Archive for category: Yada Yada Yada

Feliks Zemdegs Sets New Rubik’s Cube World Record 5.66 sec

25 June, 2011 (15:03) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Feliks Zemdegs just set a new Rubik’s Cube World Record for a single solve with an unbelievable time of 5.66 secs. If that’s not awe-inspiring, I don’t know what is. Here’s the YouTube video: Congrats to Feliks on his amazing solve! I think I hear someone saying, “Dad he’s sub-6!” at the end, that’s awesome. […]

From the InterWeb and Updates

9 August, 2009 (15:19) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Even though I’ve been extremely busy with various life/web projects I’m glad to say I’ve got a bit accomplished and have the Speed Cubing guide about 80% finished to my liking and also am actively reviewing potential advertisers again after taking a brief hiatus from our overwhelming email load. Thanks to everyone who writes in […]

Chess, Poker and Tetris

6 June, 2009 (22:22) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I actually missed the first follow-up to my Chess and Poker Fridays idea (big surprise)  but at least I have a valid excuse: I was judging a weiner-dog race! I was pulled from the crowd after the regular judge didn’t show and let’s just say….I rocked it. But anyway, let’s get back on track with […]

Chess and Poker Fridays

29 May, 2009 (21:32) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Your humble narrator has randomly decided to start a new tradition here on the Chess and Poker blog that I think I’ll creatively be calling “Chess and Poker Fridays”. In an attempt to sharpen my scattered attention span I will post dual-content blogs that cover both Chess and Poker and will at the very least […]

Pan Down …. We’ve Got Wii

24 March, 2009 (20:38) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Keeping with my trend of getting “into” things about 2-3 years later than everyone else (they haven’t invented hover boards yet right) I finally purchased the Wii gaming console. Have you heard about these things? They have motion controllers and are way, make that WAY, unbelievably cool! I noticed three Wii’s in a local store […]

March Madness Fast Food Style

23 March, 2009 (12:37) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

It’s that time of the year again, March Madness! Thousands if not millions of people have filled out their NCAA brackets and are anxiously sweating their favorite teams and/or picks to see who will pull it all off at the end of the….oh wait, this isn’t a basketball post. Oh no. This is day 23 […]

Game Flashbacks, Random Awesomeness

16 May, 2008 (21:19) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Ha! I just ran into a pretty cool video that brought back some memories about the oooooooooooooold days of video games. The nicely edited mini-masterpiece lives at: The short titled ‘Game Over’ is a stop-motion rendering of some of the more famous Atari-style video games like Frogger and PacMan. The crazy thing is that […]

Top Five Most Annoying Suckouts in Online Poker

20 April, 2008 (00:43) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

As I sit here still simmering after losing with AKo after getting it all-in preflop versus KQo AND 42 suited (42 was tilting after a bad beat and the KQ called off 85% of their stack after the 42 raised and I re-raised all-in) and losing to BOTH hands in a pot that would have […]

I won Dad, that means you lose

28 March, 2008 (19:36) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

You could say I’ve been on a downswing lately, at least concerning game playing. To punctuate this point, I’ll begrudgingly let you all in on the disheartening fact that I just lost 7 consecutive games of Hungry, Hungry Hippos. To my 4-year-old. As we headed upstairs he said the title to this post and then […]

Holidays and Apples to Apples

26 December, 2007 (11:45) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

We just completed another fantastic Christmas get-together, and I have to say I had a blast. So much so that I slept for a record 9hrs straight afterwards! All of our favorite people stopped in late yesterday afternoon and had a great time, opening gifts and catching up with lots of conversation. We were all […]