Newsletter signup problems
I got some emails from people recently who were having problems signing up for my email newsletter, and that some of the links in my emails were not working correct.
The company that I use to send my e-mail newsletter, aWeber, recently had a DDoS (Denial of Service) attack. Here is a letter from AWeber’s CEO Tom Kulzer regarding this attack: http://status.aweber.com/
The problems appear to be fixed now. Thanks to everyone who let me know about it, and contacted me!
Update: As of 8:40pm Mountain Standard Time Friday night Feb 28, aWeber is getting hit again with another denial of service attack! So this means the links below are not going to work, and the email signups will not work, etc. I will check again in the morning to see if they have it fixed. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can add you manually, once they have everything up and running again.
Second Update: March 1, 2014 – looks like they have it up and running again
Recent e-mail newsletters
Speaking of newsletters, here are a couple that I sent out recently:
This features an amazing tactic that Jules Carter sent to me
some great comments from Larry Wutt, and a famous (in Colorado) chess tactic from the game Brian Wall vs Larry Wutt, where Larry missed a forced mate.
Wardrobe Malfunction: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/5bFWb/h/Tactics_Time_Chess_Newsletter_.htm
Some comments about the Winter Olympics, and chess players making excuses
Three tactics in this one, and some news and notes
So if you haven’t signed up yet for the e-mail newsletter, these should give you a taste of what you are missing! Remember, they are totally free, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Most of the newsletters are not available online, and you can only read them by subscribing.
Life of a King
I watched the movie “Life of a King” a week ago – it is available now from Netflix – really enjoyed it! Great acting from Cuba Gooding Jr. Based on a true story. The film tells the true story of Eugene Brown, an ex-con who starts a chess club for inner-city youths in Washington, D.C..
Amazon Match Book
Tactics Time is now enrolled in the new Amazon “Match Book” program!