Stuart Spence Blog

Computer scientist and educator. Creator of ChessCraft. Scientific programmer at Environment Canada.


Sat 17 April 2021

Oh, Stallman

Posted by Stuart Spence in Blog   

Richard Stallman may be a legend in the world of software, but he also has decades of history promoting a toxic environment in software communities. Due to this, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been pressured to kick out Stallman from the board of directors, which they did, though he …

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Tue 01 December 2020

Bazaar

Posted by Stuart Spence in ChessCraft   

So... I bought myself a ChessCraft mug. Is that vain?

I'm really happy with this awesome mug!

chesscraft mug

In case anyone else is interested, here's a link to the new online store: ChessCraft Bazaar. Good to note: these are printed individually by Zazzle so they are quite pricey, and I hardly …

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Fri 04 September 2020

Ode to the Public Servant

Posted by Stuart Spence in Blog   

The privately employed

May say they're annoyed

about public servant perks.

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What they fail to note

(and it's fair that they don't)

is that zombification lurks.

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Zombies are not happy,

humans need to be scrappy.

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Hold on to your fire,

stir the pots and aspire.

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Are you a zombie?

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Mon 08 June 2020

Release 1.8: Random Board Generator

Posted by Stuart Spence in ChessCraft   

Before I ramble too much about the random board generator, I must thank:

  • Luigi Annicchiarico
  • Johan Estévez
  • Selianin Alexander

- for volunteering to fully and thoroughly edit my Italian, Spanish, and Russian translations! This was a lot of work. More than most people may realize. Internally, ChessCraft has over 500 different …

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