I'm Mike Malveaux, hilltopgo on IGS, KGS, and L19. (I was wegobad and TakeNGive for some years, but those screen-names are retired.) My age is nearing 50, and I've been playing Go about twenty-five years, on and off. I live in Tacoma (near Seattle), where I get to play pretty often (yay!). My AGA rating is -4.
I'm much less active here than I used to be, but I take initial blame for: Where would you play?; Organizing a Tournament/Discussion; Go at the Olympics; Making Go More Popular; and some of Teaching methods, particularly First Capture.
I maintained an archive of the AGA EJournal for a time; and I did a few reviews for the GTL, and added a bit to Go Problems. I have some Go-themed t-shirts for sale through CafePress. If anyone wants to print them locally, contact me and I'll send you high-res PNGs.
I helped with the 2005 U.S. Go Congress (mostly the logo) in Tacoma Washington. I attended the 2006 U.S. Go Congress in North Carolina (placed 2nd in the 6k band), and the 2007 U.S. Go Congress in Pennsylvania (where I didn't play many games, but got to record for several strong players, including Feng Yun). I attended the 2008 U.S. Go Congress in Oregon, but only for a couple days. I attended the 2011 U.S. Go Congress in Santa Barbara, CA, where I helped with the U.S. Open -- quite the learning experience, that was!
bugcat: Since this is one of the oldest articles on SL, some commentary is necessary on the state of the links on the page in 2021.
I've left the links as they are in the body, for now.
1. The AGA rating URL has already been changed in 2015, from the old (agagd.usgo.org/Player_Card.php?&key=10283) to the new (agagd.usgo.org/player/10283) format.
2. The GTL ceased activity in 2016, but "the archive will remain online for the forseeable future". The link to Mike's game reviews, though, has changed from http://gtl.xmp.net/reviews/view-online.php3?title=Reviews%20by%20malveaux&query=where%20r_name%20=%20'malveaux' to the simpler https://gtl.xmp.net/members/info?p_key=458.
4. goproblems.com is still active. The link http://goproblems.com/userpublic.html?uid=8 to Mike's contributions, however, appears to have been lost to time. The content might still be accessible on the site, but I can't find it. It was last archived in 2007.
5. It's not clear that a link to the CafePress T-shirt shop was ever given, only one to the CafePress site. There may have been one in an older version of the page.
7. The current official location of US Congress content is https://www.gocongress.org/. It only has information on Congresses from 2011 on, though.
9. A link is given to 2006 US Congress content at http://www.gocongress06.org. This address now redirects to http://www.trianglegoclub.org/gocongress06/index.htm.
10. There's no record of a "gocongress07.org" in the Internet Archive, which I checked out of curiosity. It probably never existed. The link given is to the aforementioned congress.usgo.org.
12. The 2011 US Congress is linked to gocongress.org. This is fine, but there is a more exact link https://www.gocongress.org/2011.
13. RGG is given the link http://www.igoweb.org/~pahle/go-faq/. The site igoweb.org seems to have possibly disappeared a couple of years ago. This page is an FAQ list. You can view it in the archive (last snapshotted in 2003), but the RGG FAQ has its own Sensei's pages so there isn't really any point.