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|Jan-31-18|| ||morfishine: <TheFocus> Great! I've read all four books of his Overland series (Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna & Cold Harbor) and am anxiously awaiting his work on the Petersburg siege. |
I think the release of his Petersburg work has been delayed, probably due to the mammoth amount of material required and the length of the siege (9 months compared to the previous 4 books which covers ~6 weeks total).
|Jan-31-18|| ||TheFocus: I think I have all the Overland series, but won't know until I get everything out of storage.|
|Jan-31-18|| ||TheFocus: It looks like my work sabbatical will end in April. Back to work.|
It was a fun year off.
|Feb-01-18|| ||morfishine: <TheFocus> Thanks for the response, if I here or see of Rhea's release of his Petersburg siege book, I will let you know|
|Feb-01-18|| ||TheFocus: <morfishine> I would very much appreciate that!|
|Feb-16-18|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
It's good to see you active in the <Biographer's Bistro> again.
I thought of you today because I just finished packing up and mailing off the last of my chess history books. All told, eight boxes and it cost over 300 dollars to mail them all.
Once I get those books safe again in Canada I'm never moving them again.
|Feb-17-18|| ||TheFocus: That is a lot. I always hate traveling and then not have my library at hand.|
|Feb-21-18|| ||TheFocus: Gonna have to put <nizjizz> on Ignore so he won't post his and <Big pawn>'s OMV argument here again.|
I am not at all interested in the OMV debate. I just pass those posts on by.
|Feb-25-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < TheFocus: Gonna have to put <nizjizz> on Ignore so he won't post his and <Big pawn>'s OMV argument here again.>|
<Nisj> won't pay for his own forum, or else got his forum shut down for violations (<tpstar> hinted at that).
So he wants to use OPFs (other people's forums) to attack and criticize.
I did the same as you, put him on ignore.
<BP> won't do that, but at least <BP> might apply moderation to <Nisj>.
But <Nisj> has lost three posting locations in the last couple of days, since <jess>, you and I all put him on ignore.
He's making friends fast...
|Mar-06-18|| ||WinKing: Hi TheFocus,
<<>Candidates Tournament 2018 begins Saturday, March 10th<>>
A little over 3 days to go!
Countdown to the Candidates Tourament 2018:
♘Candidates♘Candidates Tournament 2018♗Candidates♗
This tournament will run from Mar. 10th thru Mar. 28th 2018. (14 Rounds -
Double Round Robin)
Participants include: Aronian, Caruana, Ding Liren, Grischuk, Karjakin,
Kramnik, Mamedyarov & So,
Average rating: 2786 (as of 2/18/18) - Category XXII
<<> Candidates Tournament 2018 <>>
Round 1 is Saturday March 10th & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Berlin
time(9am chessgames time).
!!! Time changes will be occurring during the month of March both in Berlin,
Germany(on March 25th) & in the United States(on March 11th) . Starting
times will vary depending on the rounds. !!!
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
*** User: lostemperor
(FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish.
Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***
**User: Golden Executive -
(The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run &
hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)
This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 -
11 years running)**
(Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number
of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> &
hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*
Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Aug-10-18|| ||TheFocus: If I post this elsewhere, it may get deleted, so...|
I got along reasonably well with Daniel. I got suspended about a dozen times and I didn't complain to him about them. I deserved to be suspended each time.
But, Daniel could be a hypocrite with many posters. He had favorites and he allowed them to do things that he suspended others for. He was publicly called out about it many times, and you all know that.
He publicly accused me of doing something that I showed I was not involved in in any way and all he could say was "Yeah, I didn't really look into it, but I blamed you anyway." (That is paraphrased, but that is the gist of it).
