(31 Mar at 21:49)
| Well, here we are on the eve of SIGBOVIK 2019. I'm in the midst of a long day of video-making for one of my projects, but I can get 2 for the price of 5 by posting now about four of my papers. This year I've been on a chess kick, which I think I've successfully gotten out of my system by writing all these (previous posts alluded to there being five, but one of them didn't really go anywhere and/or just became part of the other(s)). They are sort of intertwined:|
Survival in chessland is about how to stay alive if you are being a chesspiece to the death
Color- and piece-blind chess is about, among other things, playing chess without being able to tell what the pieces are (only where they are)
Elo World, a framework for benchmarking weak chess engines is about exploring the full spectrum of computer chess play
CVE-2018-90017117 #KingMe is just a short joke, but based on a true story
My last paper is on a different (maybe even weirder?) topic, and I'm putting together a video for it now, so I should be uploading that tomorrow some time. It's been a bit rough going, though, since I replaced my computer a few months ago and forgot that I hadn't actually set stuff up for this kind of work; I'm experiencing small problems like custom key commands aren't set, and bigger problems like audio drivers acting crazy. Looks like I will be able to finish with some vacation time, at least.
Speaking of vacation, this month we also went to Belize, which was pretty cool. The highlight for me was swimming/scrambling 1km into a cave ("Actun Tunichil Muknal") to access an approximately 1000 year-old Mayan site where they performed human sacrifices; it's remarkable because almost all of the artifacts are still in situ, including a number of calcified human skeletons. Was pretty wild. I got some good running done, found some New Haven-style pizza (!?), and wrote papers about chess (?!).
|> This year I've been on a chess kick, which I think I've successfully gotten out of my system by writing all these
I thought SICO got them out of your system already.
|You have now uploaded the video that you promise in this post: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TFDG-y-EHs"|