I’m male, aged 41, living in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland.

My interests include, but are not limited to: chess, history, philosophy, travel, wine, soccer, food, puerile humour, the internet and its citizens, funny things, exposing scams and charlatans, and anything that happens to pass my very short attention span.



  1. August 31, 2007 at 2:42 am

    Hi Shazgood.

    Very enjoyable blog, very well written, and I share many of your interests.

    If you don’t mind me making a suggestion, some readers might find it convenient to more easily select between the chess posts and the non-chess posts (irrespective of which type of posts they are most interested in). I know the tag cloud widget kind of does that, but you could also use the categories widget, with the ‘show hierarchy’ option selected, to group together all of your chess-related tags, and all of your non-chess-related tags.

    Best of luck,


  2. shazgood said,

    August 31, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks Michael for the supportive words. Your blog is endlessly amusing – I loved your books of letters and was delighted to find you’d opened a blog. Good luck with it.

    Yes, the chess issue has been mentioned before! I must get down to doing something about it. Not everyone shares the passion…:-)

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