World-class chess is largely a celebration of great moves (Topalov-Shirov: 47…Bh3!!!). For most of us, though, it’s a series of decent moves punctuated by total stinkers. Boldi (1750) – Slater (2130). Here I found a powerful calculation: 21…Qf6 22.Rf3 Qxd4! 23.Qxd4 Re1+!! winning the queen on d4! [Psst: Derek, you gave up your queen too. So you’re … More Howlers
Some boxes have remained unopened since we moved from Massachusetts in 2013… The top cover features art from Red Nose Studio. He creates those little miniature scenes and then photographs them. The second photo shows The Image Issue, for which Lew McCreary wrote cover lines in the style of Cosmopolitan. We did get at least 1 … More An accidental time capsule
Affixed to the wall in the garage. I’ve referred to it as “antique” which isn’t technically correct. But it sure feels that way. If you showed it to a six-year-old, would they know what it is?
Remember this? The picture above is the same vine, 24 days later. (Yes those are tiny baby grapes.)
My post on LinkedIn—a little contrarian advice for content creators. “Don’t run your content operation like a SpaghettiOs factory” seems to be the line resonating with my fellow now-and-former journalists.
It looks like much of Reassembler is no longer indexed by Google. … More De-indexed
In the winter, after you “harvest” your wine grapes (in our case meaning after they fall off), you cut the vines back. WAY back. … More Saw it on the grapevine
From the professional world: My first Slideshare presentation. (With ginormous assist from Ready State’s designers, who not only make stuff look great but also ask smart pointy questions about what you’re trying to say and why you’re saying it that way.)