Archive for September, 2008
September 25, 2008
Filed Under (Real Life) by crumble on 25-09-2008
Walking to the office this morning, I took one of my favourite slight detours: the Thames Path between London Bridge and Tower Millennium Pier. I like to look at the tide and count the cormorants.
But this morning, I was forced to take a detour: they have removed a small flight of steps on the Path and are in process of putting in a ramp instead.
Actually, they have been at it for a couple of months now, which has given me plenty of time to ponder its significance.
Ramps have been springing up all over the place for some years now. It’s not just London, but everywhere you go in Britain they are putting the things in and making routes more circuitous for everyone with two working legs.
I’m sure you all agree with me that the stated motive for this – accessibility for the less mobile – is a worthy aim. But it occurred to me recently…
WHAT IF IT’S ALL A COVER-UP?
What if Davros is controlling the minds of staff in the Mayor’s Office? What if, right now, there is a Dalek ship in orbit around the moon, waiting for the right moment to land and annihiliate all humans?
I know that Daleks have levitational powers nowadays, but it surely must burn a whole lot of energy to keep a Dalek aloft. Even Daleks must be subject to the second law of thermodynamics, so the ubiquitous ramps will make their victory simple and certain.
Ever since this occurred to me I’ve been carrying a packet of blu-tak in my pocket just in case I need it to blind a Dalek invader or two.
I suggest you do the same. Watch the skies, people, watch the skies!!!
p.s. normal poker commentary will resume soon once the work-life balance is reinstated. In the meantime I have no time available to play so my reader will just have to wait a little longer.
September 06, 2008
Filed Under (Poker) by crumble on 06-09-2008
I’m off for a few days late summer sunshine with my regular reader, funded by my internet poker winnings. As a result there will (probably) be no new blog updates until next weekend.
It will be strange to be away from poker; it’s many months since I’ve not played a game for three consecutive days! Still, I expect to come back refreshed and ready to recommence the cash tables grind.
I’ll see how I feel, but right now I’m thinking I need a new approach whereby instead of hunting for increasingly scarce fish I should be chasing the weaker regulars.
This is the approach taken by online player Boywonder and documented eloquently in this thread on the 2+2 forum. Worth a read I think, the methodical and zen-like approach has worked really well for this guy. He plays a couple of levels higher than I do, where the fish stocks are quite likely even more depleted, but it’s only a matter of time before microstakes is just as bad. It’s entirely logical, too – if there are no fish to feed on you have to become a bigger shark that feeds off the weaker sharks.
I’m not sure what the endgame looks like; does it play out with end with just a small number of very big sharks who instantly eat up any new players that dip a toe into the world of online poker? Or is there a more optimistic ending? Maybe I’ll think about this while I’m away from the tables. Or maybe I won’t!
Missing you already!!