Visual Puzzle – 2017-09-12

This one is definitely for the more geeky among us, and explains why my recent burst of postings has dramatically slowed: The puzzle is to recognize the significance of the above “graphic”. Here’s another clue, showing where I’ve been hanging out a lot these last few days… (Click image to enlarge)    

Tournament and Match Books – online sources

Download this html file:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s59TQN0auDmdoFyk_ta3DZ8I-4N2Kbj97csi-pt5etM Then view it with your browser (e.g. dragging it from explorer into a blank tab, or using file:/// url) and bookmark it. (Work in progress, but calli complete – stay tuned… for versions above v0.2) Tournament Books online (v0.2) (without z-updates) « ο »   Contents Intro Tournaments Matches Also, copies of the original…

ZBoard FEN setup options (and screen capture)

ZBoard download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4CTS_ohHuAoUGJpNFQzUFRNRDQ Tk, and Tkinter, have a little used feature on windows which is actually very useful, i.e. the menu tear-off feature. It’s a carry-over from Unix, but is almost always turned off on Windows (and now often on Unix, looping back). But ZBoard’s offers a wide, wide, array of piece styles, square textures/colors, and…

Alternative FEN setups

Here’s just a couple of alternative systems used to setup FEN which I believe are worth mentioning, especially in comparison to ZBoard FEN setup:   Shredder online (e.g. endgame setup ) The ability to reposition a piece placed on the FEN board is noteworthy, although somewhat encumbered by the need to explicitly select a reposition mode.…