July 05, 2010
These last couple of days can be summarized with very few words. World Cup, formatting, installing, importing and grinding.
The World Cup was exciting, and one of my favorite sides are doing really well. Dieses Jahr ist der deutsche Jahr! Immer wieder Deutschland! I'm also rooting for Uruguay, because it's always fun to root for the underdog. It's a shame they knocked out Ghana in the manner that they did, but you can't do anything about it. I'm hoping they beat the crap out of the Netherlands, and that Diego ForlÃ¡n wins the Golden Boot. I have some money riding on it. I also have money on Germany winning the World Cup.
Formatting my disks was interesting. I had like zero space left on my disks and couldn't import anything to my HEM database or anything. I decided to format both my disks, so I moved everything essential to my external HDD, and formatted. I also downgraded from Windows Vista to Windows XP. Great success! If any of you are still using Windows XP, but you hate the themes available, you should check out Zune Theme. It's all black and sexy, and it looks really good. Formatting and re-installing everything took about 2 days effectively, because I started at night and there was World Cup matches in between etcetera. I timed it so I could watch the World Cup quarter finals while importing all my audio files into iTunes again, which was a genius move. Importing music into iTunes was probably the most work of those two days, even though I didn't really have to do anything. 35,000 mp3 files from my external HDD to iTunes, and copying them to their own location on my computer. I'm not sure how long it took, but I'm pretty sure it was at least 4 hours just doing that. With that out the window, I now could listen to music again while working on my PC, which is sweet. I fail to function without music.
The next step was obviously reimporting all my hands to HEM, which I'm still doing. I've currently imported about 1,500,000 hands or something in that area, and I still have 23,000 files or something to go through. This is going to be a lengthy process, for sure. Bah. At least I can grind, albeit HUDless, while I'm importing hands. That, I can dig.
Sunday was MTT Sunday. Or break even Sunday. I cashed in a $3 rebuy and a $26 thing on FullTilt, and some tournament on Stars. They were all mincashes though. I tried abusing some fish on the bubble in some hand, and got snapped by second pair on the river when I shoved on Q87J5. Sadface.