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  1. Simple Crochet Beanie Cap Pattern and Notes

    A friend organized a project to crochet hats for the homeless (or other cold people) this winter. She gave us a simple hat pattern to learn and these notes are my attempt to make sense of it and explain to other beginning crocheters, including a schematic diagram.

  2. Tournament Report: DCC Rapid

    I played in the Denver Chess Club's one-day rapid tournament and didn't lose all of my games.

  3. Tournament Report: Denver Open 2019 (my first chess tournament!)

    A report from my first chess tournament at the 2019 Denver Open. I finished with 3 points out of 5 games and a new provisional USCF rating of 1615.

  4. Instructive Chess YouTubers I Watch

    My favorite chess YouTubers who play longer time controls.

  5. Joomla! Contact Form Spam and Slow ssdnodes.com Tech Support

    Had a painful experience with ssdnodes.com tech support after a website I host was used to send some spam emails.