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Published on December 21, 2003 by in All Posts

Pokah! Had a good old time at Foxwoods playing in their little Poker Tournaments. I placed in the top 40 (out of 190) in the limit event. I busted out all in with pocket tens and ran into pocket kings. Ouch. I opted not to play in the no limit event, partly because I was worried I would do poorly, and partly because I slept in. I was pretty happy with my performance overall. For my first tournament I knocked a few people out and only made a few mistakes. Good times. Next time around I will play both events.

 
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Published on December 15, 2003 by in All Posts

Stranded So here I sit in Ithaca. You might ask, “Ammon, what are you doing in Ithaca at 10 AM on a Monday? You work in NYC.” Yes, we have 9 inches of snow and counting. Three abortive attempts to catch a bus later, I am here trying to get some work done. There was a 6:45 PM bus last night, a 1:10 AM and a 4:50 AM bus this morning. All cancelled. Wonderful. This would not be a horrible thing if I didn’t have some extremely important matters to take care of at work today. Things that cannot really be done remotely. I shall do what I can. Yes, I know, boohoo little sissy. I don’t need it from youse peoples.

 
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Published on December 14, 2003 by in All Posts

Microsux Is it right to get pissed off at computers. I think so. It is better to get pissed at computers than at people, says I. I tried installing IIS on my godbox so I could test some ASP scripts. That is all I wanted to do. Then the thing won’t start IIS, I try numerous things right up until the wireless connection tanks. I try restarting and I get a blue screen warning me that MS shut me off for my own good and that the wireless adapter driver has some issues. Kaboom. I can’t restart in safe mode because a geek like me has a wireless keyboard that won’t work until XP configures its driver. So I am screwed. I spent a whole lotta money on that machine and got screwed by my own geekdom. You would think that with an extra few dozen billions in cash, Microsoft could afford to churn out some quality code to keep me happy at the least. Yes, Noble, I know the Mac tirade already. It does not need repeating.

 
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Published on December 12, 2003 by in All Posts

Forgive Me, Blogger… For I have sinned. It has been one week since my last post. Things are good. I have been at work until at least 10 PM on three occasions this week. Working on a new project. Yup. Busy boy I am. The downside of that is that I have been late for work most of the week. I think “The Boss” would much prefer that I be here during regular business hours, so I am putting forth an extra effort. Feel free to call me at 7 AM every morning to get my lazy butt out of bed. I am such a weenie. Never enough hours in the day for work, play, and sleep. So I cut out play and sleep. Bad Ammon. Good thing I like my job. Speaking of job, I am at work as I type this. Gotta go!

 
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Published on December 3, 2003 by in All Posts

New Workout Partner Announced
New York, NY – Today, Ammon announced the formation of a strategic partnership with a co-worker to merge workout schedules. The mutually advantageous merger is expected to increase the sexiness and overall health of both parties. Ammon Brown, Ammon Inc. CEO, was quoted as saying, “I am very pleased to be undertaking this new endeavor. It is a step in the right direction to break the vicious cycle of low energy and laziness that has affected this organization in recent months.” When asked if this decision was prompted by analyst projections that overall company weight will exceed 340 pounds by the first quarter of 2007, Brown refused comment. He did, however, make it clear that this latest move is unrelated to the impending new year, saying, “I have been in double secret negotiations with my co worker for many months now. The timing has more to do with finalizing scheduling details that with any resolutions.” The co-worker, unnamed in this story to protect his identity until the deal is finalized, also expressed optimisim about having a new gym partner. Brown’s wife was unavailable for comment at press time, but is expected to be pleased with the news. The merger is expected to take effect next week.

 
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