Category Archives: Nerdishness

Yes, chess. Look away now.

In which I revisit my youth as a chess-playing dweeb. Sort of. Contrary to an earlier threat, I haven’t posted much here about my chess-playing activities over the last year and a bit. Partly this is because these days chess … Continue reading

Posted in Chess, Getting old, Nerdishness, Procrastination, Uncategorized | 23 Comments

Bobby Fischer against the world

In which I am reminded that once stuff is in your brain somewhere cluttering it up, it can be pretty hard to get it out. Random bits of chess knowledge included. It is probably another of those middle-aged things, but … Continue reading

Posted in Chess, Family business, Getting old, History, Nerdishness, Procrastination | 5 Comments

Where to put the chess?

In which I ponder where to hide my latest, and oldest, obsessive enthusiasm… I have another of my chess games, played last week, I thought I might post up… but as I was thinking about this, a question arose. Or … Continue reading

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Not much more than a decade until the bus pass*

*assuming bus passes haven’t been abolished by then (see also a defence of bus passes┬áhere). ——————————————————————-   In which, in a post-academic-year reverie, I decide not to look forward, and try some looking back instead. So no surprise there, then. … Continue reading

Posted in Chess, Family business, Nerdishness, Procrastination, The Life Scientific, Universities | 27 Comments

Job or vocation

I have recently been doing a bit of live on-line virtual commentating. Strange but true. I’m not sure exactly why. Perhaps it is another of my frustrated ambitions to be a sports commentator (of which more later). Or an online … Continue reading

Posted in Chess, Conferences, Nerdishness, The Interwebz, The Life Scientific, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Checking homeopathy – fat chance

In which I get distracted. And even more geeky. (You’ll see why – keep reading.) I am SO, SO BORED with homeopathy. Really. I would rather write about anything, practically. Like chess. Or films (movies to our US based readers). … Continue reading

Posted in Annoyances, Chess, Nerdishness, Pseudoscience | 26 Comments