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More Post-Gazette Buffonery

Friday, November 17th, 2006

I haven’t seen Casino Royale yet (it doesn’t open here for ten more hours) but after returning home after an evening of volleyball and beer I hit the PG website to see their review. I’ve read a dozen reviews so far, all of them full of praise. Plus Ryan commented in my previous post that…
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The Mouse That Could Roar

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Nice piece in Slate today about UIGEA and what could be the possible ramifications of this blinkered legislation. Nothing that I haven’t heard in other places, but a nice summation of some possible consequences. Why I don’t usually cheer on the widespread theft of intellectual property, if the WTO gives Antigua the theoretical OK to…
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Uber, No More

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

That magnificent bastard is hanging it up. I should’ve bought black crepe while I was at the store. The King is dead. Long live the King.

Random Blogging

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

This past weekend I attended PodCamp Pittsburgh, which I was surprised to find didn’t require sleeping in a tent or making S’mores. God, what a terrible, terrible joke. Anyway, PodCamp was a gathering of people with an interest in, or an aptitude for, online media. Especially things like podcasts and vlogs and advanced stuff that…
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What The Hell Is Going On Around Here?

Friday, November 10th, 2006

A few days ago I posted a funny little video made by UltimateBet that demonstrated, in a subtle and understated way, how many poker players feel they’ve been treated by sites like Party and Paradise who gave US players the boot after the UIGEA passed. As I wrote at the time, while there’s nothing more…
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My New Roommate

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Friday is traditional for catblogging, so I decided to wait till today before introducing the newest tenant here at chez MeanGene. My wife (ex-wife, dammit) took all three cats when we sold the house, so they wouldn’t bother the suckers–I mean, prospective buyers–looking the place over. After it sold and I moved into the flat…
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Oh Happy Day, Oh Happy Day

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

No more Rick Santorum. How delicious to say those words. Melissa Hart’s office is a 2-minute walk away–should I leave flowers on her doorstep? The Democrats have the House and, once the recounts in Virginia and Montana are done, they may well control the Senate as well. I thought Karl Rove was a genius? Guess…
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The Classics Never Get Old

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

I got this emailed to me today and as Bill just posted it I can’t let it sit. A little video made by the UltimateBet folks I worked with/for in Aruba. Isn’t it odd that there’s nothing more painful for a guy than getting hit in the balls, and yet there’s nothing funnier than watching…
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Holy Crap! Altmire Wins?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I was about to post that the Post-Gazette is reporting Melissa Hart had caught and passed Jason Altmire, but CNN is calling Altmire the winner! Oh please, oh PLEAAAASSSEEE, let this be true. For me, for you, for everyone who plays poker in the great nation of ours! UPDATE: Sorry, according to the PG blog…
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Pour It On, Donkeys!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Sherrod Brown wins in Ohio, Whitehouse in Rhode Island, Cardin in Maryland…oh, dare we even dream that the Democrats could get control of the House and Senate. Could John Kyl get the boot in Arizona? Oh sweet, sweet vengeance! Chocola goes down in Indiana! More, more! More blue on that map! Bill Bennett is one…
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