Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Happy Birthday to our 5 year old Go Club, Saarto!

Hehe, I seem to have a habit of being constantly inconstant when it comes to writing. Well, it doesn't mean I've been out of the game. In a matter of fact, I've had a lot happen locally in and around the game of Go while not having written about it so much. Sorry about the inactivity. I'll promise to try keep at it more from now on. Since I created the Steemit connection, it might even prove more fun.

Anyway, on with the story...

As the title suggests, five years back Today, on Tuesday 7th of February in 2012, our club (spearheaded by yours truly) officially opened its doors at Koulutuskeskus Salpaus' Culture Centre. From the get-go we had almost 10 participants, and while we've eventually had to move out from the school premises, and occasionally to change our meeting times, we've gladly stayed alive all that time. The faces and places might've changed, but we kept on playing. And quite frankly, we've managed to pull almost spotless record of weekly games.

To top this all, we've even hosted two Summer Go tournaments! Whee!

For this, we are now enjoying festivities and some treats for a job well done next Saturday. We are gathering to the clubhouse of our apartment buiding, bringing our kids along, order pizza and refreshers and spend the day having fun, playing games, discussion and mingle. And my wife Vera promised to bake us a cake. I am positive it'll turn out to be a fun day.

Yep, that's all for today. I had hoped I could had added pics here, but didn't have any accessible today, because I have recently had an UTF-8 breakdown on my harddrive and the OS won't let me access those directories, so this will have to do. Sorry about that... I'll add pictures later then.


P.s. We are on lookout for new players.

If you would like to come play with us, please meet us weekly on Wednesdays starting at 17:00. We play at the Bar Hiidenkivi on Ratakatu 28, Lahti.

P.p.s. I'm now 7 kyu. (Hoping to be 6kyu 1dan really soon.

P.p.p.s. Follow us on Twitter @ WimGoban. I'll be possibly be adding some new links to the sidebar soon.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Some changes on the blog

I've recently joined a blogchain network Steem, through a site called Steemit. It's a network built on a blockchain, like the Bitcoin currency. Steem rewards its users for posts by giving out its own cryptocurrency for highly voted content.

So... To make things easier for myself I have now connected the World is my Goban blog to Steem through Streemian (another Steem service) so that all my Go blog posts get automatically syndicated to my Steem(it) feed. Now isn't that fancy?

Good. Now that I've got the financial stuff handled, I might as well start blogging about Go again. I think before the weekend I'll have something up. So be seeing ya with another post then.


Token: c7f513b175043252


Wednesday, 5 October 2016


Just a test. My Twitch stream


Monday, 31 August 2015


Just a little something I shot a while back: photo of a goban I once saw being made.

You can click the picture and visit my Flickr album to see all my other photos. Not much more to report this time. I've been a bit busy with my kids having started their fall semester and all those other activities that go with it. I'll probably need to start planning for Miro's 5 year birthday parties too.

Oh, and I'm now established as 7 kyu EGF. Cool. It took a while, but I guess I can do better. Next step 6 kyu.

(Embedding images from Flickr is a pain, anyone know how to easily add them?)


Friday, 24 July 2015

Big day tomorrow.

Hi again.

I haven't been writing for a couple of days, because I've been trying to get over a summer flu or heyfever or something that's been clogging up my sinuses lately, and also trying to prepare myself for the tournament we are hosting tomorrow. It's going to be an early wake up so I'll be hitting the bed quite soon now. It wouldn't do to play tired, after all.

Just sayin' I'm so going to get beaten this time, being a mere 7 kyu or whatever, going up against some 1 to 3 dan players.

Wish me luck! :)