Message #4052

From: Ed Ussery <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Physical 2x2x2x2 HOF
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:55:27 -0700

Hi Melinda,
I just sent you the $99. I tried to do the "Friends and Family" option, but I don’t think myaccount was set up for that until after I made the payment. Sorry about that. I don’t usePayPal often.
Peace and Success,

—–Original Message—–

From: "Melinda Green [4D_Cubing]" <>

Sent: Jun 24, 2018 7:52 PM


Subject: Re: [MC4D] Physical 2x2x2x2 HOF


Aw, gee thanks, Ed. I think you’re awesome too!

I'll still sell to list members for $99 including shipping, and I'll<br>
keep it up for as long as I can. You and everyone else on the list<br>
can just order through PayPal here. In the<br>
notes, please include&#58; 

<br> Your name and address in the notes with the way you would like<br>
    it labeled. <br> Whether you prefer it to be signed & numbered or just<br>
    clean. <br> Optionally include a phone number for the shipper.

I'd also appreciate it if you use the friends-and-family option so<br>
that I'll get the full amount, but that will give up some buyer<br>
protections, so that's entirely your choice.  Sometimes we can ship<br>
immediately. Other times it can take 2-6 weeks.

Happy puzzling!


On 6/24/2018 7&#58;27 PM, Ed Ussery<br> &#91;4D&#95;Cubing&#93; wrote&#58;

Hello Melinda,

I’ve been loosely following the discussion and developments
of the physical 2x2x2x2.
I’m interested in acquiring one pre-fabricated. It looks
like it
will take too much time for me to build one myself.

What’s the price?

(You’re amazing, by the way!)


    <br> -----Original<br>

      From&#58; &quot;Melinda Green &#91;4D&#95;Cubing&#93;&quot;<br>

      Sent&#58; Jun 21, 2018 4&#58;09 PM<br>

      To&#58; 4D&#95;<br>

      Subject&#58; Re&#58; &#91;MC4D&#93; Physical 2x2x2x2 HOF<br>


Hello Marc,

                      Good point about rule sets. Solution notes<br>
                      makes sense but I don't want to tarnish<br>
                      anyone's accomplishment. I decided to be much<br>
                      more liberal about this than I am for MC4D,<br>
                      especially for past solutions. In those cases<br>
                      I'm pretty much just deciding whether the<br>
                      person appears to have demonstrated the<br>
                      ability to solve the puzzle. I encourage those<br>
                      people to produce a new or updated video using<br>
                      the canonical set but I don't want to require<br>


                      I really want to add your name to the list<br>
                      too. We're now up to 6, so if you want to get<br>
                      in the first 10, you should probably get<br>
                      moving! &#58;-)


                      Happy puzzling!



                    <br> On 6/21/2018 10&#58;17<br>
                      AM, Marc Ringuette<br>
                      &#91;4D&#95;Cubing&#93; wrote&#58;


                      Hi, Melinda,


                      Good idea to start the HOF list.   It's worth<br>
                      noting that there are a variety of rule sets,<br>
                      and associated details, being used in the<br>
                      first four solutions on the list (I'm not<br>
                      familiar with the 5th, Joseph's).   


                      Because our rule sets are still in flux, and<br>
                      because I think they should STAY in flux for<br>
                      quite a while ... I suggest adding a &quot;notes&quot;<br>
                      field to the HOF list, to describe what kind<br>
                      of solution it was.


                      Here are the notes I'd personally attach to<br>
                      the first four solutions on the HOF list.


                      Bob's&#58;  strict rules, well described, no video

                      Zander's&#58;  parity violating 4-cycles used,<br>
                      full video

                      Luna's&#58;  strict rules, full video

                      Chris's&#58;  poor scramble, semi-strict rules,<br>
                      4-cycle shortcuts used with parity correction,<br>
                      has video








                      On 6/20/2018 9&#58;12<br>
                        PM, Melinda Green<br>
                        &#91;4D&#95;Cubing&#93; wrote&#58;


Just a quick note to let you know that
I’ve created a HOF for the
physical 2^4. All feedback
welcome. If any of you besides Zander
and Luna have solved it, I’d love to add
you to the list. We’re currently up to
solver #5, so if you want to get
yourself into the first 10, it would be
good to do that soon as we’ve already
shipped over 30 puzzles! The
Can-Chris-Solve videos resulted in at
least 10 sales, and he plans to launch a
final video on Saturday in which he
fixes his pop and properly finishes his