Poker finances 2009, update 26 Jan.

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I’ll try update this as we go along. The round of each (Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Hold’em) at The International on Mondays is my choice competetion for the short term.

As of Monday 26 Jan 2009.

  • Live Tournaments. Winnings: £585. Entrance fees: £195. Tips: £35. Overall: +£355
  • Live Cash. £0
  • Online. £0.
  • Bottom line: +£355

International result, first poker comp of the year and I split with Mat.

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Key hands:

I make two pair on the turn in a pot where Rod had raised preflop with AAxx. He bets the K high flop, third guy in the pots passes and I make two pair with my AKJx.

I am put all-in in a blind vs blind battle on a KQx flop in Hold’Em. I dwell and finally call with my K3. The small blind holds the same hand so I survive.

I manage to check raise a Hold’Em player on a flop of T9x, two diamonds. He holds JJxx (no draws) and I hold KT8x (two diamonds). I hit the flush, but could also have hit two pairs or a straight backdoor.

  • Hal Halvorsen £585
  • Mat Gibson £585
  • Shaun Western £293
  • Dan Do £215
  • Rod Davis £156
  • Ewan Hardie £117

International result, first poker comp of the year and I split with Mat.

Native slumming (Douglas Coupland term)

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I am quite sure that Coupland used the term “native slumming” as well in Generation X, although Google only return three hits. Native slumming is when you pretend to be a local; not just the tourist you actually are.

Historical Slumming – Generation X Dictionary

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The act of visiting locations such as diners, smokestack industrial sites, rural villages — locations where time appears to have been frozen many years back — so as to experience relief when one returns back to “the present.”

Historical Slumming - Generation X Dictionary

Slum tours: a day trip too far? (The Observer 7 May 2006).

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Slum tours: a day trip too far? (The Observer 7 May 2006)

Amazon’s bestselling album of 2008 was available as a free download | Music | guardian.co.uk

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Trent Reznor’s Ghosts I-IV topped Amazon’s list of 2008 sellers
Amazon’s bestselling album of 2008 was available as a free download | Music | guardian.co.uk

I’ve lined up a couple of tracks from Trent Reznor’s Ghosts I-IV for Acecast.

Blog: The Monochrome Set – Remembering the band that history forgot | Music | guardian.co.uk

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Blog: The Monochrome Set - Remembering the band that history forgot | Music | guardian.co.uk

Not quite forgotten and not truly great either. A good band (just like ie The Comsat Angels).

Featured Windows Download: Disk Investigator Examines Raw Hard Drive Data

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Featured Windows Download: Disk Investigator Examines Raw Hard Drive Data

iTunes Store: App Store Browses the iTunes Store Without iTunes

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iTunes Store: App Store Browses the iTunes Store Without iTunes

Paul’s SXSW Artist Catalog

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Paul’s SXSW Artist Catalog

is a directory of artists that will be attending this year’s SXSW Music Festival. It includes information the artist, including a brief artist bio, links to listen to the artist, links to see the artist’s videos, links to see the artist’s photos and Last.fm social tags that have been applied to the artist. You can browse the artists in alphabetical order, by popularity by tag, or via a map.

I have no intention of ever going to this festival. I’ve been listening to the SXSW free torrent every year and it’s 95% pap (Sandi Thom anyone?). I can see Paul’s site being of help, but for me it makes more sense to download the torrent and make up my own mind (it normally takes me a full month of listening and rating the torrent).

Paul’s SXSW Artist Catalog

David Allen Company :: David Allen Collection :: David Allen

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David Allen Company :: David Allen Collection :: David Allen “Runway” Set

As seen in the Lifehacking Movie. Decent design, but a tad too expensive for what it is?

Preparing for Magazine gig

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Preparing for Magazine gig
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