Tue 24 Mar 2020: playing online Go

What I would normally consider grotesquely unacceptable infringements of civil liberties are coming in. However, one of the legitimate functions of a liberal government is the prevention of the spread of disease, as that is not something that individuals can do. Provided that the restrictions are time-limited I can tolerate them.

On a more personal note, I was planning on going to the pub to play Go against a friend. Obviously we couldn’t do that in person, so decided to play online. For a great many games, online play works just fine for the game itself, but is terribly lacking for the social side of gaming. Thankfully, there is Google Hangouts, a simple (if rather basic) video calling application that Just Works and doesn’t require any extra software beyond a modern web browser. As a result we had a good time.