Tuesday, October 26, 2010

worst session of my life so far

didn't think this would have been possible to be this bad.
hit nothing, got outdrawn by crazy hands, lost to gutshot straight flushes, got nothing paid off and tilted off a few quick buy ins at the end.
lost everything i won last month and more.
probably need a  break for a while.

Friday, October 22, 2010

netgear WNA1100 disconnections

i have googled this subject many times recently and have been unable to find sound advice in repairing the lack of a solid connection. the connection issue i have means that iplayer doesn't stream continuously and i cannot stay connected to pokerstars. there is nothing scarier than shoving all in and waiting 5-10 seconds just to see if the client reconnected and your shove was registered. and then of course whether you won or not. i'm gonna have to go get a cable before i next play. and send this piece of shit network card back. i should have known there would be problems when just to load the drivers i had to uninstall my antivirus, then install the drivers, then re-install the antivirus.
and netgear's latest piece of advice to get it to work was turn off the firewall. brilliant suggestion. i replied back saying
"thanks, so i should be hooked up to the internet with no firewall? should i turn off my antivirus too?
please reply with a more sensible suggestion"
credit to them, they replied, saying "try another computer with the wlan card"
sadly my other computer has kaspersky so gonna try it out on a friends laptop. if it still doesn't work i'm swapping it for a make that will hopefully work.

sadly i played poker when pissed off with this so lost loads. got into a better frame of mind yesterday and didn't lose lots again. still down lots for the month, hopefully can find some time to play. i fear this will be a running theme till the end of the year.

ps i applied for the pokerstars team online job. after reading this blog i don't see how i can't get it. i will have to work on improving forum participation and a few other things but that will be fun to do imo

pps just made brownies. they're amazing. i might eat them all now.

ppps lol rooney saga, clearly he just wanted more monies. (easy to say now obv). i heard on twitter that the 30 hooligans who had to be dispersed by the police last night from outside his house will return with cake. i wonder what the people who made 'whore' banners displayed at their last game will make for their next banners.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ghiradelli's chocolate brownies

i think my bin smells. really really bad. even when it's empty. so the actual bin smells. throwing away a bin is a little bit of a humorous concept to me. i'm not even sure why. it reminds me of the time that my friend and i were walking in the street. she looked for a bin to throw some rubbish into. found one in the middle of the street and disposed of her waste conscientiously. good for the environment, bad for the person who'd just bought their new bin.

been ill last couple of days with the weakest cold ever. seriously, it needs to up it's game, i can't even use it as an excuse as to why i've spewed money the last few days. playing truly horrific. need to snap out of it. what got to me this morning was the continued disconnecting my new wlan card was doing. my old one died and i spent 24 hours trying to fix it before getting a replacement. this new one looks sexy except it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. this makes poker very difficult as the connection needs to be 'always on' as pokerstars happily remind me. though i can't even watch iplayer without constant stop/start even at low quality. this is most unacceptable. i have emailed netgear and if they don't solve it, back to the shop we go.

also just did my washing of the football kit. took it to a laundrette because it smelt too bad for me to touch. except they couldn't be bothered to wash it properly and it's still pretty dirty and smelly. i'm gonna go back and shout at the lazy wankers tomorrow.

lastly, but most definitely not leastly, builders are here to fix the non broken roof of my flat. this involves scaffolding so they can peek into my bedroom as they attempt to wake me up every morning at 8am. unluckily for them, i will already be up! in retaliation i will allow them to watch me play fifa in the afternoon with a cup of tea and perhaps some magnificent home-made ghiradelli's chocolate brownies.

