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Isn't c++ nifty? [Aug. 5th, 2013|09:42 pm]
The new lambda syntax makes the following a legal c++ expression:


c++11 is going to be fun.
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PokerStove is back [Apr. 25th, 2013|10:05 pm]
Well, the site is still down, but I've created a github account and uploaded the installer there. I will also be open sourcing some of the core libraries over the next few weeks.
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Abusing c++ [Feb. 27th, 2013|11:29 pm]
Playing around with sample code for the purposes of (1) cleaning up code (2) showing off my guru skills. Not sure that (1) is sufficiently compelling to introduce (2) into the codebase.

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <map>

using namespace std;

class delegate
        m_dispatch["hola"] = &delegate::hello;
        m_dispatch["adios"] = &delegate::goodbye;

    void dispatch(string message, string data)
        if (m_dispatch.find(message) != m_dispatch.end())
            cout << "could not find: " << message << " " << data << endl;

    void goodbye(string in)
        cout << "goodbye: " << in << endl;

    void hello(string in)
        cout << "hello: " << in << endl;

    typedef void (delegate::* member_function)(string) ;

    map<string,member_function> m_dispatch;

int main(void)
    delegate dispatcher;
    dispatcher.dispatch("hola", "world");
    dispatcher.dispatch("adios", "cruel world");
    dispatcher.dispatch("lost", "world");
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(no subject) [Nov. 10th, 2012|07:07 pm]
I recently installed ubuntu (12.04 LTS) on my laptop.  Ubuntu uses the "select to paste, middle button to paste" throughout the desktop. Unfortunately, after years of training my mind only understands "right click to paste" semantics.  I attribute this to the fact that I've been using Windows and putty for something like a decade.

So I went out in search of a fix.  One would think that this would be a trivial fix, as it is in putty.  Just pick the appropriate option from the application.


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Unreal estate [Aug. 18th, 2012|01:27 pm]
Looking to buy a place in San Mateo or Foster City you see a lot of strange things. Today I ran across what are almost certainly error or scams.

This listing:

describes a vacant lot that was recently on the marke for $280k, but went unsold. However, the sales history indicates that the property sold for $1000k in 2006. I suspect that this is a case of data entry error, but since 2006 was deep in the throws of the housing bubble, it's hard to be sure.

Likewise, this property is curious as well:

It's a house on the market for $1400k, which is roughly 50% over neighboring comps. Strangely zillow values the property at $2443k, which is even more insane. The third curiosity is that the property sold for $365k in 1997, and then in 1999 for ten times that amount ($3,863,636). This probably due to data entry error. Maybe they got carried away typing 636363636363636363, and added a bonus six? The assessment value of $1M confirms something funny. My guess is that it was sold for $386k, and permitted improvements upped the value to $1M.
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Cameo apearance [Jun. 18th, 2012|01:47 pm]
Watch as I dork around with my chips, button up my shirt, and practice my "poker face" in the background while Terrence Chan is interviewed in the foreground.

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On to day two of wsop 27 [Jun. 14th, 2012|11:10 am]
As per before, timely updates on twitter @andrewprock and possible on once they figure out what my name is.
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2012|09:32 pm]
Just an FYI. I am posting WSOP updates to twitter: @andrewprock
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5k lhe pic [Jun. 10th, 2012|12:33 pm]
Me at the table with the table from hell, which included five other high stakes limit regulars. The guy to my right is Brock Parker (tsoprano).

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WSOP shares [May. 25th, 2012|10:11 am]
I'll be heading out to Las Vegas the weekend of June 2nd for two weeks. I've been waffling around with the idea of soliciting backing, but it's something that I'm always a bit hesitant about. It means work for me (collecting and paying), and it costs me money (I like my own action). A recent post on the BARGE list reminded me that I should shit or get off the pot, so here is the official WSOP shares post. I've offered these every year except last year.

Here are the events I'm planning on playing:

June  5, 5 pm    Limit hold 'em         $1,500
June  6, 5 pm    Stud/8                 $5,000
June  8, 5 pm    Razz                   $2,500
June  9, 5 pm    Limit hold 'em         $5,000
June 10, 5 pm    2-7 Triple Draw        $2,500
June 11, 5 pm    Omaha/8                $5,000
June 12, noon    Limit hold'em shootout $1,500
June 13, noon    HORSE                  $1,500

That's $24,500 in buy-ins, and the pool set aside for all events played will be that size.

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Previously, I had offered rooting shares for 2x markup. Based on the current poker/economic conditions, this time around I'm offering th rooting shares roughly 1.5x markup. The total pool will be $24,500 and I will fully fund the remaining pool (up to 100%), so regardless of interest I plan on playing all the listed events. Due to the tight schedule, making day 2/3 will mean that I may not get to play all the events, meaning that the entire pool may not be put into action.

The rooting shares are meant to be small, but to avoid too much bookkeeping, they have a minimum buy of $150, which will buy a .4% share of my total winnings.

If you are interested, please comment here or send me an email.

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