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« on: June 21, 2006, 04:32AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on June 19, 2006, 06:47PM   

A few years ago I wanted to do a project like yours, documenting as much as I could of my family but that's really hard to do it but next time I go back home to visit my relatives I'll try it again. You inspired me!

As for the remodeling work, it's still being done. Doesn't seem like it will ever finish
We will sure need that July vacation, really bad!!!

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It was, indeed, quite a lot of work to make the CDROM, so I can imagine you hesitate to start working on it.

I made the CDROM together with a brother of mine, who is accustomed to doing linguistic research work. He wrote biographies about my mom & dad, histories of the families they were born in and four texts about our four grandparents and their respective families. He also wrote some comment and transcriptions of a few interesting letters that have not been destroyed by the gnawing influence of Time. These texts have not been published on the Internet since they contain rather private information.

All the pictures of the photo album and copies of the photos were originally linked to parts of the texts. Since it would have been quite a lot of work to make all these links and the corresponding bookmarks, I automated most of the process and wrote twenty-or-so programs (in Powerbasic) to make the html-files.

So far about the CDROM. Meanwhile, I wish you good luck with the last bits of the remodelling work. Maybe, we will eventually be allowed to see one or two pictures of the results when things are completed.

I hope the July holiday will do you and your family lots of good.

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tom
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Quote from: Overtom on June 16, 2006, 04:48PM   

Ismenio,

Good to hear word from you. I sincerely hope all is well with you and your refurbishment work (if I remember well).

Thanks for your friendly words. The work on chess computers here has suffered a lull since I've been rather busy lately making a pictorial history of my family on CDROM, a remnant of which can still be seen at http://overtom.nl/LUBRA/engindex.html

Another completely off-topic subject is how I protect myself against spam. Well, to be honest, I don't do that with means of my own: my spambox is managed by my isp, XS4ALL, Holland's oldest Internet provider, which originally was a club of hackers. XS4ALL allows you to choose the criteria that determine which messages are filtered. I have fixed my criteria so strict that from time to time serious messages are caught as well.

Even so, I receive an average of twenty-or-so weekly spam messages that escape the net. I report them to SpamCop because I think spammers are amongst the worst vermin found on the Internet.

Finally, I'm trying to get all the chess computers into a database that should be able to write all the files of the Overtom collection anew and in uniform format. I'm afraid the work involved will take quite a while. So please don't expect too much from this old city on the river Amstel.

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tom


Tom, once again, thank you for sharing that!
You have really good reading material there, even what's not chess related. Entries like this:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~tluif/LUBRA/engweblogs/17JAN04.html

Sure is food for thought! A few years ago I wanted to do a project like yours, documenting as much as I could of my family but that's really hard to do it but next time I go back home to visit my relatives I'll try it again. You inspired me!

As for the remodeling work, it's still being done. Doesn't seem like it will ever finish
We will sure need that July vacation, really bad!!!

All the best,

Ismenio
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 10:37PM »
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I upgraded Palms a while back too and Tiger sent me a new code within a few days. I'm not sure about their policy but they were very helpful. I'm glad you got your new code.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 08:51AM »
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Hi Tom 


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In the weblog I wrote about it (http://overtom.nl/weblog/14JUN06.html) I mentioned the two responses that were posted here. I hope the two authors won't mind.


Fine with me, of course - a nice write up in the blog also! 

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Ismenio,

Good to hear word from you. I sincerely hope all is well with you and your refurbishment work (if I remember well).

Thanks for your friendly words. The work on chess computers here has suffered a lull since I've been rather busy lately making a pictorial history of my family on CDROM, a remnant of which can still be seen at http://overtom.nl/LUBRA/engindex.html

Another completely off-topic subject is how I protect myself against spam. Well, to be honest, I don't do that with means of my own: my spambox is managed by my isp, XS4ALL, Holland's oldest Internet provider, which originally was a club of hackers. XS4ALL allows you to choose the criteria that determine which messages are filtered. I have fixed my criteria so strict that from time to time serious messages are caught as well.

Even so, I receive an average of twenty-or-so weekly spam messages that escape the net. I report them to SpamCop because I think spammers are amongst the worst vermin found on the Internet.

Finally, I'm trying to get all the chess computers into a database that should be able to write all the files of the Overtom collection anew and in uniform format. I'm afraid the work involved will take quite a while. So please don't expect too much from this old city on the river Amstel.

Best regards,

tom
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 06:02PM »
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Tom,

Thank you again for sharing your stories with us. I always learn something from them and I think others do too.

I found interesting your comments on spam as well, since I have to deal with that at home and at work

Do you use a special software to block spam, web-based email, etc? I'm just curious. I have found that Yahoo and Google work fine for me catching most of the pests

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 06:05AM »
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Thanks for your contributions.

I should admit that three days after I got in touch with Chess Tiger, I found a message in my spambox (which fortunately I open every day) from Chess Tiger. If I sent them the code generated by Chess Tiger on the new pda, I would receive a new key.

I immediately sent them the code, and three days later I found the key ... in my spambox, of course  .

In the weblog I wrote about it (http://overtom.nl/weblog/14JUN06.html) I mentioned the two responses that were posted here. I hope the two authors won't mind.

Best regards,

tom
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006, 02:26PM »
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Hi Tom 

I bought Hiarcs for my Palm Zire 21 which was great until the Zire 21 died on me 

I bought another Palm to replace it and reinstalled Hiarcs and  there was no problem, works fine and is a great piece of software   

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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on June 10, 2006, 03:43AM   

Chessgenius's licence is linked to the user so if you change your pocket pc, you can install Chessgenius again.

Alain

Thank you for this valuable - or 'invaluable' if you like - suggestion. I think the next chess program on my pda will definitely not be Tiger.

If I get more good suggestions, I might put them together as a response to this weblog:

  http://overtom.nl/weblog/10JUN06.html

Thanks a lot & best regards,

tom
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Chessgenius's licence is linked to the user so if you change your pocket pc, you can install Chessgenius again.

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2006, 02:10AM »
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One could imagine that those who buy a handheld computer would probably buy more than one during their life. After all, handhelds get more advanced (and computer maniacs are seldom happy with just one machine ).

If, however, you purchase Tiger chess software for your pda, you have to buy a licence for each new computer that you buy, in spite of the fact that your new pda is just a replacement for your old machine and that you don't want another program at all!

Does all the chess software for pda's work with this strange system, or is only Tiger that sticks to this policy? If you have any other experience, please tell it here.

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