Archive for May, 2008

May 30 2008

GG Spurs

Published by under Sports

I would like to thank the San Antonio Spurs for freeing up my evenings for the remainder of the NBA playoffs. Without their inability to make a clutch shot, stop Kobe Bryant or maintain a lead in a game (I mean seriously 20 and 17 point leads shot to shit???), I don’t think I would have had the luxury of not caring what happens in the rest of the playoffs. Honorable mention, of course, goes to the assjockey refs that didn’t call the foul at the end of Game 4.

I mean, I really hope they enjoy their time off.

Sigh.

At least this lets me concentrate on football again.

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May 29 2008

Deadliest Code

Published by under Humor,Tech

With the onslaught of any and every reality tv show imaginable and unimagined seemingly infiltrating the boob tubes, I actually did once think what would it be like if they did it for some of the more innocuous professions like programming or accounting. Apparently I wasn’t the only one:

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May 24 2008

I’m on Crack

Published by under Poker

A friend of mine recently started up a new poker forum and community called Poker Crack. It’s only been up a week and already had over 2000 posts and is approaching 150 users. It’s been fueled by people from a couple of other poker communities that weren’t really happy with where they were at, which has helped it’s short term success being only promoted by word of mouth so far.

It has nice support for small-mid stakes (up to 1k-5k buyin games) for nlhe already as that seems to be the range that many of the posters are playing which is nice as I’m not to that level yet. Australian Poker Pro, Mark Vos, has also made this his home and has a dedicated “Ask Mark Vos” forum to ask him questions.

The forum atmosphere is going to be pretty lax as it’s mostly populated by younger pro players. The poker content has been more helpful and higher quality than some of the larger sites.

I’m pretty excited about the site and it’s been a good experience. Knowing many of the people that are involved, I’m looking forward to it staying a good place for me for a while. I anxious to see how quickly it grows and I am looking forward to watching it develop into a serious poker community contender.

BTW, more serious promotion has already started at the Melbourne Poker Championship.

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May 23 2008

Quick Update

Published by under Personal

Last day of school was today and the kids are looking forward to the summer. Went by quick and so far this year is as well. I think it’s been a lot to do with how busy we have been. This weekend is no different.

Tonight the kids have a birthday party to go to. Tomorrow we are having Zoe’s birthday party (her birthday is Tuesday). Sunday a friend is getting married. And the holiday I have won’t be much easier as it appears I am likely to be installing a new dishwasher. Tuesday the kids have Taekwondo testing again. They are getting close to their black belt goal and this testing period, they get to start learning swords. I can’t wait. Seriously, every light in the house should be broken come fall.

Sigh.

Good news is, Amy only has but a week or two left of daycare. I don’t know how long for sure, but I know it’s getting close. Bout time, but I’m still pretty anxious about the whole thing.

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May 19 2008

Bad Beat to Follow

Published by under Poker

So I hadn’t played hardly any poker in like a month and a half, but I’ve been trying to get back into it. In my absence, Full Tilt started these “Happy Hour” tables, but hadn’t heard about them. I sat at a micro stakes PLO game and was fortunate to be involved in the following hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6443020011: Table Sandhill – $0.10/$0.25 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 19:28:19 ET – 2008/05/16
Seat 3: DTLMAN ($10)
Seat 5: Meukow1 ($19.75)
Seat 6: Gaddan ($23.55)
Seat 9: MacAnthony ($24.75)
MacAnthony posts the small blind of $0.10
DTLMAN posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [K♣ 9♥ 3♥ A♣]
Meukow1 calls $0.25
Gaddan has 15 seconds left to act
Gaddan calls $0.25
MacAnthony calls $0.15
DTLMAN checks
*** FLOP *** [8♣ 7♠ 4♣]
MacAnthony checks
DTLMAN checks
Meukow1 checks
Gaddan bets $1
MacAnthony calls $1
DTLMAN folds
Meukow1 has 15 seconds left to act
DTLMAN stands up
Meukow1 folds
*** TURN *** [8♣ 7♠ 4♣] [5♣]
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony bets $2
Gaddan calls $2
*** RIVER *** [8♣ 7♠ 4♣ 5♣] [6♣]
MacAnthony bets $3
Gaddan has 15 seconds left to act
Gaddan raises to $9.50
MacAnthony calls $6.50
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Gaddan shows [3♣ 9♦ Q♠ 7♣] a straight flush, Seven high
MacAnthony mucks
Gaddan wins the pot ($24.70) with a straight flush, Seven high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $26 | Rake $1.30
Board: [8♣ 7♠ 4♣ 5♣ 6♣]
Seat 3: DTLMAN (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: Meukow1 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Gaddan (button) showed [3♣ 9♦ Q♠ 7♣] and won ($24.70) with a straight flush, Seven high
Seat 9: MacAnthony (small blind) mucked [K♣ 9♥ 3♥ A♣] – a flush, Ace high

I don’t know what I was expecting, I mean I was only a 97.5% favorite to win on the turn. So it was pretty close. At least it was at micro stakes.

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May 15 2008

Truth In Music

Published by under Humor

Shouldn’t all music be this honest?

(via Distorted View)

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