Friday, October 15, 2010

what shall i have to eat for breakfast

this is a question i ask myself often. google doesn't seem to have the answer. i'm hoping this here webpage will become a treasure trove of answers (mostly in the comments section, thank you kindly, dear reader)

the word treasure is weird, specifically the sound the s make. i have no idea how to describe it.

i ask about breakfast since i have no started playing in the mornings, i get hungry after a little session. but the only real problem with this schedule is going out at nights is very difficult since 1) i am tired by then and 2) i will also be tired in the morning.
i would like to siesta every day which should solve all my problems but there's something overly addictive about siesta's that scares me. that said, i have seen jack bauer can regularly go 24 hours with food, sleep or excretion. recalling my gcse biology lessons and mrs gren, that mostly implies he's not alive.

i also bought f1 2010 for my ps3. i figure, everyone needs a driving game, and it seemed to be a choice between that, gt and colin macrae. turns out, that you can play this racing game with anyone in the world over the internet, but not someone else in the same room as you since it's a one player game.

ps today's breakfast was a kit kat.

Monday, October 11, 2010

how i met your mother

isn't very funny. apologies if you googled it, looking for rave reviews, but it's a bit poor. not so well written (like house) no stories well constructed (like curb), and no great comedy like (south park).
if you googled it to find other people who don't like it, you're probably a petty person who takes unkindly to much of society and you probably agree with 70% of things karl pilkington says. you'll fit right in.

however, i only posted this to say that sometimes, when you think you have ak and 5bet shove only to realise you have A2s, it should be a lesson to pay more attention in future

Seat 1: Villain ( $479.00 USD )
Seat 2 ( $706.95 USD )
Seat 4: Hero ( $490.95 USD )
Seat 5: ( $1196.20 USD )
Seat 6: ( $1528.30 USD )
ZMQLD posts small blind [$2.00 USD].
Bukharin posts big blind [$4.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [  2h Ah ]
1 folds
villain [$12.00 USD]
1 folds
Hero raises [$42.00 USD]
1 folds
villain raises [$84.00 USD]
hero raises [$446.95 USD]
villain calls [$383.00 USD]

** Dealing Flop ** [ 8h, 4h, 3s ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5d ]
** Dealing River ** [ Kc ]

Hero shows [2h, Ah ]
Hero wins $960.00 USD from main pot
villain doesn't show [As, Ac ]
of course, when you win it doesn't hurt so much and then you aren't conditioned to not do this in future, pavlovian style. so i took a leaf out of abdullahev's book and punched myself in the head.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

can you buy anything on ebay?

things i have recently bought (not all from ebay) include:
ps3. and some games. and an extra (slightly special) controller. why do the alternative controllers always have a turbo button. since the dawn of computer games (the early 90s and as far back as i can remember) this has been an extra feature. has anyone ever used it?
weird rubber tubings from ebay which are used to strengthen muscles and ligaments. i am still not sure how to use them properly. so i just bought an ankle support cos that's easier to use. and less effort.
ankle support (aforementioned)
a l'il deposit to a gambling site!
theatre tickets (not for me. i am male interested in the opposing sex)
plane tickets. also not for me.
3.5mm to 3.5mm jack to jack (or whatever it's called. this was pleasingly cheap from ebay)

this is rather an eclectic and unusual mix of things i am not accustomed to purchasing. so much so that barclays bank called me to check i was ok. i told them i was fine and that their fraud squad can sleep easy at night. but i also told them it was unusual and not to let it happen again since next time it probably won't be me.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

when i hold in a number 1, why does it sometimes turn into needing a number 2

waking up early and playing when i do so is currently going well. partly i put this down to when i play i'm morning tired instead of nighttime tired
except it means it's tough to go out in evenings without having a siesta else falling asleep becomes a priority

not much time to post so i will do bruce style bullet points in what may turn out to be a news review:

i was reading the news and saw a new zealand cyclist called jack bauer

you may have also seen in other news recently that revenue and customs can't work out simple maths and got lots of peoples' tax amount wrong. i got a letter from them and they stole lots of money from me last year. so they have now sent me a check for over £1k. it felt a lot like rakeback till i realise it's my money to begin with!

also in the news bmw had a recall due to faulty brakes. i guess took them so long to discover it since bmw drivers rarely used brakes; also crashes were always blamed on driver error (obviously, since they're bmws) without strong evidence to insist otherwise.

after last month i think i'm gonna get a ps3 tomorrow. with fifa, pro evo, f1, red dead redemption and cod. if i have missed out anything worthwhile, let me know thanks.

(if people don't google today's title, i will be very surprised)
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