22 March 2021

TCEC/CCC HTTP '!Command's

The tab 'TCEC/CCC Links' at the top of this page lists two different '!Command's, one for TCEC and one for CCC. Behind these small databases is a world of information about computer chess. The 'Search' command near the top the two pages is a keyword search on the content of the particular database. One of the most useful searches is 'http' (without the quotes), which brings up links to other resources on the web. Both databases yield hundreds of 'http' results:-

  • TCEC: Showing 1 to 100 of 459 entries (2,155 total entries)
  • CCC: Showing 1 to 100 of 248 entries (1,296 total entries)

Since those results represent too many directions to explore in a reasonable amount of time, better is to work with specific web domains. For example, the keyword 'youtube' yields dozens of videos (even better is 'youtu' to pick up youtu.be addresses). Many of the videos are unrelated to computer chess, but are still interesting in their own ways. I especially liked the following clip, perhaps because I lived and worked in Paris for five years.

A Trip Through Paris, France in late 1890s (6:06) • '[Published on] Mar 2, 2020'

The description starts...

Upscaled with neural networks footage from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque era, Paris, France from 1896-1900.

...and continues with a brief explanation of techniques used to create the video. With more than 5.000.000 views and 16.000 comments, the video strikes the right chord in many viewers.

Another '!Command' keyword -- related to 'http' -- worth exploring is 'chess.com'. This returns links to talkchess.com, tcec-chess.com, and of course, chess.com. Other 'http'-related keywords I looked at were 'wiki', 'github', 'google', 'discord', 'twitch', 'lichess', 'chessprogramming', and 'patreon'.

I could spend hours exploring those directions. Maybe I'll come back to them another time.

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