fi U Li Ui

Ri Di R D

U R Ui Ri Ui Fi U F

Ui Li U L U F Ui Fi

F R U Ri Ui Fi

R U Ri U R U U Ri

U R Ui Li U Ri Ui L

Ri Di R D

Krishna commented that those last two are wrong; they should be:

U R Ui L U Ri Ui Li

Ri D R Di

Kev commented that Krishna's correction was incorrect. I've reverted to the original algorithm.

Part Two

Thanks for the Rubik's cube tips, Dan!

Manu Delago – Hang Drums

The sound of Hang Drums is absolutely amazing. Today was the first time I heard them and I'm already hooked. Manu Delago's site has an audio player (top right corner of the site) and I've been listening to his music all day.

I recognized the way Manu's fingers hit the Hang Drums. After reading his background I discovered he's had experience with the Indian Tabla; a percussion instrument that I took a few classes for when I was young.