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'll 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.