February 25th, 2003


Get your chess on!

Yup kiddies, it's that time of the year again! The time when young fancies turn to the grander parts of life -- like the mass consumption of alcohol and chess tournaments!

Drunken Chess Tournament III (DCT3) has been officially announced! As co-creator of this grand event, I'm proud to announce it here and encourage any and all who can manage to attend (or participate) to do so. It is a truly wonderful excersize and a great thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.

http://www.hmfy.com/drunkchess/ is the URL for the homepage of this grand tradition. From there you can read articles about the history of the DCT, you can read reports of the previous DCTs, and you can also sign up for the next one!

Here's hoping to see you there!

helpline fun

caller: I'm trying to delete a word document and the system is saying "access denied". Why is that?
me: Is the file open in word?
caller: I don't know, I'll check . . . yeah, looks like it is.
me: Close word first, then try deleting the file.
caller: You think that might help? okay, I'll try . . . it looks like it worked!

*grumble* ubiquitous computing is *NOT* a good thing! not everyone should be using a computer!!