Friday, September 08, 2006

Gaaah. I've gotten so lazy with this blog, with barely an update a week any more. I guess playing online leaves one with a lot less to talk about than playing live, especially compared to when playing live required planned vacations to far-off casinos like it did when I lived in Austin.

It also keeps getting harder to find hands that I find interesting enough to want to post. I probably still see two or three a week, but in the deluge of 600 hands an hour, I tend to forget them by the time the session is over.

I also hate posting too much about results because 1) I try not to focus on results much because it drives me crazy otherwise (20K hand breakeven streaks are a lot more fun when I don't even realize I've had them until I'm going over my results with a fine-toothed comb at the end of each month) and 2) every time I post about how well I'm doing, I tend to start doing poorly--so I'm hoping to aviod toggling whatever psychological doom switch I'm flipping on myself by bragging.

End result: fewer posts, and those that I do get around to don't have much content (like today's, yay!).

So yeah, just take this post as a semi-apology without any actual promises of improvement.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Stonemender said...

2) every time I post about how well I'm doing, I tend to start doing poorly--so I'm hoping to aviod toggling whatever psychological doom switch I'm flipping on myself by bragging.

Why not try some reverse psychology? Talk about the horrible suckouts (like the quad 4's) and other 1/2 outters people river against you.

It might help you to do better ;)

5:41 AM  
Anonymous strangenuts said...

How's the wrist holding up?

7:23 AM  
Blogger eric said...

How's the wrist holding up?

So yeah, playing so many hours online 6-8 tables at a time started giving me wrist problems using a traditional mouse. So I switched to left-handed, which went good for a couple weeks until the same problems sprang up in that wrist. So I went ergonomic mouse-shopping, and tried a couple before settling on the 3M ergonomic mouse, which looks like a small joystick.

I've been using it for a couple weeks and it's been much better, but now I'm getting not pain yet, but fatigue from using it so many hours a day. So we'll see. I may have to just cycle--right-handed traditional, left-handed traditional, right-handed ergonomic, to spread around the "damage."

I just hate to think what effect all this online playing is going to have on my wrists when I'm 65.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

Eric --

You're just having the wrists problem now?

I had it a long time ago, so I have some recommendations. You've prolly heard most of 'em, but maybe one'll be new.

btw, was just in austin.

5:24 PM  
Blogger eric said...

I'm all ears.

9:43 PM  

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