Personal Notes

Greetings from New Mexico, USA. That's the squared-off thingy between Arizona and Texas, never mind what the Wall Street Journal thinks. Yes, we speak English; no, it's not an international call from New York.

Musician for fun, but nuclear physicist for profit. It's a lot easier to make ends meet that way than the other way around.


TriviaBot 30,000th Question contest has ended. Prize winners were PopeJohn, DragginLady, porcospino, bookman and Zarek. Thanks to everyone who played and helped reconstruct the data base.

I've been TriviaBot helper for a long time and have enjoyed it. You can help make this game better by submitting Qs even though the contest is done. Visit and let your creativity rule!

Not as active here as previously. Life moves on.


Despite my rating, I've scored decently against IMs (about 30%), but am 0-for-ICC vs. GMs. Those guys know something about chess that I don't -- obviously.

Server Ratings Details

Type Wild Rating 1881 Best 2089 (06/Sep/2000)
Type Blitz Rating 1877 Best 2176 (02/May/1998)
Type Standard Rating 1883 Best
Type Bullet Rating 1789 Best 2029 (09/Mar/1999)
Type Bughouse Rating 1732 Best 1913 (18/Jul/1999)
Type Loser's Rating 1701 Best 1924 (20/Jul/2003)
Type Crazyhouse Rating 1581 Best 1722 (28/May/2005)
Type 5-minute Rating 2001 Best