Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
I wish that I could say that my chess improvement was due studying
tactics. Although I do that, I haven't done nearly as much as I want.
Instead of studying 30 minutes per day it has been more like 30
minutes per week. This occasionally hurts me as I am not as
consistent on tactics as I should be, but overall I think that I make
fewer tactical mistakes than I used to which is the main reason my
quick rating has gone up as high as it has.
The first thing that has helped me is that everybody around here has
gotten tougher. The players in tournaments seem much tougher and long
gone are the days when I would go to my chess club and win all my
games. Against certain players in my chess club I am lucky to break
even, and the other players there have upped their game as well.
The other thing that has helped me somewhat is that I have spent some
time studying master (and other) games that I have posted to my
blog/chess lesson website. I make some effort to study my own games.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Dear John, I am impressed. You really get it. I didn't find things I didn't know, or hadn't found somewhere else, but all you did was so well presented, and in all aspects agree with your take on things, your approach. You got so much, if not all, right. Talk about evaluating a position, try accessing an endeavor! Your work is of the best standard, in my book. Thank you.
I plan to write about and/or mention clear and center what I found. Not huge, not small, I have about seventy readers a day, non-commercial basis of course.Just to ask you, are you there, and are you still active? As in, is this email still active and do you ever change the website or is it more or less fixed, and remains from years ago?
PS, FYI: Yasser is one of my best friends (I saw him two weeks ago, as promised, he stood behind me watching me at the US Open Blitz, a real total disaster for me). Ouch. I am not good at chess, but rather love to study chess, my focus.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I purchased the Neato XV-12 robot vacuum cleaner about a month ago on a WOOT special. I didn 't open the BOX until July 4th. I have been using it for 4 days. I have run it about 10 times. I have two main complaints:
1. The airway to the dust bin tends to clog with dust and debris. Sometimes it just clogs with dust only, which can get thick in the airway. My best bet is to clean it after every use. At first my floors were pretty dirty, which is why I purchased the vacuum. Now my floors are pretty clean, except on the edges, so I am hoping that the airway will clog less often.
2. Most importantly, for the money that I spent I wish that it was a better vacuum. It does a terrific job of navigating, but there are some noticeable problems:
A. It does not pick up dirt around the baseboards or next chair legs or next to furniture. I have a very noticeable 1 to 2 inches of dirt along my baseboards. I will have to manually sweep with a vacuum cleaner or a broom to take care of this.
B. It doesn't always get all the dirt. The brushes tend to scatter some of it. On occasion, I see debris flying from the front of the Neato vacuum. Consequently, with repeat cleanings, the areas near baseboards, corners, chair legs, and furniture accumulate more dirt. As I walk around my house, I see small debris everywhere around my baseboards. I would be happy to send you photos of the dirt that it doesn't get.
As part of the dirt scattering, some dirt has been pushed onto my stairs, which the Neato vacuum doesn't fall down, but it does manage to deposit some dirt there.
I want to know if I can trade the Neato XV-12 vacuum in for a better model, assuming there is a better model?
I once owned a Roomba. It broke after 6 months or less, but the Roomba had a small rotating brush on the right edge that seemed to sweep dirt away from the baseboards. I think that your vacuums need something like this.
P.S. It is not clear to me what kind of warranty I get with this?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Beef Cashew Sautee...Tender beef, broccoli, matchstick carrots, bell peppers, onions and squash stir fried in olive oil, fresh ginger, sesame oil, oyster sauce and Chinese five spice, served on a bed of fresh steamed rice, topped with cashews and green onions.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Ultimate Grill
Asian Salmon Sub with Chili Lime Dressing ...Shredded carrots and julienned cucumbers on a ciabatta topped with seared salmon, crushed peanuts and mint, drizzled with a chile lime dressing made with shallots, lime juice, sugar, chili sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce, choice of side.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Went to the eye doctor. I thought that I would need a change in prescription, but apparently not. I am having new reading glasses made so that I can have two pairs of reading glasses.
My stage 1 cataract is progressing so slowly that it might be years before I need surgery. (We can hope.) However, for most people the cataracts progress more quickly. I have had mine for years and it has not really changed at all.