Monday, March 27, 2006

TITAN Support is ticking me off

I still can not log on to TITAN poker... and its been over a month..

Initially, I was impressed with their rapid reply.. but, it is beginning to look like they trained monkeys to reply rapidly.. stupid monkeys...

Each time they respond, its a different person, telling me to try the same thing the person before asked me to try.... so, I say I already tried that, and they reply, a different person mind you, asking for a screenshot of the error..., of which, I ofcourse have already sent umpteen times....

I'm tempted to post the entire email thread here.. but, its rather long and I would have to do some editing to make it look nice.. but, maybe in the next couple of days...

One of thier suggestions was to remove any other online poker software... I'm not sure if they meant not have any running, or just delete them altogether... hard to figure the tech monkeys these days...

Anyway.. my fun money on Absolute is growing rapidly... and I lost my last few cents on Doyle just a bit ago.... 3 SNG's, pretty much ended up the same way...

Me, 3rd in chips with 4 players left...
me, all in with the best of it..
me, out 4th, out of any money, due to suckout...

all well.. can't complain.....I was really pleased with my play.... and I might start taking part in the Thursdays on Pokerstars again...

I'm pretty sure i can beat the people in low limit ring games on TITAN.. IF I COULD FRIGGIN LOG ON!!!!!

hey you austin people.. i'll be volunteering at Spamorama this saturday, afternoon shift.. id checker.. and then on sunday, ill be selling beverages at the austin fine arts festival... booth #1.. come by and give me a holller.....

Friday, March 24, 2006

J2EE

I've been in class all this week, learning.. 'The Fast Track to J2EE Developers Workshop'. We are using JBoss4 for a server, and the tool is Eclipse. pretty neat stuff.. but, since I work for the State, I'll never get to use it...

Also started playing again... 2 to 4 SnG's a night, but, just play money on Absolute.. I'm still not able to log on to Titan and they aren't giving me my money.. so, not sure what to do there...only 8 bucks.. but,.. its the principal of the thing... I suppose I could actually dig into the registry and find any Titan reference, kill it, same with cookies... delete all the client files... then try to dl it again and reinstall... I'm no fan of jerking around with the registry tho... problem is the autologin is hanging me up.. and it thinks it being sent a "", which is prolly a null character..... I've communicated this to them several times.. they tell me there is nothing they can do..... I'm no tech junkie, I'm just a good guesser...

Anyway.. I've been winning the shit out of these SNG's... and its the 25K entry one's.... players tend to be a bit more skilled than they are back on down in the 300 buyin tourneys ( free money )... So, I want to try with real money again... and was hoping to do it at Titan... now, I think I will just have to figure sumtin else out..

Texas won their basketball game last night... I don't really care, but, figured I would blog it like the rest of the Austin bloggers more than like will.... I did see the final shot on the news.. that was cool..

peace

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Austin Blogger Tourney

Yesterday, the WPBT Austin Event started not too long after 1pm, I was there, and I played, altho.. I was not in the best condition to be playing extended poker... I was exhausted before I even got there, having hauled dirt all day.. helping a friend get their lawn back in shape... the weather for this task was not optimal, raining off and on all day.. making it very muddy... which in turn, made it a bit more difficult to work with... but, I rarely pass up a chance to see the local Austin Poker Bloggers... and a tournament as well........

I don't really have a write up... I had planned on taking notes, and pictures... and I would have done a good job too.. but... I was just too tired to care... I really didn't expect to last as long as I did, 4th out of 24 or so.. ITM.... weeeeeeeeeeee... lucky for me, and my faithful reader(s).... a few of the participants did keep notes, and did take pictures...

April - did some live blogging and even had one or two famous Austin folks as guest bloggers..

ScottMc - has a writeup with tons of pics.. ( ignore the ones of me )

Mourn - was here, all the way from Houston...

There will prolly be other writeups, from likes of Eva, Maigrey, Gus, ScurvyDog and others...... lot of bloggers there...

Was a grand time... always is... thanks to Adam for hosting...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Who woulda thunk...

You scored as The Hammer. You sneak you - you're The Hammer. A con-artist at heart, you're adventurous and a risk taker - with caution. A good practical joke makes your day and a prat fall would have you in stitches. You always know where the closest exit is.

The Hammer

75%

Big Slick

69%

Pocket Aces

63%

Pocket Queens

38%

Pocket Kings

38%

What starting Hold 'Em hand are you?
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I Played! I Played!!

I decided to play a couple of SNG's on Absolute last night... since it has been over a month since I have played any poker at all... and also, got a big live tourney tomorrow... so, had to make sure I could still recognize the cards... took a 1st and a 3rd.... the competition was, lets say, lacking.... not sure if I am still bettre than average, or just got two tables with some really poor players...

ah well... we shall see tomorrow..

