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    • Building a better USB Chessboard

      After the success (over 5000 views!) of my prior USB Chessboard project, Bryan and Jimmy talked me into going back to the well and putting together a new design. The reason was simple, it's gotten hard to source the Dream Cheeky USB Chessboards, s... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Mar 12, 2012
      • | 2884 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Building a USB Chessboard Interface for < $10!

      Ok, this is just awesome geeky-ness. Recently I purchased one of these <$10 USB Chessboards. The hardware appeared to be pretty decent, however the software was just horrible. I couldn't save pgn files, I couldn't interface with things like ... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Oct 10, 2010
      • | 18577 views
      • | 83 comments
    • Building a Training Plan

      For years I was heavily involved in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and built physical training plans both for myself and also for my teammates. I traveled to consult with other physical training experts and continuously modified and adjusted my training... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Sep 26, 2010
      • | 2593 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Study aids for the newbie

      After the initial shock of "Too Much Information/Sensory Overload" I started to look for a few tools/processes that would ease my transition into the game. Here's what I've found so far that has helped me, perhaps this will help other fellow newbi... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Sep 6, 2010
      • | 878 views
      • | 5 comments
    • First OTB game in over a decade

      Back when I wore short pants (College days) I played a handful of Chess games. Now to be honest I was never very good, didn't really get past the "Oh that's how the pieces move" and "Oh..so I've lost then?" phase. So this was a real thrill for me... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Jul 10, 2010
      • | 605 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Finding a new game..

      I thought I'd take a few minutes to share my story on here, perhaps someone else will find it interesting. Late last year I was embarking on my fifth year of martial arts, specifically I was deeply invested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) which is a... | Read More

      • fragilio
      • | Jul 1, 2010
      • | 434 views
      • | 2 comments