Merits of the CFOP speedcubing method

CFOP, aka. the Fridrich Method, is the wildly popular Rubik’s Cube solving method used by virtually all high- and mid-level speedcubers.  It gained popularity in the early 2000s because Jessica Fridrich’s website was the only thorough tutorial and algorithm library. Still, methods like Petrus, Roux, and ZZ have their merits too, so why has CFOP persisted? This article describes the numerous strengths of CFOP that most of us never pause to appreciate, especially the unique advantages that cement it as an accessible and effective speedcubing method.

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A photographic journey

One year ago, I was not a visual person. When I walked, I stared at my feet and let my vision drift out of focus. When I talked, I didn’t even think to hold eye contact. Therefore, when I obtained my humble-point-and-shoot camera as a graduation gift, I realized that I had wasted four years in Boston hardly appreciating my surroundings. I vowed to take a picture a day for a year to see if it could open my eyes. Continue reading A photographic journey

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