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Devac  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 14, 2018

I'm back to mentoring the two students I was helping in September. Not much more to say, just that while they made a lot of progress in some regards, they dropped the ball on others. Though, it felt a bit like no one else wanted to help them, which is a bit shit on advisor's part.

Over the weekend I was playing the Battlefleet Gothic game with some friends. Felt like I needed something like that. Meeting with friends I mean. It somewhat bothered me that half the people there were drinking, but I'm willing to take any advantage in tactical games.




elizabeth  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Reminds me of the time I went to the chess party with ...um I guess user_inactiveted now.

Bunch of chess geniuses playing 4 people rotating speed chess, and the losers take a shot of vodka. Some of those guys were completely plastered, and I still didn't stand a chance against anyone. Looked like fun!

Devac  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's what you get for playing in a room with (IIRC) four professional chess masters. ;)

Though, mind-altering substances don't seem to affect my chess skills either. One of my 'best ever' games happened while I was still woozy from dental surgery. I can't fully recall how I got there, it's a bit fuzzy how I got back from the tournament and yet I can remember most of the games I played.

OftenBen  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad to hear you are out of the hospital.

Have you tried the Battlefleet Gothic video game?

Devac  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Have you tried the Battlefleet Gothic video game?

Not yet.

OftenBen  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've tried it a few times but I always get stuck on the interface. It feels clunky, although that's probably just me not knowing it well enough to use it competently. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you get around to it.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    mentoring the two students I was helping

How's it feel?

Devac  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Better than when I met them for the first time.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're gonna be okay, or are we to send help to Poland some time soon?

Devac  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, it's fine. Like I said, they made a lot of progress since our first meeting, part of that included surviving a month-long series of problem-solving sessions and lectures I made. Seeing how they didn't resign after talking with me for a month, they just need some boost and tuning. Right now, they mostly need my help with automating measurements and pinpointing what went wrong. First is easy, second is doable without me doing their work for them.