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Today's Bridge: I only played one hand, and I forgot that it was in 3S (since we had a big partscore) and tried to play it in 4. Fortunately, I couldn't find a way to lose a fifth trick even while I tried to avoid a fourth. I had S J-10-x-x-x H A-J-x D K-x C K-x to Jerry's S A-K-x H x-x-x-x D J-x-x-x C A-x, and Dan C. started with the king of hearts, which I let ride, then the ace of diamonds and a small diamond to Ken's queen and my king. I crossed to the king of spades, and Dan showed out immediately. While I was in dummy, I figured I'd sluff my jack of hearts on the jack of diamonds, but Ken ruffed, so I overruffed with the ten and cashed the clubs and the ace of hearts, on which Dan again showed out. So I could have had the heart finesse, but oh well. I still made three. We set two contracts that I thought looked pretty good, one because we managed to root out all of Ken's honors and my nines were good, and the other because I had all the power and Ken finessed against me several times, even though I'd takeout doubled. He didn't really have much choice, of course, because the defense was pretty good, but I really should have led the queen from my K-Q-x-x of spades into the board's A-x-x-x, because the king pretty much gave away the presence of the queen. The queen lead could have been a singleton aside from my initial takeout double of his club opener. During the last hand, someone came along and seemed interested in the game, so I invited him to join us again tomorrow and I might stop by his cube just to renew the invitation. With any luck, we'll have a new player by the time one of our current players retires.

Today's Work: I got a pretty brilliant idea for how to handle the more complex task I was talking about yesterday, and I got it done. I still need to test it, but the part I could test without having the equipment yet. Guess I need to look into that tomorrow. I had a nice, early day, so I'm hoping to get through all of the new videos tonight and maybe do some commentary.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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