I know it's been quite a while since I have posted. I guess I am just not that interesting of an individual right now. Most of my life is: school, work, school, work, little bit of self / social time, bed.
My Exciting Life!
An illustration of this fact is that I was struck with an idea 2 nights ago to reformat my hard drives. There was so much gunk and junk littering my hard drive. It's been collecting for 2 years and really building up. My computer was crawling, struggling to do basic stuff. So, I reformatted them (my laptop + desktop). It took me approx 6 hours in total from start to finish. The hardest part was crawling my hard drives and saving whatever I thought was important on an external hard drive (AIM logs, videos, website stuff, personal items, other stuff). It's interesting that I was so excited about it. Just goes to show how much my life revolves around this box of metal that connects me to the world.
After reformatting I had a stunning realization: security is kind of important. I have been SO HYPOCRITICAL regarding security. People ask me if anti virus software is important and I'd instantly say yes. But for me, nah its fine. Mine expired a year ago and I never renewed. So I did some searching around, read some reviews, and talked to some people I know. I decided to go with Kaspersky - www.kaspersky.com. It is supposed to be the better software right now (depending on what you do, etc). I'd recommend it based on what I learned recently. This was one of the reasons I reformatted. I had no idea what the program "hvXnfkmsknWElasnd9340" was doing running in the background (wtf eh?) and I thought that I was probably infected to the gills with adaware and spyware.
A Rant on AIM
Another thing I want to poke around. I am not sure how I feel about AIM at the moment. I know that its convenient to IM if that is what you want to do. I mean lots of poker players use AIM and if I want to IM someone AIM is probably where I'd go. But regarding security, I am not sure how much I trust AIM. Also, how efficient is AIM if you don't have a need to IM people? Honestly, I get a lot of IMs, and people usually tell me important things in AIM. Well,the fact is I forget 99% of what I talk about in AIM. I do not practice note taking as much as I should. Why do I forget? Because AIM is always up and I am usually doing something else when I get an IM. All the sudden I am taken away from my work, I lose focus, and have to force myself to focus on what someone is saying. I then say "ok" or something to that effect and return to what I was doing and my brain simply doesnt remember to do what I typed "ok" for. Theres a much better solution. Email. Just e-mail me if you have something important to talk about. If you IM it to me, please be aware that you are 90% to be forgotten. Conclusion: AIM is great for conversation between friends. Bad for important stuff.
Sorry, nothing to update on here. I played a little but while trying hard to learn Memoirs of Aejones (Awesome stuff by he way). The bottom line is I do not have any time for Poker. If I were playing $5/$10+ or something then perhaps I'd find time but right now I have a lot of more important stuff that needs to take priority over playing $1/$2 marginally. I think when school is removed from my time equation I should really spend a lot of time on poker in replace of school and go for gold or quit completely and just play recreation once or twice a month. I do not love poker, I simply like the money, and if I can't make a decent amount of money then why play? Perhaps that is my problem in itself!