LociOiling
Global Soloist Rank: #2
Global Soloist Score: 3787

Profile

Name: LociOiling
Location: Chicago, IL (UTC -5)
Started Folding: 12/27/12
About me:

Nearly five years a folder!

It's been so long that I can't recall exactly where I heard about the game. It was probably after the splash over the successful solution of the Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus (M-PMV) back in 2011. (If so, it took the seed a while to sprout....)

As a retired software engineer, one of the big hooks for me was the discovery that parts of the game could be scripted using the Lua programming language. More than a few players have a similar background, and some Foldit "recipes" run to thousands of lines of Lua code. Techie nirvana?

I joined Beta Folders at the invitation of the group's founder smilingone about a year after starting the game. Despite being a relatively small group, we've been able to rise to #1, overcoming the fearsome juggernaut that is Anthropic Dreams. Beta Folder retiredmichael led the charge, maintaining an iron grip on the #1 solo position for a year or more.

Lately, retiredmichael has stepped back a bit, being busy having what is known as "a life". I was able to fill in the void, briefly rising to #1 soloist and #1 evolver in late 2016. Sadly, my rankings soon slipped, but I've been able to hang on at #2 on both boards for much of 2017.

Competitive aspects of the game aside, I've been busy updating the Foldit wiki and helping to dust a few spots on the fold.it website. I've recently had the honor of being appointed a Foldit moderator, with the privilege of taking on those lawless school groups who sometimes take over global chat.

I'm looking forward to the new Foldit challenges that seem to be just around the corner! (Oh my, a second exclamation point!)

Hobbies: playing Foldit, working on the Foldit wiki (there may be a problem here)
Group: Beta Folders

Ranks

CategorySolo RankEvo Rank
22
33
32
55
61
82

Soloist Puzzle Scores

Evolver Puzzle Scores

Contests

ContestRankScoreLast Played
Let's Cure Cancer Finally10/55811,44512/31/13
test38/458,11103/24
Everyone Join!1/9911,51712/24/13
GTPase Ras Long b [Open to all] [Open discussion]119/1298,26403/22
The Marathon of Foldit - New Chapter44/11115,04802/26
You choose the number of residues12/177,34704/12
200-residue design puzzle test1/1004/12

Achievements

Junior Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
 
Veteran Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
 
Master Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
 
Junior Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
 
Veteran Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
 
Master Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
 
Junior Cook
Created 1 recipe obtaining 4 or more stars and 5 or more votes
 
Veteran Cook
Created 3 recipes obtaining 4 or more stars and 5 or more votes
 
Master Cook
Created 8 recipes obtaining 4 or more stars and 5 or more votes
 
Baby Steps
Complete ten moves
 
Step Routine
Complete one hundred moves
 
Moving Up
Complete one thousand moves
 
Professional Mover
Complete ten thousand moves
 
Mover and Shaker
Complete one hundred thousand moves
 
Perpetual Motion Machine
Complete one million moves
 

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