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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Monday, August 02, 2004


Dew it to it?

I bought a 20 oz. Mountain Dew at my local convenience store this morning. I chose Mountain Dew for the usual reason -- I was looking for caffeine.

But then it occured to me that the whole Mountain Dew/caffeine thing might just be an urban legend. Since there's no percentage in drinking piss colored sugar water unless it's highly caffeinated I decided to do a little research googling. If this widely reproduced chart can be believed, then the urban legend is correct. No major brand soda is more heavily caffeinated than Mountain Dew.

Interestingly, Pepsi One is equally as caffeinated, but regular Pepsi only has 2/3 the caffeine. Also, Mountain Dew wanna bees Mellow Yellow, Kick Citrus, and Surge are slightly less caffeinated than Dew, but still in the same ballpark.

So how much caffeine is there in a Mountain Dew? Well, a 12 oz. can contains 55 mg, which puts a 20 oz. bottle at a shade under 92 mg.

In meaningful units, what this means is that a bottle of Mountain Dew delivers slightly less caffeine than a shot of espresso and about the same as a standard cup of coffee.

Disclaimer: This post should in no way be taken as an endorsement of Mountain Dew, let alone Super Dew.

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