Couple of minor developments on the scorch front. First, I have a rough flowchart whipped up. There are likely flaws in this chart, but I wanted to quickly get my thoughts diagrammed out. PDF, or Graphviz/DOT.
I've thought a lot in the past about correspondence chess, and the current state of such. There are a number of online solutions, most of them not so great.
Twitter-based ChessTweets is my current favorite solution (anyone who wants a fight, @brhfl) although the constant barrage of DMs from the system does get somewhat irritating. I use the somewhat clumsy XBoard with a variety of engines for the sake of analysis, but using it for correspondence is far from ideal. This task seems the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that less is more, and create a CLI interface which acts as a somewhat dumb client for displaying a board and interpreting moves. While I will probably never actually code this, I hope that perhaps I will some day, and I will call it scorch for Simple Correspondence Chess.