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|Mar-13-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Check It Out: <AI> I'll check out your site.>|
Sounds good. Thanks.
|Mar-13-13|| ||achieve: <I don't follow. Was *what* me?> it was a response to the poster just above me.|
|Mar-13-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Nonetheless, it remains a mystery. What were you referring to?|
|Mar-14-13|| ||achieve: It's something silly and coincidental and private. When I say something "with a wink" to a specific person - it isn't really something you'd inquire into further. Yet you do, *surprisingly*. Possibly a misunderstanding then.|
|Mar-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: 1) You never specified in the post to whom it was addressed.|
2) The post was on my forum, not <frogbert>'s.
Add those up, and you may see the source of my puzzlement.
|Mar-14-13|| ||achieve: I did specify upon your inquiry, so what puzzlement remains? I refer to ... well you can read it... Like now I posted in real time, without naming him, here, as I do now, and because his post was here, I did it here, regardless of whose forum it is, of course. |
Allow me the chance to make a few things clearer, I hope.
1) I'm not one that tends to read a post at place A, and react in place B, unlike some. Unless I respond in real time I always mention and type out the name of the person I intend to address, if there might be any doubt. It usually avoids confusion. But (2) we do need some breathing space and privacy. My bad if that wasn't transmitted explicitly enough.
Just as an illustration, and this is by no means intended to dig up stuff, it's just a related topic, and a few weeks ago I decided to ignore your question about it, but now may be the perfect time to in fact address it... (3) I'm referring to public references to <Softpaw>, to an extent understandible, and how he has been here each day, and..and... I find that mildly intrusive after a while and out of place, talking <about> people instead of <to> them, and openly speculating and questioning about that. I'm very sensitive to it. It surpasses social intelligence, let alone moral intelligence, to just leave the other person be, as they please, as long as no one or third party is involved in a negative way. I know I am the one now shooting off on a tangent, getting all formal, seemingly, but we do need that breathing space ... my aim is to protect privacy-sensitive material and individual rights - Breathing Space - decent and civil interaction, extend courtesy, promote clarity --- and those are the very values we are trying to protect these days here. (4) I am the first to admit I clamp down on people too much sometimes, but I appreciate it above all else if people extend me the courtesy to point that out to me, and in that vein I took the chance to do that in this post, fully realizing and stressing that I do understand your "source for puzzlement". And request for clarity. Not always a bad thing, to just stay puzzled for a while.... Can prove to be quite healthy. But when we are tired we all react differently, and I was tired yesterday afternoon, when I posted. I envy the amount of energy you seem to have at your at disposal.
|Mar-14-13|| ||achieve: PS - I went in for small edits and deletions a few times, correcting typos, and still there are more than a handful left! - sigh - it's 9:30 am here and I am tiring already.|
All this to actually further stress that our (my) modes of response, moods, and quality of formulating and proper syntax, vary greatly as a consequence, so .... There it is.
|Mar-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Don't give me too much credit for "energy."
Thanks to my living conditions, I've managed a total of 13 hours' sleep over the past four days. How I manage to give an impression of mere functionality – let alone "energy" – is more than I can understand. :-S
|Mar-14-13|| ||achieve: Perhaps because when I read your posts on puzzle and/or gamepages, let alone the KR page where you are essentially pretty much on top of 80% of what is posted, and muster up the energy to write some deep analysis and present them with a distinct lay-out, which must cost a lot of time and energy, the impression I get is that you must draw it from somewhere, whereas I would simply conk out.|
But if your typing and formulating skills are 5-10 times mine, then there is some start to explaining the Phenomenon.
In other words we might be dealing with an exceptional set of circumstances, where you may give off an impression that seems indeed at odds with "reality" - your living conditions, and the perseverence you display is rarely seen. Sleep deprivation in the end catches upo with all of us. I know this all too well.
