Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thank god for Beverly Hills:90210

Ever come across a website that think's the United States of America is the only country in the world? You know the ones where they present a form with a zipcode field. I don't mind it the label "Zip Code", but it's the validation that bugs me. Some sites are kind enough to not validate the field and allow me to input my Canadian postal code, but then there those dweebs who write validation logic that applies to USA zip codes only.

Well thank the lord that I used to watch Brenda, Brandon, Kelly, Donna and Dylan on 90120. Without it, I'd never have a valid US zip code forged in my mind that I can use to fool those myopic websites.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

WSOP Qualifer

Out of boredom I decided to use some frequent player points on Pokerstars to play a WSOP qualifier tourney last night. This is the first time I've played in a tournament (usually just play single table games) and I can see what all the excitement is, wow!

I did quite well, actually very well. I came in 1st place and gained entry (top 14 out of 149 won entries into the 2nd round) into the second round of the qualifier which is about to start now. For this upcoming round, top 2 finishers get a trip to the WSOP in Vegas, $10k entry fee is paid for as well as hotel accomodations.

The end of last night's tourney was exciting as 15 players were left and everyone started playing tight, hoping for someone else to drop out, thus ensuring the rest of us an entry into today's tourney. Of course, leave it to me, sitting in top spot to push out the 15th player as I held pocket pairs and after the flop had an open ended straight which I got on the turn card.

Round 2 starts now...