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March wrap up

March 31 2011

Written by risk2Dupside


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Hi all

So far my switch to the night grind for Double Guarantees week has been really worthwhile. I have been waking up about 4pm, having dinner with Mell then getting my night grind on across Stars/FTP/Party/ongame from 10pm reg through to 5am, then going to bed when I wrap up somewhere between 8-10am.

While I had originally had hopes of crushing some of the double guarantee tourneys on FTP I have ended up running pretty bad in the end game and FT bubbled four of them. Stars has made up for it this week though, I have won the 109/7.5k, the 33/10k and a 27 turbo knockout, and come second in an 82 hyper on Stars. I'm not sure how I will manage the sleep transition to playing majors/acting class on Monday, but the games are absurdly soft and so I can see myself grinding nights for a little while longer just for the change of pace.

It's been a little lonely since my computer is really on it's last legs; I've been reluctant to use any resource-heavy apps like Skype while grinding so I've pretty much been clicking buttons on my own all night. Not exactly my natural environment though it does seem to suit my relationship with Mell really well in the sense that I'm fresh when she gets home from work and not bug-eyed from poker.

Hopefully I've remedied the computer situation; after months of hiccups trying to either pay for people to build me a computer or sell me one they've built, I decided just to do a little research and order one from MSY myself. If any of you guys are tech-savvy I'm interested in thoughts on my setup, I pick it up on Tuesday:

AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz Quad Core running on Windows 7
128GB solid state drive to run HEM off
1TB hard drive for storage
1GB ATI graphics card

I have never used an SSD and I have no idea how to set it up so that HEM runs off that and everything else uses the HDD, so if anyone has any tips I'd be most grateful.

I finished reading Bereft by Chris Womersley and really enjoyed it. I haven't read too many novels involving the Australian outback, nor ones with gothic overtones, but I found myself stopping just simply to remark at how well Womersley puts words together to describe the outback NSW landscape.. it was just brilliant.

I also found out that Melbourne artist Stuart Hall has painted Something For Kate lead singer Paul Dempsey, to be submitted for the 2011 Archibald Prize. I am a big SFK fan and have seen Dempsey do heaps of live acoustic sets; I thought the painting really summed up how thoughtful and focused he is in his work. It was still an interesting choice of pose; Dempsey has a really unusual frame, he must be at least 6'6 and is rake-thin so a full portrait could look really unique as well.

Not too sure what April holds at the moment. I haven't really played any sats to ANZPT Sydney but am pretty keen to go, so I guess that will dictate what I'm doing to a fair extent. Sadly, I haven't travelled back to Sydney since I left in September 2009 and I really miss all my friends there, so if I end up going I will definitely make a solid trip of it.

Al April 05, 2011 01:29 am  

Oh and I think 6g of ram will only work on an Intel machine so better make it 8.

Al April 05, 2011 01:26 am  

I just go with whatever these dorks recommend.

Normally the multi purpose build.

random_chu April 03, 2011 01:15 pm  

my new poker comp has an SSD and a big HD, lemme know if you figure anything out

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