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YOUR MOVE: Readers Write: Member’s Edition & Choosing Your Edition

Monday August 23, 2010

MEMBER’S EDITION? “I noticed that my recent E-Journals have not included any attachments,” writes John Russell. “I wanted to make sure I am still getting the full member E-Journal version” The Member’s Edition content only appears in the Tuesday morning edition of the E-Journal, not the other, briefer editions that appear during the rest of the week as news updates are posted. If your Tuesday edition does not include Member’s Edition content — game commentaries and/or problem files — your membership may have lapsed; please email membership@usgo.org to get it updated.

CHOOSING YOUR EJ EDITION: “An article mentioned being able to change my profile to receive the Journal either weekly or daily,” writes Denis Pelletier. “How do I access my profile?” Just click on “Update your profile” at the bottom of the E-Journal and you can choose either the daily (much shorter updates several times a week) or weekly editions, as well as your preferred format.

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YOUR MOVE: Readers Write: IgoLocal Goes Viral

Monday August 2, 2010

IGOLOCAL GOES VIRAL: ”I wanted to take a moment to offer my heartfelt gratitude for your story on Igolocal in the E-Journal,” writes Chuck Thomas. “The result from the story (NEW WAY TO FIND GO PLAYERS DEBUTS 8/1 EJ) was an astounding success, with more than 150 registrations within 10 hours. The great registration flood is over, but the steady stream has begun – Igolocal has gone viral and now the users are the medium.”

YOUR MOVE: Where Are The Classifieds? Liking The New Clean Look & Love The Interactive Game Apps

Monday July 26, 2010

Where Are The Classifieds? “Is there still a classified ad section of the EJ?” writes Roy. “I can’t find it in the new format.” Yes, new classifieds appear in the daily and/or weekly editions of the E-Journal and are posted on the AGA website’s news page as well, under “Go Classified”

Liking The New Clean Look: “Just wanted to send a quick heads up to say that I really like the new clean look of the E-Journal these days,” writes Chris. “Good work!”

Love The Interactive Game Apps: “Just wanted to let you know I really love the way you have implemented the game commentaries as interactive web apps,” says Mark. “They’re great!

Mark


YOUR MOVE: Finding Member Game Commentaries; New EJ More Polished & Easy To Read

Sunday June 20, 2010

FINDING MEMBER GAME COMMENTARIES: “I just recently started receiving the AGA journal for members,” writes Denis Pelletier. “The main reason for doing so was for the commented games. How do I go about finding the commented games?” Game commentaries are marked as Member’s Edition content in the E-Journal; click on “read more” to play through the game in an online viewer or click on “link” to download the .sgf file (you’ll need an sgf reader).

NEW EJ MORE POLISHED & EASY TO READ: “Just wanted to drop you a line that this week’s E-Journal was very cool,” writes Aaron Cammarata. “It’s looking much more polished and easy to read. I enjoyed reading about the Santa Monica Coffee Cup (kudos to them for bringing some fun into the entire competition, with theme color, and coffee-themed division names! I wish I still lived down there!). Also, big time congratulations on signing Michael Redmond as a regular contributor – I’m looking forward to reading more of his thoughts in the future.”
While Aaron’s comments reflect the majority of the responses to the E-Journal’s new look, several readers have had trouble with images in the new format. There are images in the Member’s Edition (click here to subscribe) but some browsers block them and you’ll need to click on the appropriate approval (varies by browser) to view them. Non-member subscribers can see the images – along with complete reports — by clicking on “read more.”

Your Move/Readers Write: Finding Clubs In CT & NYC

Monday March 15, 2010

FINDING CLUBS IN CT & NYC: “I visited your website to see whether there is any go community in NY City or Connecticut,” writes reader Toshi Bekku. “If there are, do you have their contact information?” Click here to find local clubs anywhere in the United States. Enjoy!

YOUR MOVE: Readers Write: Go For The Blind; Missing Meijin Game; Shibumi The Movie?; Finding Sunshine

Monday November 2, 2009

GO FOR THE BLIND: In response to a recent EJ classified inquiry about blind go, a reader referred us to the British Go Association’s Go for the Blind page, which contains information on playing blind go and pictures of special go sets.

MISSING MEIJIN GAME: “I’ve been studying the Meijin matches sent through the E-Journal for this year’s title,” writes reader David Lang. Is there a reason why the 5th match never came with the E-Journal? Perhaps I missed it.” See attached; click here to download all five Meijin games.

