Month: November 2007

  • November 2007 Poker Summary

    Very short post this time around. I didn’t get to play too much this month, but a reasonable amount nonetheless. I already reported on the one live tourney here, with excellent results in that one. 🙂 I’m posting this early because we have dinner plans tonight so I know I won’t be playing […]

  • CMA Writers Series at Joe’s Pub

    On Tuesday this week, Lois asked me to check if anything was going on at any of our favorite clubs for either Wed or Thu, the only two nights this week that we didn’t have plans yet. This was highly unusual for Lois, given that we both tend to be home-bodies unless we […]

  • Grado vs Bose Quiet Comfort 2

    I’ve written about my new Grados a few times already, so this might feel like piling on a bit. I mentioned in a post about my new iPods that I own a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones, courtesy of my genius gift-giving friend Ed. I only use them when I travel […]

  • Decent Result in Sunday Poker Tourney

    Well, the title gives it all away. You don’t need to read any further. 🙂 Seriously, a minor cash, but even the worst prize in the weekly tourney is a good one, when you don’t pay full freight to get in. This is my third post of the day, and all three end […]

  • Experimenting with Bit Rates in Ripping CDs

    In this post, I discussed my new Grado headphones. In that post, as well as this one, I mentioned that I am most definitely not an audiophile. The new Grados were so far superior to the crappy ear buds included with the iPods that I started to question my choice of ripping all […]

  • My Hughes HDVR2 Gets Resuscitated

    In October 2003, I bought a Hughes HDVR2 from It is a Tivo Series 2 device, which has DirecTV tuners (two of them) built in. I ordered two disks (each 160GB) which at the time, was a large system. Today, they build terabyte (and greater!) systems, so mine is pokey by those […]

  • New Grado Headphones

    I was in the market for new headphones, and after doing some research on the web, landed on Grado. I decided that the best value was the Grado SR80. Most of the reviews that I read were on After placing an order with one site, I ended up canceling the order when […]

  • The Wailin’ Jennys at Gravity Lounge

    We’re in the middle our usual Zope Trip, which involves a weekend in Virginia. We typically spend the weekend with our friends. They were on a 10-day trip cruising from Italy to Greece, and were scheduled to return late last night (they did). On Friday afternoon, during a lull in the workday, I […]

  • Theme Updated Again

    OK, this is the last announcement of something as silly as a theme change. Since I specifically mentioned which theme I was using in the last post, I didn’t want anyone who visited now to think that they were viewing that theme. I think they did a very nice job, very attractive, but […]

  • Sprucing up my WordPress Theme and Plugins a Bit

    I’ve been accused in the past (by Jamie) of being a little boring with this site. That’s code for being a luddite, I’m sure. It’s also true. I have been using the default WP theme since I started blogging, and only recently added a few plugins. Well, tada, that’s all changed now. As […]