Tuesday, May 2, 2023


Serendipitous opportunities happen to anyone, at any time.

Here are some examples of serendipitous opportunities:

* Meeting a soul-mate

* Finding a dream job

* Traveling to an exotic destination

* Winning the lottery

* Getting a promotion at work

* Starting a new business

* Writing and publishing a book

* Making a humanitarian difference in the world

These are just a few examples, and there are many other serendipitous possibilities out there. The important thing is to keep an open mindset and be open to them and be willing to take risks. If you keep your eyes open and your heart open, you never know what might happen.

Serendipitous encounters come as an avalanche. They hit everyone, at any time. Be prepared for them and to be willing to take advantage of them when they come your way.

Here are some skillset tips for encountering serendipitous events:

* Be open to new experiences.

* Search to meet new people.

* Travel to new places.

* Try new things.

* Be willing to take risks.

* Be patient.

* Believe in yourself.


Serendipitous lead-ins occur to everyone, at any time and everywhere.

Be prepared for them and to be willing to take advantage of them when they come your way.


Serendipity can lead to personal growth by providing unexpected and positive opportunities for learning and development. Serendipitous events can help individuals to discover new interests, passions, and talents that they may not have otherwise explored. For example, a chance encounter with a stranger could lead to a new job opportunity or a new friendship that opens up new possibilities for personal growth. Serendipity can also help individuals to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by presenting them with unexpected challenges and opportunities. By embracing serendipity and being open to new experiences, individuals can expand their horizons and develop new skills and perspectives that can lead to personal growth and fulfillment. In summary, serendipity can lead to personal growth by providing unexpected and positive opportunities for learning, development, and self-discovery.

Serendipity is a term used to describe the occurrence of fortunate events or happy accidents that lead to unexpected discoveries, insights or opportunities. The word was first coined by writer and politician Horace Walpole in 1754, after the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes were always making discoveries by accident.


Serendipitous events can happen in various aspects of life, from scientific discovery and artistic inspiration to personal relationships and career advancement. They often occur when one is open-minded, curious and willing to take risks, as well as when one has knowledge and experience in a particular field. Some famous examples include Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin through observing mold growth, or the creation of Post-It Notes by scientists trying to develop a strong adhesive.

In modern times, technology has played an increasing role in facilitating serendipity through algorithms designed to recommend content based on user preferences or location, which can lead to surprising connections and discoveries online. However, some argue that relying too heavily on algorithms and data-driven decision-making may reduce opportunities for serendipity and creative problem-solving.

The Three Princes of Serendip

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023



Bing Search knows Chess. Google knows bank tellers.

With the ongoing struggle for perfection where Microsoft released to the public its new query AI, aka, chatGPT, it occurred to me to compare Bing search engine to Google search engine.

I used an esoteric question taken out from the world of Chess and Chess problems, known only to exclusive group of chess problems experts.
I presented to each search engine the same question:
“What is Lender Combinations?”

I started with Google. The answer was:

A combination loan is two separate mortgage loans granted by the same lender to the same borrower. Combination loans can fund the construction of a new home or purchase an existing property. Choosing a combination loan may allow borrowers to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI).

Combination Loan Definition - Investopedia


Next I asked Microsoft Bing same question. And the correct answer was:

The novelty was introduced by the now famous Israeli chess composer Baruch Lender, (1913-1994). It was published in 1979 as a two-mover showing, for the first time, a combination of exchanged key and threat with mates in both passes. According to the definition this is actually the combination of themes: Reversal and le Grand.




The correct answer came from Bing - drawn directly from the source domain name. Lender Combinations is a brand name. It is an explicitly registered domain name. Google failed mentioning it even though it is indexed through Google’s Blogger and the domain name is registered through Google/domains.

My guess is that Microsoft Bing already has embedded some enhancing algorithmic elements that are based on GPT3.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023




Serendipity is the realization of a fortunate event through sagacious observation.

Serendipity is the personal mirror by which we see ourselves. When we consider ourselves lucky we mean to say that we encountered serendipity.

Intelligent Serendipiters are folks attentive to their surroundings. They use their perceptive abilities and interact with their environment as soon as they recognize its distinctive novel characteristics.

How do they do it?

The Intelligent Serendipiter knows that serendipity is not a goal. It is not an aim, nor is serendipity a tool.

