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Chess Engine Journey Ch. 0: Let's build a Chess AI!

So at the end of last year, I started getting more interested in chess. I began playing online, studying puzzles, watching videos, and generally getting engaged in the chess space. Because of this, my recommendations on YouTube started to feature quite a lot of chess related content. That’s how I stumbled upon a video by Sebastian Lague, in which he tries to make a “Chess AI” to play against. I thought that it looked like a fun thing to try, and since I was looking for a coding side-project for a while now, I decided to give it a shot....

September 26, 2021 · 4 min · Dominik Ágh
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Dealing with Burnout, or How I found motivation once again.

(this turned out a bit long - TL;DR at the end.) During these last few months (Summer/Fall 2020), I found myself in an emotional, (and motivational) slump. Considering the state the world is in, it probably comes as no surprise, but combined with a few developments at work, it resulted in me having next to no drive to solve issues and feeling more and more depressed about the whole situation....

October 8, 2020 · 8 min · Dominik Ágh