Archive for March, 2008

Mar 28 2008

Eating Disorders, FTW

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Amy: zoe comes running out of the bathroom, yelling “i put it in the toilet”
Amy: which ofcourse means irunto see WHAT she put in the toilet, and there isnothing there
Amy: she runs in, says “i’ll show you”, and proceeds to pretend to gag into the toilety
Me: so you being pregnant is turning our daughter anorexic?
Amy: bulemic, dear
Me: whatever, I have neither (as evident by my increasing waistline)

Aren’t 2 year olds cute? Well, she’s not quite 2 (her bday is at the end of May), but she’s an overachiever. And yes, I’m willing to admit my complete ignorance when it comes to eating disorders. Other than getting kids to eat certain foods, I haven’t had to worry about that so far with our kids.

And before any of you getting down on me for making light of Amy’s morning sickness, let me just say from past experience, it isn’t going away any time soon (or at least soon enough) so we might as well try and laugh about it.

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Mar 27 2008

And It Begins… The End

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Last weekend while at the inlaws, we decided that was our point of no return. A decision was to be made of the daycare’s future. Thee decision.

It had been a long time coming. We had always had hopes to some day be without the daycare all along. But it wasn’t in the cards. But now, the decision has been made. All the clients (which were all family) have been told and we are starting down the road to being without the daycare.

It’s a new time for us. Kind of exciting to finally be without the weight of it and a bit scary to be without the additional financial safety net. Actually, the timing happened to work out well as far as that goes. The daycare wasn’t without it’s own financial liabilities. So that being without it helps that. Being a single income family also makes taxes a bit more tolerable. Then we also had some other financial fortunes coming up that should help account for the rest. The daycare didn’t bring in a lot, but it will still be a certain amount of anxiety until we prove to ourselves that all will be well.

We’ve ran the numbers and they show we will be about even financial without the daycare than with, and being without it comes with the benefit of freedom. Freedom for Amy to not be tied down and be able to participate with the children more. Me to not have to commit to helping out with the daycare and finally having my evenings back.

We are hoping the whole family benefits from this. There aren’t a lot of families that can’t get by on one income these days, so we consider ourselves to even have the opportunity. We still have a few more months until D day, but just knowing that the end is in sight is a big relief. More stress, but good stress.

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Mar 26 2008

Rick on Rickrolling

Published by under Entertainment,Humor

Finally the internet nuisance known as rickrolling is being addressed and garnering some well deserved public attention. Rick Astley speaks about the internet phenomenon known as “rickrolling”. (gotten via DV)

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Mar 25 2008

Unplugged

Published by under Personal,Tech

For the weekend we went to the inlaws. I wasn’t able to setup either my wife’s computer or mine to use my cellphone. I recently updated my wife’s computer to Leopard
(which seems hella tite, BTW) and in doing so lost my previous configuration. It got me thinking (I had time to do that since I wasn’t distracted by the shiny goodness that is the internet) that I probably haven’t had 48 hours away from the internet in roughly 3 years. Possibly more. I don’t know for sure since it likely wasn’t a happy time. You know what I figured out? I don’t want to be 2880+ minutes (I also had time to use the calculator) away from youtube, forums, and of course, porn.

I didn’t deny myself of all technology goodness. Oh no. I at least brought a computer and spent some well earned time doing something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I played around with python and ended up attempting to write a poker evaluation app to deal random hands and figure out the winner. After several hours of sifting through man pages and a pdf copy of Dive into Python I had downloaded, I got the dealing part done. This could have been made less painful with the internet, but I was happy with the results. Verdict is in, and I like python. I know I’m late to the game with that one, but word has it, it’s better late than never. But I didn’t accomplish what I had set out to do. At least not entirely. So I did exactly what I did in high school when I had about 6 hours to write that paper that I was busy spending the previous 3 weeks procrastinating, I went to the internet to copy some one else’s homework find a solution. Low and behold, I found out that I had wasted my time. There is a software package that does exactly what I had set to accomplish. Only better and with more features. FFS even twodimes uses it to calculate it’s odds there.

Sigh. Oh well. So while some people might like to disappear from the face of the internet for days at a time, I certainly am not one of those people. It helps keep me from wasting my time so I can do nothing even more efficiently than I already do.

