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procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.08 10:33:57
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
Quote:
Originally Posted by foilman
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
So foilman, what's the record for the saturday/sunday large puzzles?
That's procrastinator with 5m 31s.


What did procrastinator get it down to a bit later in this thread?
[edit - looks like 5.29, so a Huzzah! from me is in order ]

Sorry, you're still three seconds behind. I got 5:12 on June 24.

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Anyway, we can probably knock a few more seconds off today.

Well now I'm torn: Do I do it now for fear of tzukanion breaking the magic 5 minute barrier before me, or do I wait until I'm over this illness and/or had some sleep, so I can give myself the best chance at it? And which is the right strategy for getting my name on the imminent BECT?
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.07.08 14:51:27
Ah, I forgot about that one in June.  Still, I've got through the 5min mark on some of the ancient ones in the archive, so it's only a matter of time before one of us does it first-time through.

Sleep on it first, I suggest.
Last edited by astrokath - 2006.07.08 14:52:14
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.08 16:51:54
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
Still, I've got through the 5min mark on some of the ancient ones in the archive, so it's only a matter of time before one of us does it first-time through.

Yeah, it won't be long. When I saw your score I thought "I'll be surprised if neither tzukanion nor I break 5", but seeing noone else is under 7, I'm not so sure now. Maybe you had a charmed run today - most days you expect us to shave more than a few seconds.

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Sleep on it first, I suggest.

Fortunately she's off to the theatre tonight, so I doubt we'll see a new BECT. If tomorrow is as easy as last Sunday then at least I'll have 2 chances at it.

Oh, BTW: congratulations on getting your personal time under the old BECT!
Last edited by procrastinator - 2006.07.08 16:55:18
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.07.08 17:04:27
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Maybe you had a charmed run today - most days you expect us to shave more than a few seconds.


Naw, I'm just brilliant! 

That, and swiftly developing RSI in my mouse-hand...

Quote:

Oh, BTW: congratulations on getting your personal time under the old BECT!

Cheers!
tzukanion
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 436
Best Total: 17m 39s
Posted - 2006.07.09 08:12:18
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator


Yeah, it won't be long. When I saw your score I thought "I'll be surprised if neither tzukanion nor I break 5"


I beat you to it procrastinator (4:59), though I messed up at the start and didn't feel like I went that fast so I expect something more in the range of 4.30 from you.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.07.10 07:54:12
Well done!
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.12 11:36:46
Quote:
Originally Posted by tzukanion

I beat you to it procrastinator (4:59), though I messed up at the start and didn't feel like I went that fast so I expect something more in the range of 4.30 from you.

Would have been about 4:30 without the "not done yet". Was a pretty slow run, though - I'm still under the weather. 4 minutes is definitely possible for the very easiest puzzles, but this is not quite that easy - I think it's about a 4:10-4:15 for me at my current best.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.18 10:02:43
Shaved off a second today. Must be karma from Sunday.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.18 10:10:38
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
swiftly developing RSI in my mouse-hand...

You may have to swap hands. But which really is your mouse-hand?
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.07.18 10:12:57
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
swiftly developing RSI in my mouse-hand...

You may have to swap hands. But which really is your mouse-hand?


Now there's a zen-like question.

It must be the one that squeeks when I eat cheese.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.07.19 10:26:02
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
swiftly developing RSI in my mouse-hand...

the one that squeeks when I eat cheese.

That's some serious RSI. At that rate you'll be past your prime by the time you're 29.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.07.22 10:01:30
Wa-hey!

21 mins on the nose, and I'm sure we can shave a few more seconds off it.

That 20min barrier that I once claimed we'd never break is looking decidedly flimsy right now.




[Past my prime. Pah!]
Last edited by astrokath - 2006.07.22 10:03:08
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.08.02 23:54:22
Since this thread started we've got new best times for at least 4 days, so let me write these times down before I forget them.

Monday    1:12 tzukanion
Tuesday   1:11 procrastinator
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday  3:45 procrastinator
Sunday    5:12 procrastinator

You'd have to check the archives for the other records. I imagine they've probably been beaten recently too, though.

Here's hoping for swift obsolesence.
Helge
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3011
Best Total: 11m 26s
Posted - 2006.08.03 11:52:05
Monday    1:12 tzukanion
Tuesday   1:11 procrastinator
Wednesday 1:12 Helge
Thursday
Friday
Saturday  3:45 procrastinator
Sunday    5:12 procrastinator
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.08.03 12:49:19
Quote:
Originally Posted by helge

Wednesday 1:12 Helge
Thursday

If that's today's score... it's thursday.
Helge
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3011
Best Total: 11m 26s
Posted - 2006.08.03 12:57:39
Hehe. Oops.

Monday    1:12 tzukanion
Tuesday   1:11 procrastinator
Wednesday
Thursday  1:12 Helge
Friday
Saturday  3:45 procrastinator
Sunday    5:12 procrastinator
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.08.07 07:12:35
Quote:
Originally Posted by helge
Hehe. Oops.

Monday    1:12 tzukanion
Tuesday   1:11 procrastinator
Wednesday
Thursday  1:12 Helge
Friday
Saturday  3:45 procrastinator
Sunday    5:12 procrastinator

Monday is down to 1.02!

Procrastinator, if you want to break the 1min mark, today's as good a chance as you're ever going to get.
Helge
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3011
Best Total: 11m 26s
Posted - 2006.08.08 07:47:05
Nice Astrokath! I'm impressed.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.08.08 09:26:23
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Procrastinator, if you want to break the 1min mark, today's as good a chance as you're ever going to get.

Astradamus strikes again!
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.08.08 10:50:07
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Procrastinator, if you want to break the 1min mark, today's as good a chance as you're ever going to get.

Astradamus strikes again!

At the expense of losing my single best-ever time, though!

Three cheers for Procrastinator.
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