SHIBUMI THE MOVIE?: ”I was wondering if Shibumi the movie had ever been made,” writes Heidi. “I have a friend named after the character in that book, and I’d love to get him a copy for his birthday.” According to an undated entry on Trevanian.com. “Shibumi will be turned into a movie by Warners some time soon. The project is well advanced and filming will begin soon.” While the authoritative and comprehensive Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has no reference at all to a movie version of the novel, which features go-playing assassin Nicholas Hel, the New York Times website does, listing Keanu Reeves as playing Hel, Warner Brothers as the studio and five screenwriters but no director. All in all, a bit of a mystery. Trevanian – who died in 2005 – would have been pleased.

FINDING SUNSHINE: “Greetings from the Japan Alps national park,” writes Roger Schrag, Bay area go organizer. “Had a great evening with Kaz, what a truly nice guy! Visited Nihon Kiin, Sunshine Go Club, and Ueno Go Center.” Schrag will be in Japan for two more weeks and promises a full report upon his return. Meanwhile, here’s popular EJ contributor Kaz Furuyama’s directions to the Sunshine Go Club, which the EJ reported on back in May (THE TRAVELING BOARD: The Sunshine Go Club): the club is open from 12 noon to 9p weekdays and Saturday, and noon to 8p Sundays; the club is in Sunshine Building, a 60 story-building in Ikebukuro, “But inside the building, it’s rather tricky to get there,” Kaz says. “If you speak Japanese, you could ask a person at the information desk at Sunshine Building how to get there.” The club’s phone number is 03-3989-3515. email Kaz for further details at cickazu@gmail.com

Correction: Austria, Not Australia

Monday December 22, 2008

“Pardon me, but ‘Swiss-Australian border’?” (Go Makes Linux Mag 12/16 EJ) writes Dave Tukey. “I didn’t know global warming was moving the continents around to this extent. Or have the Swiss invaded the Outback?”
Neither, as far as we know; make that the Swiss-Austrian border. Our apologies for the error and thanks to everyone who wrote in to point it out. Photographer David Cantrell also sent in this update: “In the absence of any go-playing Austrians or Swiss in our group, Switzerland was represented by Edwin Brady (2k) and Austria by me (13k),” said Cantrell. “It was a nine stone game, and Switzerland won convincingly. Which I thought was very un-neutral of them. All of the recent Linuxbierwanderungs have included go-playing, and over the years I’ve introduced a good dozen people from all over the world to the game, at least some of whom now play regularly. Geeky social events like this are a great way of introducing new people to the game.”

Correction: Austria, Not Australia

Monday December 22, 2008

“Pardon me, but ‘Swiss-Australian border’?” (Go Makes Linux Mag 12/16 EJ) writes Dave Tukey. “I didn’t know global warming was moving the continents around to this extent.  Or have the Swiss invaded the Outback?” Neither, as far as we know; make that the Swiss-Austrian border. Our apologies for the error and thanks to everyone who wrote in to point it out. Photographer David Cantrell also sent in this update: “In the absence of any go-playing Austrians or Swiss in our group, Switzerland was represented by Edwin Brady (2k) and Austria by me (13k),” said Cantrell. “It was a nine stone game, and Switzerland won convincingly.  Which I thought was very un-neutral of them.  All of the recent Linuxbierwanderungs have included go-playing, and over the years I’ve introduced a good dozen people from all over the world to the game, at least some of whom now play regularly.  Geeky social events like this are a great way of introducing new people to the game.” 

Go Classifieds Work!

Monday December 22, 2008

“Thanks, E-Journal!” writes Bob Barber. “I listed my collection of Go World magazines here, and was able to sell them to one of your many readers, this one in Argentina.” Buy, sell, or trade go stuff, plus find go players through the EJ’s free classifieds: email us today at journal@usgo.org

YOUR MOVE/Readers Write: Blackberry Go? California Dreamin’

Monday December 8, 2008

BLACKBERRY GO? “Is there software for recording games on a Blackberry?” wonders Bill. Let us know at journal@usgo.org

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: “Can you give me and name and contact for the Palo Alto and Menlo Park go clubs?” writes Joy. “We live nearby and my son is playing go online and is interested in a club.” Click here to quickly locate go clubs across the country.