Another card trick

we did another card trick today

you start with any number of cards. One of them is a king (tips, start small) put them in a circle and you have to get rid of all the cards except the king

Here is the catch. You have to do it in a pattern.

the pattern is you can go either clockwise or counter clockwise and you pick one card to take out, skip the next card, take the card you land on out, skip one and repeat

if this is confusing let me know

Thinking of starting a channel

lately I’ve been think of starting a YouTube channel

I’m thinking of doing some funny/review videos for no real particular reason other than maybe to have some fun with the games and maybe seeing how hard it is to get noticed on YouTube.

I have some concerns thought a few being that if I do get popular. People will expect one or two videos a week at the least and that leads me to one of my other concerns. Time is already a huge problem for me. I have to balance hockey, homework, and everyday life and if I was to start doing videos that may leave me with no free time at all. I heard from one of my favourite YouTubers recently that he hadn’t taken a vacation from his videos in over two years because of the deadlines and for a guy who has been to Florida 15 times in the last 14 years that’s pretty scary.

In conclusion I think I might start doing videos but in the first video and every so often in the description I’ll make a quick disclaimer saying that I do have a life and I might miss a few videos every once in a while because of it.



card tricks

Hello internetians

I have an awesome card trick to tell you about

It works like this

You take any number of cards numbered Ace to King (5 to 13) and arrange them so that when you put one card down, put the next card on the bottom, put the next card down and then but the next card on the bottom (repeat until out of cards) they all end up in order (A,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,J,Q,K).

Me and my friend ended up starting at 5 cards and worked our way up to 10 before we got stuck.

Post your scores in the comments. I’d love to see them.


auto fish feeder

hello people of earth

For a school project I’m trying to build a automatic  fish feeder, out of a Lego robot I got for Christmas a while ago (the Mindstorms NXT 2.0). I don’t have a design yet and I still have to figure out the programming software. I think I have the basic concept for it. For those of you that played with Lego earlier in life or still do, remember those rods  that had the circular holes in them for putting pegs and axles in. I’ll probably use those to hold the fish food put something under it to keep it from falling out and every day the rod holding the food will move a bit letting some of the food fall in while saving the rest for the next day. this should be relatively easy to make but the real challenge will be the programming, even thought the programming is designed to be as simple as possible due to Lego’s main audience is children its a matter of finding it. my copy of the soft ware is lost and i have searched for it online to no avail but I believe I can find it if I look hard enough

you have 1 gorilla 2 monkeys and 3 humans and one boat

You have to get them all across the river unharmed. In a boat that only holds two people or apes at a time.


Only the gorilla and the humans can row the boat the monkeys are to small

Apes cannot outnumber humans or the humans die

The boat can only hold two people

Boat cannot travel when someone isn’t rowing it (human or gorilla)

My experience

We eventually came up with the solution (with the help of Mr Khalili). It was tough we tried eliminating all that ended in death and it all ended badly. Until we got some help and found out that two people could come back as well as go to the other bank. We eventually finished.

You try it

Put your results in the comments