What’s the best place to learn chess for someone that has never played before?

My pet hate at the moment is internet people chastising other internet people and then ending with 'do better'.


I've tried really hard to like DuckDuckGo but I can't get on with it. I do like their image search though.

Runs on Arch. KDE plasma desktop. Maybe the year of the Linux desktop really is here.


Well, the young'un managed to be back at school for two days before her bubble burst again.

Looks like iCloud Private Relay uses Cloudflare for at least some of its exit points.

I like it. Good to have this sort of protection baked in, despite the limitations.

My daughter just opened the VR case, took a deep breath, and said ‘Mmmmm. Smells like Virtual Reality’.

Strange little girl.

With Windows 11 supporting Android apps, and M1 Macs running iOS apps via Catalyst, convergence between mobile and desktop is finally here.

Linux on the desktop looks increasingly irrelevant for the majority of users.

Hayfever level:


If I had to drive two hours to do something, I’d want to do my best to make sure I didn’t have to come back.

I thought that spacial audio for music would be a gimmick, and some songs sound a bit weird - but some are incredible. Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles nearly made me cry.

Not particularly bothered that 'freedom day' (ridiculous term) is to be moved back, but I do wish that the people in charge would stop giving arbitrary dates when they have no idea what the science will be like at that time.

Apple keeps giving me complimentary store credit. I’m not complaining, but would like to know why.

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