Crank it up.
I'm back! Well, ... almost.
My quarterly global conference has concluded once again and I'm absolutely exhausted. I'm functioning on just two hours of sleep. No Go tonight but I will play a game or two tomorrow.
I haven't been idle in the offline Go scene and there's a little to blog about. I'll need to save most of the stories for later days.
I'm a anxious (as in, "Suffering from anxiety") about starting up again with matches on KGS. I expect to be clobbered. I read a few more chapters of my Go books during my time offline and I think I'm suffering from a form of analysis-paralysis. I know enough about basic opening moves to know the many ways to respond, say, to an approach on a corner stone. What I lack is the experience, depth and reading ability to determine, under some circumstances, which response might yield a better result and how to play towards that result. This has been my experience when playing against GnuGo 3.7 beta in an even match at a lower strength setting.
To quote the proverb, "There is no loss in Go". It can be interpreted as a rough equivalent to Nietzche's "That which does not kill us makes us stronger". Experience is the best teacher and it's time to get back to playing.