The Software Mills


Holland Mills

Software & Information Technology

Resume:    Word DOC format     Web HTML Format

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
        The Addict (musical setting of the poem by Anne Sexton)
Scores - Chamber Music
Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heaven (clarinet quartet, 1987-88)
Holland Mills (cello quartet, 1985-86)

Chess Endeavors

By far the simplest freeware Windows application for viewing PGN files--the dominant text file format for chess games--is Winboard 4.2.7.
The only issue is the hideous initial color scheme, which one can easily fix in a few minutes at most.

I returned to competitive Correspondence Chess in September 2013, opting to play in the ICCF.  The ICCF was established shortly after the Second World War, and recently crowned their 29th World Champion.  Further, their roots go back to 1928.

My first CC tournament—using postcards—was in the USCF's 1985 Golden Knight's Tournament, scoring +5=1-0 and advanced to the second round.

My better games of 2014, three correspondence and one speed chess game, can be found here.

IT Products and Resources

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

NEW License I need for new machines I live on.

NEW XP Hack: how to make a simple registry to trick your XP machine into thinking it's running a slightly different version of XP, and consequently get updates through 2019.

Personal Touchstones

Performing Live at Sunfest 1984
    North Bennington VT, mid-May 1984 (Saturday between noon and 2pm in front of the College's Commons, either the 12th or 19th)

Nope Nope Nope - Sesame Street [WMV] short 1969 Muppets segment which became a childhood favorite

You Have 0 Friends - South Park [external video link] my feelings about Facebook and social networking in general

Character Strengths and Virtues (hajm adaptation March 2009):    RTF format     Web HTML Format
    Character Strengths and Virtues - original (Peterson & Seligman):    RTF format     Web HTML Format : my old website, launched April 1997 as archived 2 Feb 1998.  Notable:

        Treatise on Chess Tactics, second edition

        Coverage of Kasparov vs. Deeper Blue, March 1997

NB: The featured chess game viewing applet, with its unique popup-window
    for variations, was written in 1997.  Sun has institutionalized problems with
    Java's evolution since that time.  Consequently, some features are partially
    broken, particularly the ability to scroll through the text annotations.

    A revamped online chessgame viewer with similar features and
    fresh analysis is on the list, but not scheduled due to much more
    urgent priorities.

Coming Later

1.  Commentary on investigating Erik T. Mueller's ThoughtTreasure source code, made publicly available and downloaded from c. 2001, with particular focus on targeting MS-Windows' OS series.
2.  New music.

with additional contributions from

Patricia J. Mills

Holland Alexander Jagentowicz Mills
aka KlangenFarben, hajm, klang, james_braun_gottvater_der_seele
     rejected by the OEIS due to nature of source number of transform:
     %S 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 %N Binary splitting

Alpha Version - Revision History
saturday22apr2017 Touch to ensure continued access to content.
thursday20aug2015 Added links to content--xpad license, hacking XP to get updates through 2019.
fri15aug2015 Cleaned up "Chess Endeavors" section, no substance added.
tued28jul2015 Added GodMode page; added link to said page to home page. Changed "Coming Soon" to "Coming Later". Fixed massive formatting error due to lack of a end-blockquote markup.
weds22jul2015 Updated Revision History just due to loss of AKROLAPTOP, replaced by AKROANNA.
mon1jun2015 Just updated front page to add "Alpha Version - " to the Revision History.
sun18jan2015 Added game viewer link as well as new games page.
weds17dec2014 Just checked logged in to ensure accessiblity prior to (i) updating resume and (ii) providing chess game viewer (to be implemented using JavaScript only) as well as some of my better ICCF games and positions (i.e. best decoy of 2014--introduction should explain what a decoy is, with Show Hint, Show Solution, Try Solution). The JS chess game viewer (project name DSA ["dier SchachenAnsicht" => "commanding view of chess"]) will be employed for STEAM 2015.
thurs11sept2014 Finished the chess section that can be referenced in mailing lists.
web10sept2014 Added Staak game in /schach, resurrecting the Chess Endeavors section, and announced the win on Google+.
wed13aug2014 Revised (cut) coming soon links. Created private dirs for BTT client and ICCF.
sat01mar2014 Added coming soon links.
fri29dec2013 Removed current chess links.
thurs22dec2011 As the links to PJM's Dan's Papers have become obsolete, until I scan the articles they are commented out.
sun13nov2011 subsite draft 1 completed.
sun6nov2011 More editing of music files; new resume.
mon1nov2011 Finished renovation of audio file names and links to such.
sun16jul2010 Qualified's ranking; added South Park Facebook episode link.
mon17jun2010 Updated total player count and day in's ranking.
mon16jun2010 Corrected total player count and day in's ranking.
tues15jun2010 Alpha One revision d:
    First revision to main page since may2010 surgery (revisions to PJM's section were made in the meantime).
    End of CC campaign triggered new content (Chess Career section), publicizing my outstanding results.
    Re-casting of some content.
mon11may2009 Alpha One revision c: update hajm resume.
mon16mar2009 Alpha One revision b: new TSM publication: single-paqe CS&V version. Hardy copy editing for version 2 added to TSM workbench.
mon2feb2009 Alpha One revision a: re-wrote chessgame viewer applet caveat.
sun1feb2009 Alpha One: PJM separate section, uploaded old site with links to the strongest material (though the GKvDB applet may have functionality issues).
fri30jan2009 Prep for Alpha One--added old website, updated front page with links to salient material.
thurs27nov2008 Added chamber music scores section. <todo> Improve chamber music scores UI (navigation & page presentation).
        Reformatted and re-cast front page.  Added HTML version of resume.
weds26nov2008 Launched (Alpha Zero). All comments by hajm unless noted otherwise.