I played Chess in my college team for a year, and one of the most annoying things I encountered was that some people started walking around in the middle of a game.
Some players just start walking around in the middle of the game. It’s annoying because they are telling you that they don’t even need to be on the board all the time to beat you. Only the good players do this because if you lose doing this, you look really silly. It’s really annoyingÂ because most of these guys end up winning too.
I spend a lot of my free time playing chess on instantchess.com. One of the better things about playing online chess is that people can’t walk around when you are playing with them.
But, they do allow chat and so a lot of players try to get under your skin by calling you a “loser”, telling you its a “fluke”, but none till now, had found the virtual equivalent of walking. But, yesterday one guy told me that he was playing, responding to emails and watching YouTube at the same time!
That was quite something and I felt really happy that people were adapting so well to the online world in everything they do.
On to the blogosphere and the interesting reads I found last week.
How’d they get too big to fail in the first place by The Reformed Broker
Cramer doesn’t get the UNG by FT Alphaville
Your FICO Credit Score Information by The Digerati Life
China hectors US again re the dollar by Naked Capitalism
Et tu Schwab by Matthew Goldstein
TARP for regulators by Baseline Scenario
Cash for clunkers by Consumerism Commentary
Weighing health insurance costs by Dough Roller
Lehman v. Barclays v.Â Any Sense of Perspective or Shame by Bad Money Advice
Index Mutual Funds vs Exchange Traded Funds by Five Cent Nickel
Home valuation websites vs Actual Appraisal by The Finance Buff
A retirement planning calculator needs to know your life expectancy by Vilkri