Random Thoughts 03/15/04

Random thoughts going through my head tonight as I played online: Why do people say “nh” about hands that were not very nice nor were they played well? Case in point, I folded pre-flop so I’m a spectator (i.e. I’m not emotionally involved). Two suited cards hit on the flop, everybody checks around, turn brings…

Why Instant Messaging Is Evil

Instant Messaging used to be a great tool. Unfortunately, like email, once it became popular it went from useful tool to annoyance. I don’t think it was anything about the technology itself but I think the longer that it was around the more people projected their own social flaws onto it. What follows is an…

DARPA Grand Challenge

One of my clients is Axion Racing, a team that entered the DARPA Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge is a government sponsored competition with a $1 million prize going to the team who can successfully get an unmanned, fully-autonomous vehicle from Barstow to Las Vegas over rough terrain. Yes, a fully-autonomous vehicle. No driver. No…

Play Until It Hurts

HDouble over at The Cards Speak has an interesting post where he ponders whether poker is he sees poker as a hobby, a sport, or if he’s just in it for the money. He ends by saying that he’s unsure which but I couldn’t help but remember a supposedly true story told by Mike Caro…

Let Go Of My Eggo

Have you ever just had one of those momentary lapses? Last night I was playing at a little monthly cash game I play in with some buddies and I�m holding AXs. Flop comes T87 with no real flush draw for me but I’m heads up so I decide to stay with it and see if…

The Poker Novice Speaks

I guess for my first poker posting that I should talk a little bit about why I like playing poker and just exactly where I am in my game and where I want to go. First off, I have what I refer to as “intellectual obsessive-compulsive disorder.” I tend to take on hobbies and become…

Let’s try this again

Welcome to my new, new, new weblog. This is probably the fourth different re-launch of a weblog for me. I started out back in 2000/2001 when the whole Internet sector began to melt. While having lunch with a buddy of mine we were relating our disgust over the overly negative reporting going on in the…