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Mar 16 2008

BBV: Flopped Set Edition

Published by under BBV,Poker

Brag:
Flopped two sets this morning.

Beat:
Lost both with me having an underset

Variance:
I’ve flopped 10 sets so far this month and these were the first 2 I lost, but since they were big pots, I’m only up $15 on flopped set hands for the month

The hands:
PokerStars Game #16021733628: Hold’em No Limit ($0.50/$1.00) – 2008/03/16 – 13:39:35 (ET)
Table ‘Nihal’ 6-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: Larivor ($60.80 in chips)
Seat 2: Draxxxxxx ($347.80 in chips)
Seat 3: ran77 ($114.20 in chips)
Seat 4: MaAnthony ($106.55 in chips)
Seat 5: Brutefamine ($108.25 in chips)
Seat 6: The Force 20 ($39.70 in chips)
MaAnthony: posts small blind $0.50
Brutefamine: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MaAnthony [2♣ 2♠]
The Force 20: folds
Larivor: folds
Draxxxxxx: calls $1
ran77: raises $4 to $5
MaAnthony: calls $4.50
The Force 20 said, “draxx you had reraised 22″
Brutefamine: calls $4
The Force 20 said, “???”
Draxxxxxx: calls $4
*** FLOP *** [2♦ T♦ 7♠]
MaAnthony: checks
Brutefamine: bets $11
Draxxxxxx: folds
ran77: raises $18 to $29
MaAnthony: raises $72.55 to $101.55 and is all-in
Brutefamine: raises $1.70 to $103.25 and is all-in
ran77: folds
*** TURN *** [2♦ T♦ 7♠] [6♥]
*** RIVER *** [2♦ T♦ 7♠ 6♥] [T♥]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MaAnthony: shows [2♣ 2♠] (a full house, Deuces full of Tens)
Brutefamine: shows [7♥ 7♣] (a full house, Sevens full of Tens)
Brutefamine collected $249.10 from pot

It was mildly amusing that they were having a conversation about deuces while I was busy trying to lose a stack with them.

PokerStars Game #16021509128: Hold’em No Limit ($0.50/$1.00) – 2008/03/16 – 13:30:09 (ET)
Table ‘Kuiper II’ 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Brutefamine ($100.90 in chips)
Seat 2: Arne1966 ($33.60 in chips)
Seat 3: Thulsadoon ($58 in chips)
Seat 4: MaAnthony ($100 in chips)
Seat 5: Stutzi57 ($40.75 in chips)
Seat 6: mkgringo ($96.35 in chips)
Thulsadoon: posts small blind $0.50
MaAnthony: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MaAnthony [T♥ T♦]
Stutzi57: folds
mkgringo: folds
Brutefamine: raises $3 to $4
Arne1966: folds
Thulsadoon: folds
MaAnthony: calls $3
*** FLOP *** [T♠ 9♥ J♦]
MaAnthony: checks
Brutefamine: bets $4
MaAnthony: raises $10 to $14
Brutefamine: calls $10
*** TURN *** [T♠ 9♥ J♦] [4♥]
MaAnthony: bets $25
Brutefamine: calls $25
*** RIVER *** [T♠ 9♥ J♦ 4♥] [Q♦]
MaAnthony: checks
Brutefamine: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MaAnthony: shows [T♥ T♦] (three of a kind, Tens)
Brutefamine: shows [J♠ J♥] (three of a kind, Jacks)
Brutefamine collected $83.50 from pot

I somehow managed to NOT lose a stack here by some stroke of luck. I sure as hell know I was prepared to. At least through the turn, no act of god was gonna keep me from getting every last chip of mine into the pot. The poker gods took pity on me and spared me with the scariest of scare river cards. I almost fired the last shot in on that river too, but thought, I would be better off calling a bluff since I was SO sure, I was ahead before then.

This month has been a roller coaster all month and for some reason, I just haven’t been able to get it back into the black. Probably gonna be the first month I lost money where I put in any reasonable amount of hands in well over a year if I don’t find a way to set the course straight again. What sacrificial animals do the poker gods take again anyway? I should just keep live chickens on hand.

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Mar 14 2008

I’ll Take “Epic Fail” for $100, Alex

Published by under Humor,Poker

How do you turn a mediocre poker strategy post into an epic fail?

How about being found out that what you posted was a lie?

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