Thursday, March 21, 2013

Powering Down Google Reader

So, is there another multi-platform (web, Android and IOS) RSS reader, or a convenient way to keep it (read/unread) in sync across multiple devices and/or installations?

Otherwise: Boo!

Official Google Reader Blog: Powering Down Google Reader: Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (th...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Unintentional poetry

I was emptying my spam folder and saw an intriguing Subject.

Can come to his toes if his nose is warm
and the message body
In a piece of scarlet flannel.
-From the Coast of Coromandel
Keep, oh! keep your chairs and candle

My fair Lady.
--Yes! you've asked me far too late

I dunno, it has an e. e. Cummings tone to it. Who knows if the moon’s a balloon?

*Crickets*

*crickets*

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Extended Weekend Warrior

Introductory Home Guard Course passed, and some weekend meetings and training done the last months. And over the Halloween weekend I was at the exercise needed to fulfill my contract for this year.

Now I want to get morale patches, for example Chairborne Ranger, Space Shuttle Door Gunner and FIGMO. I've already got BOHICA.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend warrior

I like nature and some things that go boom, so I joined The Swedish National Home Guard.

A side benefit: I like headwear. The equipment I was issued included cap, winter cap, balaclava, helmet and a beret. The Swedish defence forces like to prepend most equipment designations with protective-, field- or combat- and since I'm assigned to the staff platoon I'll be wielding a field-pen and a combat keyboard.

I haven't done the introductory course yet (happens in June), so at the moment I'm not even a private.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Resuscitation

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

*crickets*

I haven't written anything in this blog for over a year, time to do something about it. But not now.

Stay tuned for a long overdue update on birdwatching, photography, bowties, PS3 and poker.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The future's so bright

I lost my newest pair of prescription glasses last summer but had an older pair that I've been using, but I'm not really comfortable with them so I ordered new ones.

Ray-Ban® Wayfarer to be more precise. Stylish, classic, yet I only have to add a short-sleeved shirt, tie and pocket protector to get that "60s NASA engineer"/geek/nerd look I have no problem with.

I'm very near-sighted but I wear contact lenses all waking hours, I almost only wear glasses between bathroom and bed and vice versa (and on those rare occasions when I can't use contact lenses) but that's no reason to have ugly or weak glasses. In fact, with these Wayfarers, I will probably use them in the daytime sometimes.

And for when I don't do that, I won an auction for Ray-Ban® Wayfarer sunglasses at Tradera (the "Swedish eBay). Half price, special for you, my friend.


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I'm cheap, thrifty, money-pinching or what you may call it, so I'm putting thoughts about laser surgery on hold for a year or so more, so I haven't spent money on this for nothing.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nom

I've used dry macaronis as poker chips once. (And sips-of-beer once, but that didn't end well).
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Grand

Just saw The Grand, which had been waiting in my DVD stack for a while. I thought it was a quite good poker comedy or indeed a good poker movie. A "mockumentary" in the style of A Mighty Wind or Best In Show.

Also, I've enrolled in Full Tilt Poker Academy. There's a time and place for everything - and it's called college.

Also, you have corn in your teeth.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fizzle

Brag: In the District Championship in online Texas Hold'em at Svenska Spel Poker, I lasted longer than last year's winner. Everybody did, since he was the first one out in 40th place (two pair vs flopped flush).

Beat: AKo vs AT clubs, rereraise all in before the flop. A Ten on the flop and I'm out in 13th place.

Variance: One player was sitting out the whole tournament, seats won in satellites were not redeemable. Still, he beat more than half the starting field. 15th place, I think, since I was the one who knocked out him and one other shortstack in the same hand with a runner-runner straight making me 10th of 13 remaining.