Random Thoughts 03/17/04

PokerTracker is an excellent tool for many reasons but one of the new ways I’ve found to use it is to uncover the re-loaders. Have you ever been playing and you see some guy sit down with something like $100 and then maybe an hour later you see him at $60 (with a good chunk…

Random Thoughts 03/16/04

Whenever I think about playing a marginal hand, I try to take Lee Jones’ advice in Winning Low Limit Hold ‘Em; Look for an excuse to fold. I’m usually pretty tight but if you’re sitting at a loose table, it’s very easy to turn a profitable session into a breakeven or losing session by playing…

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…