He built a great site and I hope that it continues. I am sad that he is gone.
|Aug-11-18|| ||OhioChessFan: <He publicly accused me of doing something that I showed I was not involved in in any way and all he could say was "Yeah, I didn't really look into it, but I blamed you anyway." (That is paraphrased, but that is the gist of it).>|
Yeah, that is essentially true the best I can recall. On a similar note, I spent some time as a union rep and would be infuriated when people would face discipline based upon stuff that had already been adjudicated/their history/reputation etc and that is pretty much what got you nailed then. Nobody's perfect. Daniel overall had a pretty good batting average.
|Aug-11-18|| ||TheFocus: <OCF> I could post it very easily.|
He did apologize when I proved him wrong, but...
<Daniel overall had a pretty good batting average.>
True. Everyone hits a foul ball occasionally.
|Dec-09-18|| ||TheFocus: Well, DF's dream will live on and I wish to support the site as much as I can.|
Please do not put something here that will get deleted.
Don't argue here or try to drag needless garbage to my Forum.
Other than that, all are welcome here.
|Dec-10-18|| ||Check It Out: I wish you good health and recovery!
Martial arts for life!
|Dec-11-18|| ||parisattack: Hello, Friend -
I hope your recovery is speedy and uneventful. I had a double a couple years ago - you just had to one-up me!:) - and the problem I had was with finding a med that worked for me afterwards. That lengthened my recovery a couple of months.
|Dec-11-18|| ||TheFocus: Ouch, <parisattack>.|
Recovering well, but it will take several months until I am up to full speed.
Every day is a learning curve.
Came home on Saturday and after eating beans, I was back in the ER for overnight observation due to nausea and dizziness.
The rain here is freezing cold!! I stayed bundled up. People don't realize that Hawaii does get pretty cool in the winter. I hope the rains are gone by February. By then, the bones should be healed up.
I have completed three books so far for publication, but we have shelved those plans until June. Then I should have about two more ready to go.
Did you use a compression vest? I am thinking about it.
The hardest thing is to not cough. So, no herb for me.
|Dec-11-18|| ||parisattack: Hi <TheFocus>
I wound up in ER a couple of times but because of reactions to the meds.
Yes, I had a support vest and I think it helped a lot. Sort of uncomfortable but you get used to it. Helps healing I was told. I had a sneezing attack at one point and I think without the vest I would have blown the wires out!
You should be good by Spring. Day-at-a-time. I found it hard to concentrate so the time did go some slowly.
Yes, winters there can be chilly and damp. Definitely try to avoid a head cold!
Keep me posted, please.
|Dec-11-18|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> I'll e-mail you about my current work.|
You might be interested in an advance copy and maybe give a qualified review/perspective from a collector's view.
Yes, <MissScarlett>, you get an advance copy, too.
|Dec-11-18|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> <You should be good by Spring. Day-at-a-time. I found it hard to concentrate so the time did go some slowly.>|
I have 1,000+ DVDs, movies and TV shows, 2,000 books, PS4, publishing. I cannot possibly get bored, but it is hard to concentrate for long periods. I usually only work for 10 minutes at a stretch.
|Dec-11-18|| ||parisattack: Concur on the trouble concentrating. Too uncomfortable physically and can be discouraging mentally. I took Trazadone for that and it helped me sleep somewhat better, also.|
I would VERY MUCH enjoy seeing whatever you would like to share <TheFocus>!
|Dec-12-18|| ||TheFocus: I would love to actually sleep. I get cat naps of 15 minutes or less for the last 13 days. |
I can't lay down so I just sit in a recliner. Cannot recline too far back because fluids will build up in the lungs.
I exist on about one hour of sleep a day.
|Dec-12-18|| ||parisattack: Sleep will be as you find it for a couple of months. As above, Trazadone helped me get 3-4 hours at night. Kratom can help but its dicey with the meds and I think illegal in Aloha Land.|
As the Reverand C.C. Whittington used to say, "Keep on keeping on."
|Dec-12-18|| ||crawfb5: Just noticed your health issues. Take it slow and get better. Wishing you a quiet and peaceful holiday.|
|Dec-13-18|| ||TheFocus: <crawfb5> Thank you. I am healing, getting stronger every day.|
May you have a blessed holiday.
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