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Subject: Re: Hmmmmmmm

Author: KarinsDad

Date: 15:57:25 07/26/99

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On July 26, 1999 at 18:43:23, Heiko Mikala wrote:

>I totally aggree with what Bruce said. If it is ready to play, no matter how
>weak, let it play on the servers!

Yeah, yeah, you guys just want to discover it's weaknesses. ;)

 You can't learn more to improve your engine
>than by seeing it play against humans. And it's so much fun to see it play on
>the servers :)
>...and you can always have a nice smalltalk with other programmers, even
>interesting tech-talk, and some programmers will even give you hints, they won't
>give you in a public forum like this! (just trying to convince you ;-)
>Btw., if you can let it play automatically on ICC, than you can let it play
>automatically on FICS too. It's the same protocol! In fact, you only have to
>make your engine Winboard/XBoard compatible. And maybe FICS is the better
>starting point, because it's free.

Yes, I know. The reason for one automatic and one manual is that my partner has
a server that he has connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, so we'll get one
ICC account and attach it there. I will run the manual version on FICS at my
home since I will not feel like getting a second ICC account to run it twice on
one server (and I do not want my home PC up and running a lot when I am not
there, but maybe I will run it automatically on FICS on occasion).

But at the moment, I have bigger fish to fry (I just bought a PIII 450 and
motherboard, and Win 98 crashes every 15 minutes, so I have to find out what is
causing the problem).

>Looking forward to see you and your engine there,

I was hoping end of July, but that looks doubtful. But, one day...

KarinsDad :)

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