I found out about this cute and hilarious website on how to boil an egg from Joanna Goddard's blog post on it. It's taken from a website called Eggwatchers, a site that helps you through (for some people) the agonizing steps on how to get the perfect egg.
Dad used to teach me how to get the perfect half-boiled, slightly runny egg (though I like it a little squidgy than runny). I can't really explain it in words, since he didn't, he just showed me when to take it out and immerse it in cold water. Check out the website and give it a try, anywho :D