Extreme Chess

> Starting from random play, and given no domain knowledge except the game rules,...AlphaZero outperformed Stockfish after just 4 hours. (David Silver et al.)

Winter, Yet Again

Winter is fast approaching. The weather remains mild with temperatures in the 50s and even 60s. Fahrenheit, because this is America. Clement climate aside, nightfall is not to be denied. Sunset was at 4:36 PM this evening. That such an hour could constitute evening is in and of itself an affront. The darkness seeps into my bones. All I want is to sit on the sofa doing nothing at all.

Somehow, I Survived

I spent all day watching security training videos. Ordinarily, application security is a topic which I'm very interested. I might even while away an occasional Sunday lying in bed viewing such materials for entertainment. But not these videos. These were corporate training seminars.

Another Birthday Come and Gone

I've had another birthday. And now I need glasses.

Mug, Mug, Mug

The weekend went too fast. I don't know where the time goes. I mean, I did things and stuff and sundry, but I feel like there should have been more.

They Say She Slipped on Ice

I take many photos, but I'll never get around to processing even a fraction of them. I'm not too concerned.