BlueStar wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:37 pm
As I mentioned, I've been eyeing your progress on TalkChess, and enjoy seeing the progress you are making with Rustic. Can't wait to play you eventually. If even if Rustic ends up being 20 times faster.
I'd love to. I hope you're still making progress?
In my case, Rustic has been on hold for some time. I'm not stuck writing the engine, but I have a vision problem. My eye sight is 35% at the best of time, in only my right eye. (My left eye only has 7% vision since birth.) I'm awaiting a cataract surgery for my right eye at the moment (even though I'm not even CLOSE to an age you'd expect a cataract surgery to be necessary). My vision is exceedingly poor at this time. I can BARELY get through an 8 hour working day and I'm basically wasted in the evening.
The one thing I'm now doing (after some rest after I get home), is building my own custom PicoChess image. ( https://groups.google.com/g/picochess
) It requires only to tinker a bit on the Linux comamnd line, and I know exactly what to do. I can break this up in tiny parts until the image is done... it's only taking me two weeks now instead of half a day. (I intend it to be the basis for my own personal Rustic Chess Computer, in combination with a DGT board.)
This image will be free/open source of course, as it's based on all open source stuff. The only thing you'll need is a Raspberry Pi (any model, except for maybe the A types... I've not yet seen anyone install PicoChess on that one), a DGT chess board and pieces (USB or Bluetooth), and the DGT3000 clock, and you'll have your own chess computer. The DGT board and pieces are not cheap, but great to play on. (And they did introduce a cheaper, somewhat smaller, plastic version; not as DeLuxe as the fully wooden boards and pieces, but it works fine.)
The surgery will be end of next month, and then I'll need about a month of recovery time including having new prescription glasses measured up and waiting for those. If all is well, I'd be back to normal in the beginning of October this year.
I assume Rustic's development will be on halt until at least that time.
(You, and others, may have noticed that I'm not really posting in this forum much in the last two months; and now you know why.)