Tue 20 Nov 2007
Today, I thought I would post up the wallpaper that I’ve been using for some time on my PC work laptop. I didn’t make this, but found it online somewhere other than at the creators site. I might not have found it again, except that it is conveniently watermarked with their web page address and the site is still active.
I often find that I am working in the morning, and this is entitled “Go In The Morning” by the artist, Nicholas Rougier. I think the tatami mats and the sunlight bring a particular restfulness to the scene, and I often imagine myself sitting there at the board instead of working late into the wee hours of the morning on a laptop. If I were to be able to construct a dream world where I could spend time and abide for a while, I would love for this to be a room in my house, sunlight streaming in a window and falling down onto a problem I am working through in the quiet morning hours. A mug of tea is warming my left hand and a go stone is held between the tips of my fingers on my right hand. The house is quiet and still on an early weekend morning, and I am the only one awake yet.
Sigh. I’m going on vacation today, so mostly just continuing my games on iShudan at the Dojo for a few days. Reading, family time, and unplugging from work for the holiday week. Have a good holiday if you are celebrating one, and have a pleasant week anyway if you aren’t.
I played a game this week that could have used this reference from Sensei’s List: The Bulky Five. There is also this link to an interesting video that was mentioned on a computer Go mailing list I’m on, where the presenter is talking to a non-go playing computer science audience about Go, and one method of searching move trees for a Go-playing program.
Exploration exploitation in Go: UCT for Monte-Carlo Go, Silvain Gelly