Archive for the 'Poker and life' Category

Cheaters in PokerStars DON

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A very recent thread on 2+2 is started by a player who claims to just live in the same city as a number of other players from China. Many, if not all, of these players seem to have had their accounts frozen. Some players who played against them seem to have received refunds from the […]

Great Plains, causes great pains

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Great Plains (aka Microsoft Dynamics GP) just drives me up the wall sometimes. Some software is just annoying. Fortunately if we don’t like a piece of software we can often avoid it. If you don’t like Internet Explorer, use Mozilla (I do). If you don’t like Windows in general, use a Mac or Linux. But […]

International Federation of Poker negotiates some legitimacy from the International Mind Sports Association?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

According to reports around the poker world, the International Mind Sports Association has accepted poker along with its existing games; chess, bridge, draughts, and go. A big step in being recognized as a game of skill rather than a game of chance? Interesting thing about these reports; they come only from poker websites at this […]

Seaching for my poker “groove”

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Occasionally in my blogs I refer to trying to get into a “groove” with my play. What I define as a groove is something that is a longer term / less intense version of being “in the zone”. In the zone In the first game of the 1991 finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, Michael […]

Monty Hall Dilemma, Reason, Learning Experientially, and pigeons

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Named for Monty Hall, host of “Let’s Make a Deal” game show, the situation is: You have a choice between the prize behind one of 3 doors, “Door number one, door number two, or door number three”, in his words. Behind one of these doors is a shiny new car. Behind the other two are […]

WordPress permalinks migration

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

A shout-out, and a warning note. I’ve opted to change the permalink structure of the blog, meaning that previously posts were in folders broken separated by year and month. Now they’re separated by category. But in doing so, all the previous file locations will have disappeared. To deal with that issue I’ve installed a WordPress […]

Learning summary

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

There are a lot of things that I’ve discovered over the years of maintaining this blog. I thought I’d do a summary for myself. the aggression muscle is not easily controlled by me. I can easily fall into a mode of being either passive or spewy I like to win, and I have some fear […]

More thoughts on coaching; Vulnerability

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Continuing on from the previous post on coaching. I was an education major (amongst other things) in my undergraduate studies and have done some teaching in music. I’ve also taken classes and private lessons as an adult in music, martial arts, theatersports, and others. The email from my former co-worker who is now a management […]