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Today's Bridge: Our new guy, Sam, came back and got to play a couple of contracts. He still needs to learn the value of setting up a long suit, but that comes with time and practice. My big blunder was underbidding a hand - I had S A-K-x H K-x-x D K-x-x-x C A-Q-x and Jerry opened 1H to my right. I felt I was too strong to overcall 1NT (in either system, but we were playing Precision) and a bit weak for 2NT, so I doubled, Sam redoubled, and Ken bid 2C. I considered just bidding 3NT, but I contented myself with inviting at 2NT. Ken declined to raise with S Q-x-x H x D 10-x-x-x C K-J-x-x-x, which is understandable. On the predictable heart lead, I get the king as well as eight tricks in the black suits (when clubs behave). Jerry had the ace of diamonds, naturally, but while I'm cashing my tricks, he's going to bare the ace and keep enough hearts to take the rest. Opponents made a game, and we went for 3S and missed it. I think there might have been a play for it had Ken set up the long diamonds, but that's just a guess.

Today's Work: I took on a new problem and it's a toughie. I have to figure out how the ShellExecute function in Windows finds the executable if it doesn't get a complete path. It's not the PATH environment variable. I had a break in the middle of the afternoon to go through my passport, stamp by stamp, and explain what each one meant as best I could. I guess someone out there must care where I went when I was a child.

I indulged in a slice of lasagna tonight, and it was very good. Surprisingly good for pre-cooked. I have no regrets, but that may change tomorrow morning when I measure my glucose again.

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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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