Have you ever heard of Prazosin?
|Mar-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I have found through some experimentation that conventional insomnia remedies backfire, in different ways for different remedies. (In fact, I have discovered *one* remedy that works without adverse effects, but I should probably not mention it here, since it remains technically illegal according to U.S. federal law – state laws being sometimes another matter.)|
Unfortunately, the cause of my recent sleep deprivation is not, after all, my own insomnia, but the infiltration of sewer gases into our home. I have tried to make our landlord aware of this fact, but so far I have met with resistance in getting him to do what is necessary: hiring a plumber to give our house a proper inspection. One would think that since the house was built in the 1940s, he'd be able to understand that some corrosion might have taken place, but it's not unusual in my experience for landlords to try anything possible to avoid the expense of dealing appropriately with problems of this nature, despite the obvious interest he would appear to have in maintaining the premises as an investment. Such, however, is capitalism today: a short-sighted venture that puts a premium on short-term returns and remains resolutely blind to the future.
|Mar-14-13|| ||achieve: I understand what you mean, you have my sympathies and as i have to install a new printer now I will log out, and sign off here wishing you the best in order to deal with the RL troubles you have to face, save energy for that, and I assume that your online presence offers perhaps foremost a temporary escape from all the hardship. Keep plugging on, Abdel.|
See you later, take care.
|Mar-25-13|| ||Check It Out: <AI> I checked out your site and think there is a good spot for an article on the Federal Reserve. I'll start work on it.|
|Mar-27-13|| ||Fusilli: This is about Texas law, but you may find useful information that might apply to wherever you live:|
For example, it is important that you document the health hazard by having an inspection done by a city official. That should cost you nothing. Sewer fumes are definitely a health hazard.
Then you need to notify the landlord in writing, etc.
What you can never do is stop paying rent. If you do you'll be evicted.
|Apr-04-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I take this opportunity to wish the happiest of birthdays to the best of women: my wife, Dion, who turns 35 today.|
"I would rather be shackled to you in hell, than walk in paradise with another."
|Apr-06-13|| ||morfishine: <Abdel Irada> I much enjoyed your touching on Stalingrad a day or so ago in the POTD! Coincidentally, I just finished reading a very good book on this campaign: "Stalingrad" by V.E. Tarrant|
|Apr-06-13|| ||Check It Out: <AI> Still working on that Fed piece.|
|Apr-26-13|| ||Check It Out: <AI> haha! I'm too slow for your impatient self :)|
I have been working on the piece, it's coming together. I'm even having my PhD wife listen to it. It's a big topic but I want to boil it down. Give you something soon.
|Apr-26-13|| ||Abdel Irada: No hurry. I'm just checking in.
Incidentally, where were you thinking it would be best classified? There are several places it *could* go, but I'm not yet sure where it *should*.
|May-04-13|| ||morfishine: On a side line, How do you type the infinity symbol? Some type of ctl ault sequence?|
|May-04-13|| ||Memethecat: Alt 236 on a Windows keyboard usually producess the infinity symbol, if it doesn't work try it with number lock on.|
|May-04-13|| ||morfishine: <memethecat> Thanks! I Googled and Found "Windows - Alt Key Numeric Codes" and found the character map|
|May-04-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I'm on a Mac, and the key combination is "[option]+5"; however, the cross-platform solution is to type the HTML entity "∞".|
|May-12-13|| ||DcGentle: Hi, I don't want to disturb, just in case you have some time and want to look at something harder than the usual Sunday Puzzle:|
click for larger view
White to move.
This is an endgame that emerged in a correspondence game of a World Team member, he was White.
This is the fen:
8/3bk3/3b1pp1/3Pp2p/4P2P/5PP1/3BB1K1/8 w - - 0 41
So you can load it into the engine easier, if you want to.
This is one of the hardest endgames I ever noticed, and a challenge to determine whether White can win it, and if yes, then how.
I solved it. Engines have no clue.
(And even the super engine on the super fast box of a friend, with all 6 piece endgame tables installed, needed two runs over night)
If you are curious, there is something on my forum, otherwise, have fun. :-)
|May-14-13|| ||Once: A word of advice, for what it's worth. Your detractor on today's POTD is fishing for a reaction from you. Probably best not to give him what he wants!|
|May-15-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Probably best not to give him what he wants!>|
I will give him what I have given him.
Let him make of that what he will.
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