Print Story I played a truly terrible game of chess last night.
By gzt (Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 10:38:07 AM EST) gzt, angry dome, pipa, sopa, projects, chess, skat, schnapsen (all tags)
I took an existing calendar and altered it to fit my whims. I don't feel like working much today. I have class until 8:30.

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Print Story crazy stuff
By gzt (Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 04:48:42 PM EST) gzt, chess, skat, texas, quiverfull, psi, statistics, cowtipping, inside job (all tags)
We watched Inside Job last night. It was all right, I think it was a very clear explanation of the financial crisis with minimal grandstanding and propagandizing (more than the Enron documentary, far less than a Michael Moore documentary).

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Print Story finally, the stats I was looking for
I finally found the stats I was interested in for skat. I wanted to know how often good tournament players end up passing in the hand, how often they play hand games, and all that sort of stuff. I found a site that tell me this:

And I found a site with lots of discussion, which might be helpful: Google translate is a bit off at points, of course (stimuli! irritation! I don't speak German!).

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Print Story Christmas time is here.
By gzt (Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 05:40:49 PM EST) gzt, non-controversial, vaccines, skat, piquet, cards, aubrey, maturin, boat books (all tags)
I had a decent Christmas.

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Print Story impossible games. and: Merry Festivus!
By gzt (Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 04:00:01 PM EST) gzt, festivus, airing of grievances, napoleon, belote, skat, cards (all tags)
Card games descended from Karnoffel seem impossible. Like this one: Many board games seem like that to me, as well, and are unpleasant to play.

"No, instead, there's a pole. It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting."

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