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Google will be the iTunes of Books. Drink The Kool-Aid---Books, the liquid Version.

May the source be with you(th).The invitational medium of the web, where talent control the experience and makes capital dance, we have been invited to the
Google Ball. Who needs an MLS or a library card. We want google to unshelf the book and be our librarian!

This is Google's Come As You Are karaoke American Idol contest --- that will turn the grunge of pulp (free) fiction/ nonfriction business of digital books, into the mainstream.This is really not about scanning the copy. The copy loses its value. Books are like music in this sense--ephemeral. It is widely viewed as entertainment.Now the value chain is more about relationships, links, connection and sharing that are shifting the value proposition.

The iPod has done it with music, Flickr has done it with photos, MySpace has done it with bands. Google WILL do it for books. Forced obsolescence of content - the need to repurchase it over and over again is over.

Project Gutenberg trusted third party has a library of over 20, 000 free ebooks whose "copyright" has expired in the USA. Nobody came because it it obeyed the law of decreasing returns. Copy this, copythat, copyright:Copy wrong.

The Judge Judy and Executioner are still out on Sony and Amazon. or Is it about owning objects or access? Is it a pay-per-view or a rental?

Sony recently introduced its "Party Of One" (BOOK reading appliance)Reader--or as Hotel @nyware likes to call it,books in drag, with its (r)EVOlutionary paper-like display; digital book service with 10,000 titles.It looks destined for the canned "out of office auto reply" bin and left to wither if it remains a stand alone. Doing the exactly right next thing is a better bet than doing the same thing twice.The desktop has already been invented.

Amazon is also planning an e-book service. Ready to put us to sleep with their version of Project Z (Z is for Libraries-In LC classification). Yet, it could gain traction with long tail content as price moves towards the "free". Amazon's best move is to anticipate this cheapness.To maximise readership of that magical place of low-to-no sales where most of the books in the world live; digital interlinking will maximise the fringes of the esoteric and niche non-best sellers.

Google's digital library project is rolling out one way or the other. It is Monster's Ball, the adventures of Conan the Librarian-- Literature without books, pulp(free)fiction. It obeys the law of increasing returns. Scanning the libraries of libraries. There are no illegitimate kids only illegitimate parents. Google has a moral imperative to rescue 75% of the orphaned out-of-print books out there, and scan them because:

Attention Economy 1 01: When information is plentiful, peers take over the network, and the network is a possibility factory. The more plentiful
e books become, the more valuable they become.

The University of Texas is on board. The Google Books Library Project digitizes books from major libraries around the world and makes their collections searchable on Google Book Search is the instant replay of TV Sports. Dubbed The Google 5,the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and the New York Public Library also signed on with the Google project, which expects to scan 15 million books from the libraries.

Ed Reif's Trend2007 says "This move will give the wrecking ball to the dead information world of "Books" and the re-birth of e-books; and have a deep impact on the publishing industry and book retailers." Back off! Or Goggle'll cross-reference the heck outta you. The real magic is when as each word in each book is cross-linked, clustered, cited, extracted, indexed, analyzed, annotated, remixed, reassembled and woven deeper into our world. Every page reads all the other pages.


The Proletarian Librarian, goes to work, does his job and goes home. The days of just smiling and nodding are over. Welcome to Infinite Smile----the creative chaos and destruction of The Capitalist Librarian. After all, a good book, opened with expectation, should be closed with profit.

Ready Fire. Aim .Google won't be asking permission, only forgiveness. Knowledge is not the answer, it is knowing where to find the answers. The quest is in the questions. We have the questions and Google has the answers. Where does information go to die--With google. Nothing gets "deselected". (copyright)Laws die, Books never.

Google says it wants to organize the world's information. Go ahead, make our day. I am one of 380million people using the 800lb gorrila--- Google each month. Give us a no manual easy to use way to do this and we'll all be Part of the planet of the apes.Universities, libraries, academics, and librarians failed in their mission.

It can happen---On a recent trip to Tokyo, on the Ginza Line subway, I saw commuters reading entire novels on their mobile phones.
I recently wrote about Audiobooks going cellular. I want to be able to download a book to my blackberry, my cellphone and even my ipod.

