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Mate in 2022

I remember getting a teach yourself chess book for Christmas when I was a kid. It was filled with fantasy art illustrations of brave knights battling evil queens, rows of brave pawns holding the line against advancing bishops, and cowardly kings hiding behind the walls of their castles. It immediately appealed on at least three […]

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Apple 4 Life

Though I wasn’t particularly overjoyed when my aging MacBook Pro shuffled off its mortal coil, its passing has marked the start of a new, much more connected era. After some chin rubbing and head scratching, I decided its place would be inherited by a Mac Mini. I reasoned that I seldom used the MacBook as […]

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RIP MacBook Pro

Quietly (well, rather noisily actually), at around 8.30pm last night, my aging MacBook Pro slipped gently into the night for the final time. It had been struggling for a few months now. Incapable of operating without the power lead giving it life support, its cooling fan sometimes sounded as though it was trying to lift […]

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Letting the spark go

And so yet again I find myself in the deepening shadows cast by the guttering candle of another year, wondering how strong the light of the next one will shine. I’m old now. Or older, at least. And with that age has come something that others (kind others) might refer to as wisdom, or something […]