Wesley So Officially in the Top 10 of the November 2014 FIDE Ratings List

It’s official, GM Wesley So made it to the Top 10 in the November 2014 FIDE Ratings List.

Wesley So Top 10

The sad news, however, is that Wesley So now officially bears the US flag, and not the Philippines. But we still cling to the fact that he’s still Filipino at heart:

I am a proud Filipino, always will be a Filipino at heart, and never forget where I came from. I am thankful for all the support in the past.

— Wesley So in Chessdom interview

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Why the Need for a “Fair Use Policy?”

I don’t understand the need for a “Fair Use Policy” (FUP). No, I’m not even referring to Smart and Globe’s “unlimited” internet misrepresentation.

According to Globe’s website:

This policy allows us to maintain the quality of our mobile internet service and give all Globe customers a fair opportunity to enjoy our network.

Mobile surfing offers from Globe are generally meant for emailing, browsing and search activities. Customers who frequently use file-sharing software or download large files are usually the ones affected by our policy. Media streaming and downloading of torrents also contribute to the excessive use of bandwidth capacity.

If that truly is their intention, why not make users pay for what they actually use, instead of offering “unlimited” and capping them just the same.

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I thank the guest bloggers

guest-bloggerDisclaimer: This is not yet the end of Deuts.NET. This site is nowhere near that end.

Deuts.NET has been in existence for quite some time now — more than 8 years. Along the way, I had friends who willingly helped and contributed to the success (I would like to believe that way) of this site. Thus, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them.

Shout out goes to Raymond, Sherwin, Marky and Cliff. Do check their posts after the jump »

Here’s Hoping for an iPod Touch 128GB

Apple quietly drops iPod Classic from its online store.

iPod Classic

I do have an iPod Classic I bought in mid-2007. It was my first Apple product purchase. I don’t recall what Gen it was, but it was the 80GB version. Although software and hardware indicate it needs to retire, I can’t let go of it just yet because my Music Library in my iTunes alone is worth around 50GB, which can’t fit the 64GB iPod Touches and iPhones especially when scores of apps are already installed. Continue reading Here’s Hoping for an iPod Touch 128GB

Turning Idle Times into Productive Times

What do you do to turn idle times into productive times? Say you’re waiting in line to see the dentist or doctor, or for whatever reason.

At this day and age, good thing we have our smartphones and tablets with us. Of course, you can’t do office works on their meager screens, but at least it is an opportunity to catch up on some readings.

kindle

Aside from the Kindle app, I also have the Pocket app where long articles have been saved for offline reading, especially if I’m waiting at a place without a decent internet connection. Otherwise, I’ll browse my Feedly feeds and Facebook and Twitter to catch some mainstream news, or play some top notch online poker.

What about you? What do you do to turn idle into productive times?

Wesley So in Tata Steel Masters 2014

No, chesshive.com is not totally gone.

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Photo courtesy of Tata Steel Chess 2014

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Manalo, matalo, kay Wesley So tayo!

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