I spent some time over in Jeddah, I witnessed the ongoing airlifting of the entire 20th century infrastructure onto Saudi Arabia's sandy soil and wiring it up – from roads, to power, to communication, schools, housing, and utilities. Leapfrogging lite.

The virtues of a free digital livelihood without having to suffer for it in the industrial world economy are part of the
One Laptop initative. It is an education project not an laptop project; a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Lets seed the less developing world with easily available texts through the Google initiative. LDC's leapfrogged the POTS, plain old terrestrial telephone wires and went straight to carrying around Cell phones. They might as well skip Guttenberg, the printing press and books. The idea that software should be free, “like air,” seemed nuts, but then came open source, and propriety IBM, was one of the biggest supporters of Apache and Linux, and built a new business around it.

I see a world of virtual bookshelves like ITunes play lists....I see a world mashing up, Think Craigslist Real Estate meets Google Maps; a new culture of interaction and participation. Everything that's been written about can be brought up in real time on a screen.

Scan This book! is the imperative---so we can have total recall, make it our own, edit it, cut and paste it, mark it up , transfer and engage it. The scan becomes the marketing tool for these je ne se quas.


http://redtory.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_redtory_archive.htmlThe earth school kills all of its students. Yet your lifestyle will determine your death style.Earning a Pulitzer Prize these days for excellent journalism doesn't translate into sales.Time's You Person of the year is really you(TH), and no one under 30 EVER reads a newspaper.

"Honey, I Shrunk The Paper"

Newspapers went on a diet this year, in an effort to be slimmer, more targeted,--The Wall Street Journal and USA Today got smaller in a few days. The Los Angeles Times lost a few pounds. The New York Times is planning to do the Body For Life Challange. At the Chicago Tribune is joining the club. As the readership declines, moving to tabloid style is a cost cutting measure that could save the Journal, for instance, $18 million a year. Too bad nobody really gets their news from a hard copy anymore. We'll be talking about news rather than newspapers in the next year as Trend20007 predicts the death of the 7 day a week newspaper.

Who needs a 7 day a week, 365 day a year paper anymore? These papers have to be comfortable taking photos, using video and audio and mixing it up because there are so many other ways to get news. They should just phase out Mondays,Tuesdays, and Saturdays anyway, and focus on Friday and Sunday editions.









- - -- by Ed Reif»
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As part of the “cut-and-paste” blogerati,---The One Per Centers-- the people with time on their hands, Kid Blogger is busy living happily ever after, participating in the new "ism", capitalism, a.k.a. also know as, the creative destruction of the old wor(l)d order:

Making onself obsolete, is far cheaper than waiting for the competition to do it. Thank you Kid Blogger--open-minded, we-centric, candid, devoted to progress, personally accountable, curious, and confident ---Kid Blogger, Thank you for taking some of the quo out of the status, and the way things were before.

Kid Blogger takes pride in his Egonomics G.P.A. average of 4.0---- that by going on free classified ads sites like craigslist, newspapers’ advertising revenue are down; by using commercial-free youtube and Google video, television networks are under attack, by using file-sharing sites like limewire,and iPods the multi-billion-dollar music business is taking a hit, and soon enough Morgan Freeman's hollywood movie industry will be in disarray.

Home is not where my heart is , it is where
Kid Blogger's computer is. There's no place like work when you're at home (telecommuting).

Web 2.0 is the cult of the amateur, and Kid Blogger is personally drinking the kool-aid. Kid thought he would leave a mark on this world. He'll settle for a stain...


God's only voice is silence.

When you speak to him, it's called prayer. When he speaks to you, well they have meds for that. I couldn't help hearing God say" If the phone doesn't ring, it's probably me." Even my "calling" was no longer calling me. I no longer suffered from the affliction, "the sickness to teach" School was out forever. "What would J Crew Do? He'd go shopping. I did the next best thing, I went to Las Vegas.

I do Vegas like I do chips, and I do chips like I do my life--- in black. Black makes me seem mysterious and unapproachable, It's the equivalent of putting on sunglasses. Black Action. The assumption that gambling in Vegas is bad has outlived its usefulness.

