Happy New Year 2016
I have had a good Christmas (but not without some stress) and look forward to a happy new year 2016 ahead. I wish all readers of my blog a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!
New Year 2016 Resolutions
There is not much to say here really, as I intend to become healthier and happier this year, and much of this involves the usual trying to lose some weight and do more exercise and do better work.
I have mentioned on this blog before that my WordPress theme (animassrdblogbp-my own customised version of anIMass WP theme-) needs an update and I must try and do this soon this year.
Just before Christmas I found Adam Warner’s WordPress site and I made a few posts there and I intend to keep checking there regularly.See the link Succeedwithwp
Also around December I completed my beginner and intermediate chess course, which has taken a long while to finish. However after careful review, it still needs a final edit, so I am not publicising it yet. I hope to finish this final edit soon!
I was working on my chess course final edit yesterday and for some light relief(?!) I delved into my chess programming folder and revisited Second Chess C engine code by Emilio Diaz. This has always given me compile warnings in MinGW (GCC compiler) compiling and I finally fixed them. I enjoyed reviewing this C chess engine code but still realise I have quite some way to go with my C programming understanding to program a chess engine. I continue to edit the code (various functions etc) to my taste and am using this as the basis for my C chess engine (badly named at present as rpdSCCEscd(!WHAT!? Lol…)
Hopefully in any spare time I find, I can continue to learn more C and C chess programming, and become a chess playing and chess programming master! Screenshot below shows my C engine playing at Win command prompt in terminal and in Winboard mode playing in Arena GUI:
Thanks by the way, to all who kindly share their C chess programming code, as it is a big help (see BlueFeverSoft Vice chess engine on YouTube and Tom Kerrigan and his C engine TSCP and there are many more). Also, to Chris Tatham (author of Numpty FreeBasic chess engine)..if you are reading this Chris, how about UCI support for Numpty?
Of course a big New Year resolution is to do more blogging on programming, marketing and all things digital, interspersed with chess and other crucial life matters!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to y’all! 🙂