Serendipity is a talent. It is awareness - a faculty. You can’t exercise serendipity and you can’t run out of serendipity.

Be at all times aware of serendipity and it will be there with you. Serendipity can’t be earned and can’t be purchased.  Serendipity is the milieu.

Next, they who are aware of serendipity - recognize their wishes and desires.

Serendipity is intelligence that exists in the sagacious human. With awareness and intelligence the perceptive person sees through the haze of life their interests, desires and wishes.
The Intelligent Serendipiter connects all the scattered dots that they see into a meaningful image. The Intelligent Serendipiter sees a bridge where others see gaping hole. Charles Darwin connected thousands of dots that he collected during his travels into an evolution theory.

Serendipity by awareness implies that a solution exists in the realm of certainty. Certainty is - the proof of the solution. The solution is there waiting for the problem that it is predestined to solve.

How to? Be exposed to the environment surrounding you. The solution is right there, waiting to be accepted for what it is.

Serendipity is the epitome of the passion for discovery.

Ask Galileo Galilei. The four moons of Jupiter were waiting for Galileo to notice them.

Ask Elon Musk - who perceives necessities waiting to be fulfilled.

Serendipity is not luck. It is character – talent and aptitude.

 El tiempo de serendipia.

Changalang is a town in India. Serendip is the old name of Sri Lanka.


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Thursday, June 23, 2022


 Due to high demand on the electricity supply grid there are power failures during summer days. Wait until a million electric vehicle charging stations added to the faltering grid.


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Monday, June 20, 2022




The Just shall live by his faith

The Jerk lives by his folly

The Just shall live by his faith goes back 2700 years ago to Habakkuk 2:4, then repeated twice by St. Paul: Romans 1:17 & Galatians 3:11.


The Just man is a “righteousness” man, (tzedekah) and “justice” (mishpat). He is attuned to the right thing and actually does it. “Tzedaka” is charity.  Hence the Just man is a righteous charitable man.

Who is the Jerk?  In America it is an annoying, stupid or foolish person.

A person can only be a Just or a Jerk.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022




A useful idiot is a term for a person that propagandizes for a cause without comprehending the cause’s goals, and is cynically used by the cause's leaders.

Useful idiots don’t use their mind to exercise critical thinking.

Useful idiots are not aware that they are useful idiot.
Or else, if a useful idiot would know that they are used as a useful idiot they would break out from their useful idiot status.



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Sunday, March 27, 2022




Mysticism in Chess Created by Baruch Lender: The Single Idea That Changed Chess Composition Forever.

This is a blog about the great mind behind the Lender Combinations.

One of the most interesting combinations in chess composition is the one with reversed key.

 The idea of reversing a key is simple: instead of moving a piece to attack or to cover a square, we can move it away from the square.

The novelty was introduced by the now famous Israeli chess composer Baruch Lender, (1913-1994). It was published in1979 as a two-mover showing, for the first time, a combination of exchanged key and threat with mates in both passes.

According to the definition this is actually the combination of themes: Reversal and le Grand.

Despite the originality of thematic paradox, his composition was not adequately rewarded in tourney, and therefore this new combination remained unnoticed for a while.   

The only consolation for the inventor is if the invention becomes recognizable by his or her name as was the case with the “Reversal+le Grand” blend which is nowadays known as the Lender Combinations.

The recognition and the glory came many years later by many other chess problems.


The question posited: is it a Combination or a Paradox?

One answer was: Reverser Grand Contradiction. This blog points to - around the rare but amusing and fascinating series of moves that surprisingly looks like they shouldn't work.

Is the idea of exchanging the key in chess a combination or a paradox? In my opinion, it is an innovative combination. How did I reach this conclusion? A key's objective of duties is to defend a specific square. The key moves with the intent to attack and/or defend a receiver of threat from an enemy piece positioned on a particular square. If we move the key away from that original square leaving an exposed square, thus creating a threatening mate if we don’t

In the a publication (On the Threshold of a New Era in Chess Composition), we discovered that there are only 9 key-definitions.

We have shown that by combining these keys with different threats, it is possible to build many new types of combinations.   In fact, all of the chess combination themes are based on this idea.

In future blogs we will explain this point by showing how a specific key-definition may be combined with a threat to create new types of combinations.  We will show that only one or two themes are needed to create all other types of combinations.


The Original Lender Combination


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