The Community of Go

Surrounding Game movie logo, English words and Chinese ideogramsSeeing the film The Surrounding Game on the big screen with my tribe was emotional for me. Affirming, connecting, and other touchy-feely stuff I usually squirm away from. Glad I didn’t.


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Baduk Death Pact

Several Baduk players on Twitch have congregated into a virtual community, and are engaged in the “Death Pact”, which is just an agreement to play and study way more than ordinary life ordinarily allows.

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Two Years of Windows 10

After two years Microsoft Windows logo dual-booting Windows 10 and Kubuntu Linux, surprisingly, I like Windows 10. (I’m not a fan of the lack-of-privacy features, part of a troubling trend.) Especially I like PowerShell. It’s pretty awesome to be able to do get things done in Windows again.

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Windows 10 EULA — can’t sue except for IP??

I’ve been dual-booting Windows 7 and Kubuntu Linux… Thinking about the free upgrade to Windows 10; puzzled by the Microsoft Licensing Agreement prohibiting lawsuits except re: intellectual property (IP).

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Winter soon

I find that I am looking forward to winter. I need to lose the weight that I packed on over the summer, and I need to replace my boots, but nevertheless I am eager for snowboarding season to start.

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Control-Z and the Draughtsman

After 20+ years of various graphic arts projects with computers, I had to do a graphics project the old-fashioned way, with a ruler, pencil, eraser, and Magic Markers. Undo exists, sort of, but it isn’t simple.

Continue Reading 2012-09-17 at 14:42 Leave a comment

Helen’s new site, sed, computer straitjacket

Setting up a website for a friend was more painful than I expected, because I’d forgotten most of what I’d once known about HTML and CSS. And a lot had changed when I wasn’t looking — including Secure Boot, a threat to civilization that I hadn’t noticed.

Continue Reading 2012-07-20 at 14:19 Leave a comment

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