Aaron and Allan came to town for Erica's (Aaron's girlfriend) dance concert on Saturday, and Allan spent the night at my place. While here, he taught me how to solve the Rubik's Cube, which took all of about 45 minutes. I've known for a while that it was solvable using simple algorithms, but it is still satisfying to see it come together at the end.
Although there are many algorithms out there, he taught me a comparably short set of rules. Easily memorized and very straightforward, the rules allowed me to solve the puzzle in about five minutes a short while ago. Unfortunately, I apparently can't play with the cube for very long, as the motions have unexpectedly caused my forearms to flare up with pain.
Allan, my hat is off to you. Thanks for the knowledge hookup (and the complimentary cube!).