Times and Seasons is my main way of wasting time these days, but I do have other vices, one of them being chess. I don’t really have anything to say about this topic, but I am interested in finding some people interested in playing correspondence chess. You can do this over the internet these days. Essentially, you have a board on a website where you make your moves. When you make a move it is emailed to your opponent, he visits the board at his convience and makes a move and so on. It is a nice way of playing at a relaxed pace. If anyone is interested in a game, please email me at noman-at-sidley-dot-com.
I generally play chess against a computer, which is a bit depressing as the computer wins about 90 percent of the time. I am hoping to get a group of actual human beings who would be interested in playing. Of course, I will probably still lose 90 percent of the time.