Kids' gobans, Drago 1.45 and a problem
A scavenger webhunt finds more HNG merchandise
While reading the English blog Game Go In Russia, I ran across an interesting applet called FlashGoban (link in Russian). I've been looking for applets that would allow me to exhibit a SGF in my posts that you, the reader, could interact with but thus far I haven't found one that can be hosted on blogspot.com and is compatible with all browsers. Brad Woodard had shown me Igowalker which is promising but only works with Microsoft's Internet Explorer at this time.
Anyway, my hunt for information on FlashGoban led me to go.hobby.ru and to this shop where I found a pair of interesting magnetic kids' sets from Korea. These are obviously manufactured by Myung-In. Maybe the auctioneers at KHH Limited on eBay, or even Yutopian, should start offering these.
If you'd like to browse a translated version of any of the Russian sites, you can use Babelfish or IM Translator.
Drago 1.45 freeware now available
Gilles Arcas has updated Drago to version 1.45 and you can download it from his site. As some of you know, I use this application for studying SGFs offline and quizzing myself on Go problems.
It's been my preferred application for illustrating board positions because of its fast and convenient image file exporter. I had suggested it to wolvie (20k?) who now also uses it for her blog.
A simple life-and-death problem?
Peter Chen sent me the problem illustrated below. It looks simple, ... but is it? Black to move.