@floppy It's not awful; I usually average around 50% right at the moment. It's been fun so far, and I just got a book in the mail the other day to help with learning.
It probably was only an hour and a half or so to play the 8 games. I've been playing 10 minutes per side with no increment. It gives me time to think about my moves but keeps me from spending forever on each game. It's also a popular mode, so I get opponents immediately. 👑
@floppy 100% human. I've just started playing, so this is around 500 ELO on chess.com. People play badly enough at this level (myself very much included) that you know they aren't cheating. 😅
@tychi Wow, they really drive a hard bargain. 😬
@SonoMichele I just started using Mercury and have been pleased with it so far. I admittedly haven’t tried any others, though.
@ingsoc I believe it's Mastodon-specific.
@ataraxia937 @Johann150 My opinion is heavily influenced by my own experience working mostly in small environments, but I don't even like the idea of the employer dictating it. I think programmers should be empowered to use whatever tooling allows them to be the most productive. In my current role, I write code in Vim and one of my employees uses an IDE. We both collaborate on functioning code and the tools are irrelevant.
@ataraxia937 Languages that assume you'll be using an IDE are an immediate pass for me. I wanted to learn Kotlin, for example, but after more hours than I care to admit, I couldn't figure out how to add external packages because everyone assumes you're using an IDE with it. I just ended up bailing on the whole thing.
I had an interesting graphical bug in Manjaro XFCE on my Lite Mark 3 this morning. The entire screen would flicker any time I typed something, and the far right side of the screen would wrap over to the far left side. Super weird, but rolling back to an older kernel seems to have (hopefully) resolved it. Upgrading the kernel was the only thing I did last night I could think of that would cause behavior like this.
DevOps and scripting person who likes Python, PowerShell, Groovy, and Bash. I sometimes pretend that I know things about networking. My title is basically "Technical Debt Manager".
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