Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Migrated from Blogger to own domain

As you can see on the title, this blog has been moved to my own domain and it is based on another blogging engine.
The new site will feature more things and the navigation speed has increased too.

I hope you enjoy it at: http://www.alejostenuki.com/blog
See you there!!!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Moving from blogger

It is very probable that I'm moving from blogger on the next days. I'll leave a link, and say it on several places, so that everyone is aware of it.

Blogger, though it allows users to post easily, is very limited and, sometimes, illogical, this is: modifing an uploaded photo which occupies 6k to 140k is unreasonable... and several other things which follow the same pattern.

As you'll see, the new one will offer more services and I'll try to move all the content from here to the new one.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Go's pendrive

Recently I decided to buy a new pendrive to carry job stuff more easily. But, since there was a special price for a 2 Gb Kingston unit, there is plenty of space for other things and, of course, for Go.

My super-mobile study equipment is formed by:
-Gnugo 3.6
-Ggo, on a simple java version on a single file, which performs nicely all the basic desirably features. It doesn't need to be installed and can run directly from the external unit.
-Bruce Wilcox Go dojo.
-Books (not gonna tell you which ones).
-My games.
-A couple of hundreds of games from go teaching ladder.

I'm thinking of adding kombilo... but I don't know on which computers I'll find myself and I don't really know if it can be played directly from the external unit.

The only requirements here are: java, windows system (or wine installed on unix systems) and acrobat reader (just for the books).

Kisei 2007
: 4th game

On 22nd February started the game, there is a nice battle going on the middle of the board. It'll continue tomorrow.
Check it on: Kisei 2007 - 361points

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Bruce Wilcox's Go Dojo

Due to the commentaries on this game I read at GoDiscussions, I decided to purchase it just before leaving to London.

Now that I'm back, I've started on the second section of the program and guess what I find: "Mind the gap. Prefer the connectable side."
"mind the gap"... I wonder how many times I've heard this during the past week, it is the repeatedly said on London's underground, and I just couldn't stop laughing when I found it on this go program.

I'm not going to make a review of it since it isn't freely distributed.

I just finished a game against a 10k and I won, so it seems that my strength hasn't lowered too much during my holidays.

Blog's speed

I've been analysing my blog through some websites, and I've found that it takes around one minute to load on a 56k connections. The consecuence of this is that the page fails to load. From now on, I'll try to use smaller images, with low quality and see if I can make it a little bit more comfortable for users without broad-band internet connection.
The number of posts of the homepage of the site has also been reduced from 10 to 4. The archive has been enabled in order to keep it easy to find the articles on the site.

Q: How many 30-kyus does it take to change a light bulb?
A: They can't do it, because they don't see the ladder.

Q: How many 2-dans does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Their positions are so light, that they don't need light bulbs.

Q: How many 9-dans does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Their positions are so influential that other people change the bulbs for them