Hold'em Odds

Ever wonder what your chances of making a hand are in hold’em after the flop? It’s very useful information (especially when combined with pot odds) and I found a simple little chart.

More Gmail Invites

Yes, I have more Gmail invites. 4 to be exact. I had 6, but gave one to my brother and one to my buddy Case. The first 4 people to comment on this post will get the invites. All you have to do is say how you would up at my site. I don’t care if it was Google, link from another site, etc. Just say how. Nothing too hard. Make sure to leave a valid email address and also your first and last name. Once I see the comment, I’ll send you an email just to make sure the email address is working. After you reply back, I’ll send the invite. I just don’t want to waste the invites when others are still paying for them on Ebay.

MTB Crash

I love mountain biking, but “full contact sport” takes on a whole new meaning when you bite the dust. I took a few crash photos for evidence. The bike seems to have survived without any damage. If anything, it now has character!

Site Tweaks

I’ve made a few modifications to the site.

The photos section is now powered by Pictorialis II as promised. The basics are there, but I need to modify the layout some more to make it look how I want. I really like the software though. Awesome stuff Mark!

I’ve also modified the way Link It posts show up on the main page of the blog. They were taking up too much space. Since the goal of them is to create a very short post, I’ve modeled them after Matt and I like the look. I do need a way to make them stand out a little more though.

Bill Me

Just received in an email…

Your credit card will be billed at $29.95 weekly and free 3 pack of child porn CD is shipping to your billing address. To cancel your membership and CD pack please email full credit card details…

Yeah, sure. I’ll jump right on that! I feel sorry for the dumbasses that actually believe this shit. Wait. No I don’t!

Oh, We're At Your House

Last night was a good time. This weekend is Greek Festival here in Saginaw, which always attracts a crowd. I think it might have something to do with the beer tents. 😉 James and I met up with some friends and it was “bottoms up” the rest of the night. The tent closes at 11:00 PM (way too early) so James and I headed downtown to the bars, hoping to meet up with a girl he’s been talking to.

First we checked out the bar they had claimed to be going to when they left the tent an hour earlier. No luck. James finally got ahold of her and we headed over to another bar. Wait in line. Once we finally get inside, she sees us and they are on their way home. Women! You just can’t win!

We made our way back to my house at around 1 AM. I grabbed a glass of water, but James insisted on having a beer. After several minutes in front of the TV, I noticed he was drifting off to sleep. “Hey James,” I said. His head pops up. “Oh, we’re back at your house already?” Wow! It’s probably a good thing we didn’t stay at the bars any longer. I had a pretty good headache when I woke up, but I’m feeling better already. Good times…

Is Photo Matt Gone For Good?

I sure hope not. Matt introduced me to a whole new world when I stumbled across his site back in October-November. He suggested WordPress for use with my new blog and the rest is history. I’ve learned CSS, XHTML, and PHP. I’ve tried to conform to web standards as much as I can. To say the least…Matt has had a great influence on me, which has provided many hours of enjoyment.

I think the key point to remember is that Matt never said for how long he was going to take his site down. It could be forever (I doubt) or it could be just a few days.

According to Google I am the # 7 most important Matt in the world. When I reach the top of that list I’m going to take my website down.

Matthew Mullenweg

Come back soon Matt!!

Playing Poker With Phil Hellmuth

Playing Poker With Phil Hellmuth

Yes, that’s me at a .25/.50 cent table (Limit Texas Hold’em) with professional poker player Phil Hellmuth on UltimateBet. It was pretty sweet! I even took his ass on one hand so now I can say I went up against one of the best poker players in the world and beat him. I had aces the hole and he had tens. I raised pre-flop, he re-raised, and I capped it at four bets. There were two other players in the pot so it ended up being over $9 when the cards were turned over, which is pretty good at that limit. An interesting thing that I learned is that Phil has a contract with UB and has to play 40 hours a month, except during May when the WSOP is going on.

Overall it was a losing night of poker because I was paying too much attention to the conversations at the Phil table. Oh well…you win some, you lose some. How many other people can say they’ve played against a World Champion in something?