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In praise of Akismet and more thoughts on my blow-up Sunday

First of all, Akismet is the coolest thing ever. It is a comment spam eating plug-in for WordPress and it is absolutely phenominal. So far, not one spam has made it through to my blog and not one real comment has been flagged as spam. I think it has eaten 97 spam messages so far. If you have WordPress, you absolutely have to get Akismet. It is the coolest thing since beer (because sliced bread ain’t that great). It uses a hive mind approach where once one user tags a specific post as spam, it knows that post is spam every time it sees it. It also apparantly has the usual array of filters, because it does an awesome job. If you use WordPress, get it. Now.

On the 53o bluff hand that I talked about last time, I think I learned some useful stuff. The other player posted his thoughts on ITH and he said that my betting confused him — it didn’t tell a story that he could make good sense of, so he called it. I knew that my bet would seem odd, but I would have guessed that when bets were confusing that people would tend to fold. He pointed out to me that when bets are confusing they chance that they are a bluff goes up and people tend to call. I think I should be able to use that information in the future, if only to avoid donking off all my chips next time. A better bluff where the read of what you hold is clear and perhaps weird bets with monster hands might be a better way to go.

I shouldn’t bother with the freeroll tonight, but it is like crack to me now. I’m going to play.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.