Chess: The Rook

The Rook can move in any direction and any amount of squares but only in straight lines and cannot jump over other pieces.

Chess: Queen moves

The Queen can move in any linear direction like the King and can move any number of squares on the board. But she cannot jump over other pieces.

W. H. Auden

“A modern stoic,” Auden observed, “knows that the surest way to discipline passion is to discipline time: decide what you want or ought to do during the day, then always do it at exactly the same moment every day, and passion will give you no trouble.”

Break Point (Part 1) Retro

After watching the first part of the Break Point tennis documentary I have to say I didn’t really learn much about the players that I didn’t know already. As a tennis fan however that is to be expected I suppose. These documentaries are made for people who don’t yet follow the sport and its characters …

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Break Point

Break Point, Tennis’ version of F1: Drive to Survive, is released today on Netflix. Based on the trailers, some have dubbed it the Kyrgios show but will be interesting to see what storylines are prominent and how entertaining the life of a tennis player on tour could possibly be.

Where from this culture of laundry?

To be fair we all probably wash our clothes much too often—after every wear, even if they’re not dirty. ”Garments that sit right next to the body, underwear, socks, bedsheets, T-shirts that you might wear under your jumper, etc. they all need to be washed after every wear. But you need to make sure you’re …

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Having good ideas

If you want to have good ideas, first have many ideas. Even rubbish ones count. A focus on quality too soon will stifle you. So first focus on generating as many ideas as possible. Occasionally the good ones will emerge.

Oil Boss Running COP28

Is this a prudent move to give those closest to the problem more influence over how it is solved, or is this a play to protect industry, governmental and regional interests—ensuring the pace of action is not detrimental to some of its biggest beneficiaries?

Mail on Harry and Meghan

For all the vitriol these guys get for simply being Harry and Meghan, especially in the Mail, this is probably one of the more considered and tempered accounts.