I played at the Paris and Bellaggio;$100 Black Jack and $300 NLH tables, you go big or you go home (broke). It took three days to become an overnight success.

That rule that everything worthwhile is a result of struggle is false. There was nothing "ethical" however,about the Vegas work ethic. .There's a bit of larceny in getting more for less, a bit of cheating the “system”. You feel like some black market wheeler-dealer, living in the underground economy of cash.

Vegas' Looney-tuned tension gets its storyline from the Cartoon Network. In a New York minute, an ACME anvil pancakes you, and then a split second later, you’re expanded - accordion-style - back to normal, like some tempurpedic mattress. It’s a formula of ins and outs, need and speed and greed,aggravation and acceleration. Winning in Vegas has a way of turning money into problems. Just look at the "Where are they now?" VH1 segments and "former" Lottery Winners. They win the American dream and lose it---it's called Rock Bottom. This was not an option. I was not going to be at two with the universe. When your third eye and your turd eye come together---you start to believe your own S#it---The herd, however is wrong. The wisdom of crowds is a W2 world, and you can name your own salary--He's called Fred (Flintstone). What everyone knows is not worth knowing (for too long). Hell is other people, and you usually find them at the water cooler. You quit your day job.

The more stuff I permanently own, the more I have to worry. It weighs me down. I have the three c’s condo, cash and cars. I rent, don’t own them, even the cash. I buy then got rid of or give away all my "stuff". The new after is what I am after. All of the cream, none of the crop. I kept the promise to myself to enter the ever new.

I travel a lot. Travel means temporary freedom: Detachment, fractional ownership or no ownership at all, trying out new things, no commitments and no obligations, endless new experiences.

I rather rent than own. That's how I run my show. Remember what Mr Science says about Boiling The Frog- if you drop a frog into hot water, it will jump out. But if you slowly warm up the water, then the frog will stay there until it boils to death. I am constantly getting in and out of my Cz's comfort zones. The one with the most toys still dies. I remember an interview with the seasoned Robert DiNiro, He didn't want to buy furniture yet. I know the feeling.

What do I do now, now that I have even more time, money and opportunity? I thought of the mantra "To give is to live"---Volunteering. It doesn't pay. Money costs too much but I couldn't afford not to take an "adult time out" from the ordinary.

We Americans are in a time famine, while the rest of the world, (the axis of evil)---the 100 million people on this planet that make less than $2 a day, are time millionaires. I needed to get my freak-anomics on.

My burn rate in South East Asia was $20 Bucks or less a day, where the annual household income was $800.The longest journey begin with a cash advance from an ATM machine and a stack of American Express $500 traveler's checks. I booked the flight on Cathey Pacific and landed in Thailand,the land of smiles two days later. It's not about the Benji's, or even the Hamilton's, I could throw $1 bills out the window all day. Zero sum minus some. I went there with nothing else,and I was coming back with nothing else but an infinite smile.

Like Vegas, Thai Me Up, Thai Me Down....what goes in Bangkok, stays in Bangkok, It’s the most spectacular outbreak of mass delirium that you are likely to see. I will,however, let you in on a secret---it's calledถนนข้าวสาร Khao San Road . Khao San is "a short road that has the longest dream in the world", RPCV, ("the toughest time you'll ever kill") returning Peace Corp volunteers live hand to mouth on their paltry stipend, weeks on end. Khao San Road is a popular destination for 'alumnis' of world renowned institutes of higher learning.

Kaho San sees everything in quotations. It's "Kaho San" knockofff clothes and "Kaho San" pirated Cd's. "Kaho San"knockofff Clothes. "Khao San" rolex watches . Then there is, "Khao San University---fake educational diplomas--- a last stop for broke backpacers. Cowboy Falang, (foreigners) who end up teaching English, if they have a good personality and speak the mother tongue, use these credentials as their meal ticket, or make plane fare back to wherever they are gowing to be picking up their mail.

The Edumacation at "Khao San Road University" is dirt cheap.It is zencrafters, instant enlightenment in about 20 minutes or less. Just spell your name on this piece of paper. They'll print you up a diploma cum laude if you like. No tests.No Books.Noone is turned down. You give them money. They give you a degree.

