sjanes71: What're "nightshade-related veggies"? And have you actually lost weight on this diet, or just sleep? :)
footrot: Hope you get to bone that chick. Thanks for sharing.
baueran: Checked out Agoris VERY briefly... a couple of quick comments (which you probably are already aware of). Textchess could be improved by understanding algebraic notation (d4, instead of X1: 4 Y1: 2 X2: 4 Y2: 4), or by simply being compatible with Tim Mann's xboard protocol. Agoris might benefit from having even a very small, naive opening library (the search space of an opening chess position is extremely broad, and not even really that interesting from a computational/algorithmic perspective). And I don't know if I missed it, but it would be interesting to see a document on how your scoring/search algorithms work. Thanks! :)
whytheluckystiff: Dude, I'm so sorry about your dog. That's not self-pity at all. I have a young dog who I'd be very sad to lose (my wife and I very much think of him as our kid -- it's almost freakish). Best wishes.