For you Austin folks, or Texas folks, or you folks coming to Austin at the end of April:

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)
2006 SPRING GAMES
Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteering for anything is usually pretty rewarding, but, when you set aside a few hours for something like Special Olympics, well, the rewards just can not be described, trust me tho... 100% pure joy.

More than 700 athletes, 300 coaches, family members and spectators will arrive in Austin April 28 & 29 for the Central Texas Area 13 Spring Games. Athletes will participate in Athletics, Tennis & Soccer. You can be a part of it all – COME VOLUNTEER.

To volunteer, please contact Tina Taylor at 512-491-2923 or ttaylor@sotx.org.

Please sign up by Friday, April 21.

Competition Dates:
April 28 – 29, 2006

Competition Location:
Round Rock High School
300 Lake Creek Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681

Volunteer Shift Times:
Friday, April 28 12:00pm – 3:00pm (25 volunteer positions available)
Friday, April 28 2:30pm – 6:30pm (50 volunteer positions available)
Friday, April 28 6:00pm – 10:00pm (10 volunteer positions available)

Saturday, April 29 7:00am – 11:00am (130 volunteer positions available)
Saturday, April 29 10:30am – 2:30pm (130 volunteer positions available)
Saturday, April 29 2:00pm – 6:00pm (100 volunteer positions available)

Potential Volunteer Roles:
Scorekeepers, stagers, athlete escorts, souvenirs, athletes’ meals, equipment, set-up, breakdown, opening ceremonies, victory dance, awards, markers, measurers, bib runners, linesperson, court monitors, ball shaggers, water brigade, floaters, volunteer check-in, athlete village.

Driving Directions to Round Rock High School:

Directions from the North:
Take IH-35 South to RM 620 exit. Turn Right on RM 620. Turn Left on North Lake Creek Dr. Round Rock HS will be on your right. Follow directional signs for parking.

Directions from the South:
Take IH-35 North to exit #252B (towards RM 620). Turn Left on RM 620. Turn Left on North Lake Creek Dr. Round Rock HS will be on your right. Follow directional signs for parking.

Thank you for your help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Special Olympics Texas is a year-round movement that provides sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities [mental retardation].

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I'm Old

I'm actually only 43, soon to be 44, but lately it seems, things that never gave me a second thought, things like, jumping, or running, or bending over, or getting out of bed, are these days, giving me pause... I suppose my early years of over indulgence have finally caught up with me....

I know that some minor exercising on a regular basis will change my 'feeling old' feeling, but, darn if I just can't get motivated...

I saw Lynard Skynard live last night, at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo.... needless to say, they rock.....the venue was rather tiny, so, the affair was quite intimate.... I scold myself for not bringing my camera.... so many good shots, oh so many... guess I'll have to try and see them again...

about the rodeo.... im not a big fan of rodeos, i do admire those cowboys for getting up on those big ass beasts and risking life and limb for 8 seconds or so...but I did learn something....

...You don't have to tie my nuts in a knot to ride me like a bronco...

I drank 4 16 oz beers, in a cup, each... too fast, last night.. and i hollered and screamed and stomped and clapped... and smoked cigarettes in the rain.... last night... and today, well, I feel old....

:)

Peace

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Freeroll at Absolute

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Different game

Welp... still no poker... at all... zilch.. nada.. don't even miss it... I miss live play tho... got a tourney coming up next week, looking forward to this one... this time however, will be concentrating more on the social aspects, and less on poker technique....

Amazing Race this last tuesday pleased me a great deal... I decided it is easier to pick a loser, than a winner... so, I picked the sisters to be the next ones to go, and sure enough, their whiny, screaming, crybaby arses are outta here!!!!!!! My pick to win is the hippies.... altho, I expect them not to make the top 5... the ones I pick to win always end up losing..

Survivor last night was pretty good... La mina did not win immunity, and as a result, had to send Sally to Exile Island.. making her immune to being voted out... meaning, the remaining 4 men... had to vote of their own off... the fair thing to do would have been to make it 2 vs 2 and may the bettre man win the challenge..... but no, they went 3 vs 1, and the astronaut had to leave..... oh well... looks like Shane is granted another 3 days.... prolly more since they will be merging soon.....

Stopped playing DAoC, at least temporarily... I bought a game called Fable, and it is quite entertaining... I play it way more than I should...

Going to be volunteering for the SXSW trade show for the next 4 days ( sat-thur ).. actually, its for an orginization called Knowability, who will have a booth with technology accessability demonstrations... volunteers get to visit the EXPO for free, but, it may be free for everyone anyway... not sure... i ove to volunteer tho...

