Porridge

Petaling Street famous raw fish porridge. The shop is opened 4am. Easy on the stomach so I think its good food for chess players. Thin slices of fish pured into pipng hot porridge.      
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MICS anyone?

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Malaysian Internet Chess Server. (Think ICC or FICS) A few years ago I toyed with the idea of setting up my own ICC / FICS like server since the source code for it is open source and easily downloadable. If it was that easy, there...
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Meeting new people

One thing that keeps me interested in chess blogging is meeting new people. I am particularly egotistical to know whether these new strangers have read my blogs. Granted gilachess was down for a year I didn't expect them to. I was pleasantly surprised when asked...
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Desktop PC

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Nowadays notebooks and tablets are so prevalent almost nobody looks around to buy a new desktop PC.   I haven't owned a desktop PC for years!   I saw this offer while buying a replacement webcam for the live NC broadcast. It certainly is cheap...
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NC post mortem

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It was interesting when I found out from one participant of the National Championship that his goal was to use the NC as a practice ground for a bigger tournament i.e. the 2014 Malaysian Open. That's exactly what I am doing here too at the...
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