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    Howdy. This is Bob. The Bob of Bob Blog. This blog contains about five minutes of my thoughts each day. A record. A history. And occasionally worth reading.

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    Wednesday, January 28, 2009  
    Movie: Hamlet 2
    Odd. Kind of weird. A high school musical that couldn't really have happened. But kind of funny to watch.


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    Sunday, January 11, 2009  
    Chicken fried?
    Found on the web to help determine the difference between chicken friend and country fried steak...

    Chicken-Fried: Deep-fried, but no bacon grease is used
    Country-Fried: Pan-fried, with bacon grease

    Though chicken fried always comes with cream gravy, (instead of cream or brown with country-fried) as well as it being crispier, I think I'd miss it not being fried in bacon grease; it might change the flavour too much.

    The dividing line is roughly at the Mississippi river, not middle TN. Country is in the east, chicken is in the west.


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    Saturday, January 10, 2009  
    Movie: Sweeney Todd
    A dark and delicious musical comedy. We watched this tonight and had a good time. Serve with meat pies...


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    Saturday, January 03, 2009  
    Kongregate check
    I was issued my first check for getting over the $25 mark yesterday. Clearly this is a hobby as I'd need about 500x that amount to replace my day job. If the increased pace keeps up though, I may get another check by May!


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    Thursday, January 01, 2009  
    Pet Society: Betting
    Unless you are doing this for the trophy, STOP. There are much better ways to make coins in Pet Society (PS). At ~2 minutes per race plus another for UI rangling, that's over 15 hours for the second trophy. Likely more.

    So here is my strategy...

    5 coins per bet. Macro it if possible or at least be multitasking and something stronger than watching TV. I'm pretty certain, I won't be going for the gold trophy until I have this totally automated (and I'm strongly in the no botting camp.)

    Likely 500+ is going to be required for the 100 win trophy assuming 1/3 winners. I don't think you can do anything to improve your odds. I'll let you know if the trophy covers 100+ of that.

    If 1/3... essentially the odds say lose 5 per win.
    lose 5, lose 5, win 5

    I tried a little bit of the Martingale betting early in my PS betting. I quickly realized I wasn't out to make a profit or even have fun, just get the trophy. So minimizing risk was necessary. Articles on the web verify that the betting limit of 500 puts you at risk for a 8 racing losing streak (5,10,20,40,80,160,320,500). I recall several times my 160+ reserve was nearly ruined, which only required a 5 race streak. I stopped to get more money. And then had a change of heart about my strategy.

    I've started tracking data to see how I'd do after about the 20th win. See below. Unfortunately, I didn't record which pets were racing.

    Day1: LLL W LLLLLL W L W L (L=11 W=3) Winner Lanes=4 7 4 My place: 1=3 2=7 3=5


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    Wooden puzzle
    Today I solved the interlocking wooden puzzle with six pieces. In the end, it was probably only medium difficult. Neither hard, nor fiendish. See Gemani Games for more ideas.

    I'm also at 90/160 in Wii Ski. I suspect the game will only hold my interest for a few more weeks. Maybe until I find a way to go skiing in Jan/Feb... most likely Feb. Or perhaps until I pick up the Shaun White snowboarding game. When will I tire of virtual exercise over real?


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