an in-between move

Cool kids read The Bellman.


Don't read this blog!

I mean, thanks for dropping by my little corner of the blogospheric backwaters, but the blog you should be reading is The Bellman. The stuff I post there is much, much less likely to be imbued with dormitive powers.


[German, from zwischen, intermediate + zug, move

Literally an "in-between move". A move in a tactical sequence is called a zwischenzug* when it does not relate directly to the tactical motif in operation. |source|

image copyright TWIC

From this position, black played a zwischenzug: 19…d5
(Linares 2002, 1-0)


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David Rowland studies philosophy at the University of Illinois - Urbana / Champaign, where he's an active member of the Graduate Employees Organization. He used to play a lot of chess, but wasn't all that good. He has a blog. And email.



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Normativity and morality
Political intuitions
A Google star is born
What it is, what it was, and what it shall be
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Objectivity and morality


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some folks I know

Mark Dilley
a daily dose of architecture
Safety Neal
January Girl
mimi jingcha
Hop, Skip, Jump
ambivalent imbroglio
Brooke & Lian


some blogs I read

strip mining for whimsy
It's Matt's World
School of Blog
Fall of the State
Dru Blood
Echidne of the Snakes
Colossal Waste of Bandwidth
Running from the Thought Police
Bionic Octopus


some philosoblogs

Fake Barn Country
Freiheit und Wissen


some labor blogs

Confined Space
Working Life
Dispatches From the Trenches
Labor Blog
Eric Lee


some A-list blogs

This Modern World
Matthew Yglesias
Andrew Sullivan
Political Animal
The Volokh Conspiracy


some other links

Rule 33
This Week in Chess
War Nerd
National Priorities Project
Bible Gateway
Internet Archive
A Weekly Dose of Architecture
Orsinal: Morning Sunshine
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Safety Sign Builder
Get Your War On


some philosoblogging

Six views about reasons
Seidman on reflection and rationality
And another thing
Tiffany's argument for strong internalism
Internalism v. Externalism
What do internalists believe anyway?
Rationalism and internalism
The experimental method in philosophy
Advertising to children
On moral skepticism
A linguistic argument
More on Williams
Williams on reasons
General and particular
Normativity and morality
Political intuitions
What it is, what it was, and what it shall be
Objectivity and morality
Thinking revolution
Abortion and coercion
Moore on torture
On the phenomenology of deliberation
Even more Deliberation Day
more Deliberation Day
Deliberation Day run-down
He made a porch for the throne where he might judge, cont.
He made a porch for the throne where he might judge
Every shepherd is an abomination
Droppin' H-bombs
ad hominem

Tuesday, August 17, 2004


Blogger blog blogging

I'm not really sure why I've kept this blog here on blogger instead of following the cool kids over to moveable type. Ok, that's not true. I am sure and it has a lot to do with price and laziness. That aside, I agree with more than a few of the snide comments that the MT kids make. I mean, what's up with the permalinks anyway? Why do they only sort of work? And the new comment system? A disaster. I'll stick with HaloScan, thank you very much.*

On the other hand, I'm reasonably confident that things will get better now that Google is bankrolling the whole shebang. In fact, I'm pretty sure that things have been getting better in fits and starts.

The latest innovation is that the banner ad is gone and has been replaced by a navbar. There are more than a few skeptics** of the innovation, but I like it. For one thing, I think it makes my page look better.*** But what I really like is the next blog button in the top right corner. Talk about a valuable procrastinatory aid!

Today I found Jesus Revolution, a blog that I'm not quite sure what to think of. I can't tell from a casual perusal whether it's run by a fundamentalist or someone with more Haurerwasian leanings. I hope it's the latter.

* Actually, I've been thinking about disabling comments as part of my ignore-the-audience initiative.
** To be fair, the navbar has messed up The Squire's template.
*** And with a page this ugly, I need all the help I can get.

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