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|Oct-22-13|| ||Once: At the risk of sounding too keen to get another sale....|
This kindle thing is not so hard - honest! If you google "kindle reader for PC" or "kindle reader for Mac" (depending on whether you dress to the left or the right) those nice people at Amazon will cheerfully offer you a free download app thingy.
Mind you, writing it and converting it from word to kindle was moderately frustrating. We used at least eight different software packages, some for the first time. I could easily write another book about that part of the adventure!
|Dec-16-13|| ||hms123: <Once>
You made chesscafe.com: http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s...
This ought to give your book a boost.
|Dec-16-13|| ||hms123: And this really ought to help:
|Dec-17-13|| ||Once: You are a star! Many thanks for the plug.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||hms123: <Once> Thanks, but now I am busy worrying about the doings over in Tottenham. Woe is me! Or should that be Woe is us! Woe are us?|
Ok, just plain <Woe!> will have to do.
|Dec-17-13|| ||Once: The Spurs are going through a mini rough patch, especially as they have just parted company with their manager. Mind you, they are still seventh in the premiership which is not too bad.|
Liverpool, on the other hand, are second - just two points behind the leaders Arsenal. That is almost unheard of. You see the benefits of supporting two teams - it gives you a chance that at least one will do well.
The big story is Manchester United all the way down the league table at number eight. That might be a reasonable position for most other teams but for the mighty ManU it's a dreadful place to be. I only hope they give the new manager David Moyes a chance to find his feet.
|Dec-24-13|| ||morfishine: Merry Christmas <Once>! A little down-time is always nice|
|Dec-28-13|| ||Once: Happy Christmas, Morf!
It's been a bit more of an event than usual here in Godalming, Surrey. A tremendous storm brought flooding and power outages, which meant that we spent a large part of Christmas Day driving to the mother-in-law's house. That was the only way we could get electricity. Hopefully your Christmas was a little more settled!
|Feb-10-14|| ||scormus: Hi <Once> At Christmas I became the proud possessor of my first Kindle. Great, one of my first purchases was your book. Still going through them and really enjoying the puzzles, games and "story beside the story."|
|Feb-10-14|| ||Once: That's great to hear - many thanks for buying it. I've been working on fiction recently (and setting up a business) so not had much chance for chess writing. The plan is to get back to it soon.|
|Feb-10-14|| ||scormus: I'll look up your new books.
Sorry to read about your Christmas power outage. We were fine but some of our acquaitances were not so lucky.
|Feb-10-14|| ||Once: It could be worse. This is what is happening just a few miles from us...|
|Mar-26-14|| ||David2009: Have you tried out Google Play? For us non-Kindle owners it is a high-class alternative. You can experience a customers-eye view for free by choosing your favourite classic.|
Oh, and a great post on today's POTD!
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White, under heavy pressure for a long time, to play and turn the tables: Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius, 1965 44?
You and <AJ> in independent partnership make a great team!
|Mar-27-14|| ||Once: Thanks - I have used google play a couple of times. We're quite a varied family when it comes to tech, with a mixture of apple, Microsoft, google and Samsung. It all mostly works. Mostly!|
You don't need to have a kindle to read kindle books. I have the kindle software on my Samsung phone, ipad and a couple of pcs.
Odd how technology has taken over our lives. I had an odd experience earlier today. I wrote an email in gmail (a google product). When I went to press send, a warning box came up. It said that my message included the word "attach" but I hadn't added an attachment. Did I want to attach something?
Now that is seriously spooky. Not only was google reading my email but it also (correctly) worked out that I was about to make a classic email gaffe.
For that matter, my phone has a similarly spooky trick. It reads my diary and sends me a warning when it thinks I need to leave to get to my next appointment. All without me asking to do this.
|Apr-01-14|| ||scormus: Please let me take the liberty of posting on your forum my post on yesterday's GOTD.|
Your post - a brilliant take, did we go to the same school?
< .... "mark my words">
There is a technical term a "Blake" (no, not 7, but quite possibly Yohan) for this. An assertion made with absolute conviction which turns out to be completely wrong, even spectacularly wrong.
Apparently this game went on very late and at 3 am they were the only two still playing. The tournament referee was groaning because he wanted to go home and muttering "it's never over, it's never over :("
Just then the white player's wife arrived, really angry because hubby hadn't come home. She looked very worked up and ready for some very physical action.
And just then the referee shouted "that's enough you two, or it's Neverova for me!
|Apr-01-14|| ||Once: Like it!
Actually when I saw the "Never say Never" pun, I couldn't help thinking of the poor James Bond film of the same name where a much too old Sean Connery creaked back into the old DJ.
I've not heard the expression a "Blake" before. Although I do remember Blake's seven very well. A British attempt to do a Star Wars.
Mind you, it did have one or two redeeming features...
|Apr-01-14|| ||scormus: <redeeming features> Yes, Jacqueline Pearce aka Servalan, my favourite character from the series. What a team she and Avon might have made, unbeatable! Just imagine what they'd be like to play chess against :O|
Actually she looks a lot like several of my daughter's chums. Probably is one now I think of it ;)
World Athletics championship 100 and 200 m men's sprint in 2011. Of course, everyone knew who would win. Usain Bolt of course, the fastest man ever <mark my words>. Nobody else need turn up. But he didn't win. They were both won by a man called ..... Blake
|Apr-08-14|| ||Once: Yes, it's funny how sure things sometimes don't happen. Not heard the story about Blake, but it's a good one.|
Somehow I struggle to get too excited about athletics. Unless there is a story (say Bolt, Coe & Ovett or Zola Budd)it all feels a bit samey. Or maybe that's a philistine thing to say?
|Apr-13-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi,
I want to get your kindle book but I gave back to my daughter my kindle Christmas present.
A truly awful thing, you cannot swot a fly with a kindle, nor can you rip out a page to roll a cigarette.
My family wants me to read electric books and smoke electric cigarettes!
I know nothing about these things, nothing at at all. If I get it downloaded from a friend (I'll pay for it) can his kindle print it out?
Your posts are a breath of fresh air on here.
|Apr-13-14|| ||hms123: <Sally Simpson>
You can't print it out but you can get the Kindle app (free) on your laptop or desktop or phone or tablet (even iPad) and read it there.
|Apr-13-14|| ||Once: That's just what I was about to say!|
|Apr-13-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Thank you - I'll try it.|
|Apr-14-14|| ||Once: Sally - let me know if you run into problems. It should all pretty painless. I've now got the Kindle emulator running on my PC, phone and I-pad.|
It somehow feels a little bit naughty (in a good way) to be reading Kindle books on an Apple product. It feels as if you are telling two fighting children to shake hands and be nice to each other.
|Apr-14-14|| ||Sally Simpson: I'm getting a friend to download it and lend me his kindle thing.|
|Apr-22-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<Apr-22-14 Once: Thanks for your kind words on yesterday's POTD. It's good to have you back.>> |
Thanks, and you are very welcome.
Actually, more than once, you have analyzed the key part of the game for me ... which is good, because then I don't feel I have to! :)
Congrats on the book. Maybe I will get the Kindle thingie and buy your book ...
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