CCM Holland Mills

Chess Endeavors

    Correspondence Chess Master, 2022    Certificate

Ratings; for the games rated for a given quarter, click on Details on the right hand side of the rating period.
The refreshed page will show the games at the bottom of the page; click Replay on the right hand side of the game listing to view or download the game.

FIDE's Laws of Chess (effective 1 January 2023)

Chess symbols in Unicode

7 piece tablebase; further, the FEN of the requested position is embedded in the generated URL.

The Najdorf Sicilian: a guide for Black.  (PDF)  (PGN)

Practical Rook Endings by Mednis

ChessBase Complete by Jon Edwards, 32nd ICCF World Champion

Chess Fever: a 1925 Soviet short rom-com where the game of chess assumes the role of the other woman.
    Features the only footage of J.R. Capablance I know of.

Music Portfolio

Not Easy Listening: The Best of Holland Mills 1983-1991 [MP3s, WAVs and artwork in ZIP archive]
     Selections [MP3 or WAV]:
        Holland Mills (cello quartet)
            Live, Walpurgisnacht, Wednesday 30 April 1986
        Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heaven (clarinet quartet)
        The Addict (musical setting of the poem by Anne Sexton)
        La Adivinadora—The Sea (brass quartet)
        Cinders & Smokeshadows (solo cello)
Scores - Chamber Music
Holland Mills (cello quartet, 1985-86)
Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heaven (clarinet quartet, 1987-88)
The Fifty Heaviest Riffs

Software and Information Technology


Resources and Tools

Customize File Explorer and set view as the default in Windows

GodMode: how to deploy a fixed-UI Control Panel with minute control over the system on any machine running Windows 7-10

DeskPins allows the "pinning" of a window to the top of the screen

How to password protect zip files

Textpad - far and away the best text editor for Windows

Symbols ready for copying to the clipboard

    quantum random number generator for
    seeding pseudo-random number generators

Circumvent paywalls

Monitor website changes

Another website monitor

Online Image Editor

Online Tools:  supporting PDF, video, image, URLs

NEW  PDF Tools

NEW PineTools:  free online tools for Math, Text, Calendar, Numbers, Colors and much more

Ginormous list of useful websites

Given image, removes the background

Given image, change the background

Top PDF-to-Doc Converters

Free OCR:

I had a good experience with the Wonderfox Video Converter

Online video converter

4k downloader—free video downloader



Library of Congress' audio collection

Cartoons Online

Looney Tunes Golden Collection

A contemporary history of π (pi)

Sports Streams

Personal Touchstones

with additional contributions from

Patricia J. Mills

The image used as the browser icon as well as the top of this page and throughout this website, original music, and original software are copyright © 2022 by Holland Alexander Jagentowicz Mills
aka KlangenFarben, hajm, klang
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