It's too late to rant or praise, so I'll do a "today I stroked the cat" kinda weblog entry. We had our family photos delivered today. It's the first time I've had professional family photos taken, since I was a kid in a sailor suit! They're great. I must post a few photos and get my ass sued!
More technology today, using the new Samsung video camera, and playing back through TV. I haven't had time to change my wireless network settings, so that my laptop can still access the network, even when my PC is powered off. This isn't the case right now!
And finally, I kicked Cameron Reilly's ass at chess. Actually, I lost on time!!!! I've been thinking a lot about chess today. Cameron posted a comment that they don't play chess in Central Park. They did when I first visited in '92, and a few times after that. Maybe they've stopped playing. I'll have to find another park when I get there, with my possessions in a bin-liner.
I realised today why I lost interest in chess years ago. I couldn't take to the new standard chess notation. All my books, recordings, and thinking, were of the "Pawn to King Four" P-K4, and not e2-e4. I still have to count along a board to work out what the hell they're going on about. I wonder how many other geniuses were lost to chess in that era because they couldn't comprehend a damn word the books were saying!!
Oh and fear of blunders, and either killing computers at chess, or losing through impatience and boredom. And cheating by taking back moves, so not taking the game seriously. I noticed that one of Bobby Fischer's suggestions is to be allowed to take back moves, to take the fear of blunders away.
Lots more to say on chess. I think I'll start a "chess" category on this weblog.