Welcome to my cube pages. My name is Michiel van der Blonk, I am a programmer and a speedcuber. Two hobbies that combine very well. I have been cubing since the eighties and hope to add to your cubing experience as well. I try to keep this site as interesting as possible no matter what your current level is.
You can start with some videos, e.g. my introduction to speedcubing or a sample speedsolve in 18 seconds (below).
If you are an absolute beginner consider yourself lucky to have found a comprehensive compendium of links and tools that help you in your study of the Rubik's cube.
Here are some links to get started:
If you're a speedcuber but haven't been to a tournament yet you might want to go in the future. Perhaps you still need to practice a lot to get that sub 20 average. It might seem impossible now, but I assure you anyone can get there. It took me over 20 years, but I achieved this as well. Don't give up!
I used to operate alglist.ning.com, a large algorithm database with animated cubes for all algorithms, a great search function, commenting and social features. Unfortunately the morons at Ning.com have decided to take it down, saying it was too difficult for them to maintain. I am currently working on a new version that I will host myself.
If you are a competitor, and you have met me, then hi again! If you haven't I hope to meet you at an upcoming tournament. My site does not hold a lot of information on tournaments, for that you'd better go to speedcubing.com.
Among 'famous' speedcubers I personally know are Tyson Mao, Dan Harris, Lars Vandenbergh, Ron van Bruchem and Jessica Fridrich.
I am always interested in new projects and working together with other programmers to come up with the best tools for (speed)cubing. My expertise is in the field of web development. I have been a trainer and programmer for web development languages since the early days of the internet.