Some Opening Principles and Chess Strategies

Quick List of Chess Strategies:
*  Avoid Moving a Chess Piece Twice During the Opening is a good chess strategy.
*  It is Better Chess Strategy to Develop the Knights before Their Respective Bishops.
*  A good chess strategy is to Develop Both Knights before the Queen or Bishop.
*  A good chess strategy is Do Not Develop your Chess Pieces Exclusively on One Side.
*  A good chess strategy is as a Rule Do Not Play a Piece beyond Your Own Side of the Board in the Opening.
*  A good chess strategy is if You Have Castled Do Not Permit the Opponent to Open a File on Your King.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Pinning the Opponent’s King’s Knight before He has Castled, Especially When You Have Yourself  Castled on the Kingside.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Making Exchanges which Develop Another Piece for the Opponent.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Exchanging Bishops for Knights Early in the Game.
*  A good chess strategy is to Avoid Premature Attacks.

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Revert Spotify to Pre-latest Update and Prevent Upgrade [Windows]

If you don’t like how the latest Spotify update works, I’ve searched about the internet and found a method to upgrade down to version 0.9.7… and to also prevent automatic upgrades. This works for Windows.

  1. Download the old version you wish to use. I found this to be a great source:  linky
  2. Install that version, and exit Spotify when it auto loads.

Next, follow these instructions (found at linky):

  1. Go to C:/Users/<Name>/Appdata/Roaming/Spotify
  2. Make a new empty text file
  3. Name it Spotify_new.exe
  4. Right click the file and make the file read only
  5. Make a new empty text file
  6. Name it Spotify_new.exe.sig
  7. Right click the file and make the file read only

That’s it. Enjoy the radio functionality and other features for which you pay [one way or another.]

Courses with Labs

So wait .. let me get this straight, because I’ve never taken a course with a lab element to it.

I get to come into class for 3 hours a day and do fucking awesome science experiments for the next few months?

Holy hell, why didn’t anybody ever tell this to me? I’d have been doing classes with labs this whole time.

worse end of the year ever ::redux::

I wrote too soon. I judged myself and my actions far too quickly without looking at the larger picture.

Essentially, my reality was obfuscated by the delusions of another, and I believed so much in their world, that I lost touch with my own world.

After finding out the depths of the lies and deceit, I felt sad only because I fell for the trap. This sadness, luckily, was short lived, and when I was able to process all of the information, I realized that this person was quickly burying themselves in the web of deception.

Feels good, the clarity.