I must say that on more than one occasion he's spent hours on a particular 'solution' only to find out, upon return here, that he'd set the position up incorrectly..sorry about mentioning that Ray
The last time I utilised a mini board here it certainly paid dividends but since I've given in to an LCD screen I've found eye strain not an issue...wish I'd have gone the LCD route much earlier, they very much ease that issue, but hey.
I utilise the notebook feature v heavily, and back it up with email, I find 'useful' comments made during the previous visit immediately aids the game..I can still take an additional 10mins to be content however. Rarely never, no matter how appealing that initial board viewing is, will I move in less than 5min intervals, more usual is 10 through 30. Fast is fast but seconds to move here is madness, to me that'd be fatal...I've done so in a minute or so on so few occaisions I can count on one hand, I was ill, what more can I say