- Feb 27, 2009
Hmm, I guess it could really screw with you depending on the memory method being used.
Just practice in a bus or train and you'll get used to that.I think noises are much less of a distraction to BLD than people talking in the background. I can BLD in a noisy environment as long as I don't hear any clear conversation. It's really hard to focus when you hear a couple of people talking in the background when you're BLD-ing, because you're automatically distracted about what they are saying.
If everyone is speaking at equal volumes, it's just noise, but if a particular group of people are speaking louder than everyone and you can clearly hear what they're talking about, then it's distractingJust practice in a bus or train and you'll get used to that.
I so agree with this. My first big BLD attempts (Virginia Open 2007) were really hard for me because I didn't use earplugs, and a bunch of people were talking. The problem wasn't so much that they were talking - it was what they were talking about. They were talking cubing, and I wanted to join in. That was really distracting.I think noises are much less of a distraction to BLD than people talking in the background. I can BLD in a noisy environment as long as I don't hear any clear conversation. It's really hard to focus when you hear a couple of people talking in the background when you're BLD-ing, because you're automatically distracted about what they are saying.
I do some blind on the train (just not looking, not with an actual blindfold obviously), it's fine until I have to buy a ticket off the conductor, so sometimes I solve normally until they have passed me. The noise and conversations don't seem to bother me much, neither does looking geeky.And I would never practise in bus or train (especially BLD), it's just too geeky
No need to. Just solve the corners of a 3x3 BLD.Would you say that 2BLD is a good way to practice memo and execution for 3BLD (Old pochmann). It's just becuase I have trouble memorising the longer streams needed for 3BLD but I think I would be OK with just corners. What do you think?
Oh yea, of course. I never concern myself with the buffer while memorizing. I figure it's more braindead and I can always deduce whether the buffer needs to be twisted as well during execution.Also Rob, I've definitely switched over to your method for memorizing PBD corners when using images. I agree that it makes much more sense than my old way. Not sure if you're also doing this, but if I have only one PBD piece then I only memorize the sticker for that single piece. If, when solving, I come to a flipped pieces image that is a single letter image, I know that the buffer flips the opposite direction.
That's genius. I never thought to use video games as possible rooms/journeys. I too was running out of ideas for rooms...Video games can provide some routes. I use the prison cell and escape route from Oblivion as my 15th route (but it's kinda fuzzy because I haven't played in years)
Not exactly real places but not completely made up by you.
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