Daily Chess Problem

Published: Monday, 13 May 2013

There is now a daily chess problem on this site. Each day you will find 3 new problems. Some are far too easy even for beginners but a few can be a bit tricky.

If you like playing chess it is good to know about the Free Internet Chess Server. There are other really good chess servers but you often have to pay to play on them. The Free Internet Chess Server (called FICS) is at freechess.org. Even better you don\'t need to play; you can watch Grandmasters and others play. You can either play online in your browser with a Java tool or download any of several different free pieces of software. At the moment my favourite \'graphical chess interface\' is BabasChess available through either BabasChess or  the homepage of freechess.org. Logging on and playing a game against someone of your own strength is easy!

Daily Chess Problem (2)

Published: Monday, 13 May 2013

There is now a daily chess problem on this site. Each day you will find 3 new problems. Some are far too easy even for beginners but a few can be a bit tricky.

If you like playing chess it is good to know about the Free Internet Chess Server. There are other really good chess servers but you often have to pay to play on them. The Free Internet Chess Server (called FICS) is at freechess.org. Even better you don't need to play; you can watch Grandmasters and others play. You can either play online in your browser with a Java tool or download any of several different free pieces of software. At the moment my favourite 'graphical chess interface' is BabasChess available through either BabasChess or  the homepage of freechess.org. Logging on and playing a game against someone of your own strength is easy!

The Doll Library

Published: Monday, 13 May 2013

I've always wanted to make a short film. So far I've only had time to make the low-rez title sequence. Here it is without most of the titles as a 1 minute long movie which will require the windows media player and here as a Flash animation..

If I ever get time the end result will be about 12 minutes long. So far the story is written as are the storyboards. If anyone in the unusual position of a good knowledge of 3d software such as Maya, Max or the like and some time to spare and wants to help please get in touch. Or if someone just wants to nag me to get a move on, do the same!

Missing Shockwave Plugin

Published: Monday, 13 May 2013

If you cannot see some of the Shockwave interactions it may be that you just need the free plugin in or it could be that Adobe haven\'t yet released a version of Director for your version of Windows (there isn\'t one for Linux). In either case read this. At the time of writing Director Shockwave does not work on 64 bit machines without fiddling with files. Hopefully Adobe will fix this in the near future. It may also be worth looking at this.