Saw 'Waiting'... it was humorous... not to bad...
Saw 'Doom'... waste of time.... gag!!!!
Saw 'Yours, Mine, and Ours'... updated version not quite the same plot.., but it works.... the kids in this were pretty good, all 18 of them.. nice lil cute family type movie...

Also saw, Domino, The Weatherman, and rewatched The man who would be king.. all ok at best... the lattre being a classic ofcourse...

Got Walk the Line and HP:GOF coming in the mail...


Still not getting signed on to TITAN... and they stopped communicating with me.. so, its time to ask for them to send me my 8 dollars... sigh.....

peace

Monday, March 06, 2006

And the Oscar goes to..

I watched most of the Academy Awards show last night.... I only saw maybe 10% of the movies that had any type of nomination.. so, I didn't have any great expectations or the like....

Instead, I just favored my favorite actor's, or in some cases, didn't favor the actor's I just thought sucked..

best actor was tuff, cuz, I liked a couple of them... and disliked one for sure, and was on the fence on another... the on the fence guy won... which made me a winner, since the one's i disliked, didn't win...

I only saw one of the best picture nominee's.. and it won... so, I had to be pleased... and it also had several actors I like to watch work..

one stupid monkey movie won no less than 3 awards.... which stunned me... as I did see this crappy ape movie and found it was very lacking in the entertainment department...

pretty much every movie with more than one nomination of any kind, won an oscar.... I think Munich is the exception....

Jon Stewart was good... might need to be a fan of his to appreciate his style.. or even understand it... but, despite the initial cold audience reaction, he kept on trucking and they eventually warmed up........

Too many montages and not enuff thank you speech time.....

Ben Stiller cracked me up.....

I'm not a fan of rap music.... and I do like Dolly Parton... rap 1, slayre 0

peace

Friday, March 03, 2006

Poker? Never Heard of it..

Well, I still just am not in any mood to play poker.. and this is still atrributed to me playing online games of a different type... and, I just purchased Dungeons & Dragons Online.. so, it doesn't appear I will be returning to any serious online poker, anytime soon... I expect, the next time I play, will be on March 18... perhaps such a long break will clear my mind of all bad beats, all losses to river 1 outters, and I will be back to the top of my game and crush the competition..... ( all I really need to do is last longer than ScottMC.. so far, its Me 2, Him 1... the first tourney we played in together, at Adam's, I lasted longer.. the second one, same place, he lasted longer.. but, just barely... and the third one, he was not actually there.. he was hunting republican lawyers or the like, maybe it was quail.., but, I count it anyway, cuz, he was susposed to be there, so, I lasted longer by default.. I actually won that one...

So anyway.. been reading good things about this game Dungeons & Dragons Online, so I decided to buy it... and I know between DAoC and DDO, poker will just be an after thought....

Not to mention, I can't even login to the only site I have any money at... 8 bucks at TiTaN, and there is some bug in one of thier scripts used to login.. they have been in communication with me regularly about it.. trying to solve it.. so, kudos to them for that..but, its been two weeks, maybe 3, now..

Amazing Race was pretty amazing again... I was pretty sure the two life long friends were gone, when during one of the side interviews... the one guy said "I looked at this a an.....", had he still been in the race at that point, he would not have said 'looked', would have said, LOOK. its the small things you got to watch for.... I picked the hippies to win it all, and so far they have not disappointed me.... the frosties are annoying and I hope they go next... the pink barbie girls are hot, and altho I do not want them to win.. I do hope they stay for awhile, as they are nice eye candy... I don't like the man who put the motorcycle together.. he is obnoxious... he accidently cheated right away by reserving flights via phone... the clue said this is not allowed.. they found thier error b4 arriving at the airport, so, I guess they just had to wait in line like everyone else...

Survivor was interesting last night... Casaya is certainly the strangest group I have seen together in some time.... I don't know how La Mina managed to win the immunity challenge, but am glad they did... even tho my two picks are gone now, I still feel allegiance to thier tribe...next time, if La Mina goes to council... could be the last remaining female.. and with Casaya, prolly Bruce or Shane...

Oscars coming up this Sunday... not too excited about it like I used to be... prolly cuz I see alot less movies these days....... I hope CJ picks V for Vendetta for the next Blogger Movie for the movie club... I was not particularly interested in seeing Firewall, so, I did not participate, but, I would prolly go see V...

Watched True Grit last nite.. there are some amazing quotes from that movie.. practically every spoken word... heh... movie is different today for me at 43, than it was when I first saw it around 12 years old or so.. Kim Darby played Mattie Ross in the film.. the female lead... and I sent her a bit of an email about how I like the movie better today, than 25 or so years ago.....

I Think our Austin April Kinda Rules

Peace