I always liked the idea of reaching my human potential. I just never liked the price tag. At "Khao San Road University" The Price is right Bob, the low flat fee of 3,500 baht about $90 bucks, you can have three or four degrees---University of Texas, UCLA, and throw in a TEFL certificate to fast track your work permit for teaching English.

This really pisses a lot of University of Spolied Children (USC) types, and Now Your Unemployed (NYU) defaulting on student loans types. "" Wow, while you we're working for $22,000 a year at that law firm, I made just as much in six months in Thailand and ______." The real fun comes when they come back to the states, and try to use it to gain a position of trust, lying their way to the top. All the lies will be washed away by the truth, albeit, there is always a degree of suspicion. This is the real cult of the amateur. A"Little Miss Sunshine"
moment-you don't really need a degree confered on you to be beautiful!
The whole thing about college being some higher education only experience is ridiculous. "What's your major? Vodka,now that's a major, with a minor in Beer. Excellent, the Grail!, Nacho. I know a lot of workaholic in college, mention the word work and all they wanted to do is get drunk. Let's get real.You have to know when to quit and try again later. That's what's so endering about the Backpackers, "stopping out" for a while, chilling.I undersdtand their logic: Why go through all the bother it takes to get a degree from an accredited institution? Diplomas from those same schools can be bought for $30 bucks.No one is turned down.

Cowboy English teachers, who quit school to travel around the world, or for whatever reason just didn't dig school, and buy these"non-traditional" degrees, I have no beef with (as long as they don't "enroll" at Kha San University and "become" a Dentist)- A machine says “I was only following orders. It only does what it was programmed to do. That's walking the painted line, finishing school.


Beasting out on degree and transcripts has replaced stamps and coin collecting as the hobby of choice for the Lonely Planet crowd. Although I couldn't find a hazmat Truckers card, this makes Alverado Avenue's Downtown Los Angeles, with its cheap green cards, fake SSN#'s and California Driver's license look like kindergarten.













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"Money can't buy happiness but it can buy chips which is kinda the same thing"- Ed Reif

"The longest journey begins with a cash advance from the Bank of America"
The Kung Fu Book of Caine

The sex of Poker is really a game of mistakes and the greatest one is rooted in pleasure. The fine line we walk between success and self-destruction comes down to asking that one dirty (Harry) question rooted in the loner cop’s message of personal freedom, “Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?”

Poker is a game of situations. Winning poker is about making good decisions Feeling lucky and going to a casino is like feeling athletic and going to a sports bar. It’s a bad decision. It is the in to your sane, a kind of voluntary madness. The surest way of getting nothing from something. The road less traveled-the psycho path!

In Blackjack, there is always a correct decision, a perfect strategy. NLH, on the other hand, is a game of completing the puzzle of partial information; where players make inferences and “investments” under uncertainty. Fixed strategies don’t work because players don’t always act perfectly. You are, above all else, playing against other people, and conditions change.

No Limit Hold ‘em or NLH is designed to have a high luck factor that can quite easily lead to a sort of pathological optimism. It’s a fast, easy to understand game that pulls down huge bucketfuls of short-term luck. In fact, playing because you are “feeling lucky” is (almost) the right way to play.

Yet, the right way to play NLH and (almost) the right way to play is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. I don’t want to steal your thunder but that’s what luck is--- the Thunder. Thunder is a good thing , thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work and gets the job done, and it doesn’t strike twice in the same place because the same place isn’t there anymore.

The sex of poker therefore can be misery. It no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. The remarkable thing about luck is no matter how bad it gets, it can always get worse. Luck is a strange teacher. It gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. Luck is your university. The chips are your report card. Everything proceeds from there.

While it is true that it is the mark of an inexperienced player not to believe in luck, luck doesn’t always believe in you--- Luck is pauperized ecstasy because it lends but never gives. When you’re buying in to feeling lucky, there is plenty of pain for sale. It is easier to change your religion than your diet, and in the buffet of luck may have no calories, but everyone eventually goes home hungry.

If Pain is weakness leaving the body, then Poker pain is weakness leaving your game. It is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into--- the poker frequency. Do you play in-frequently? Is that one word or two?

Playing too many starting hands in a standard $2-$4 NL game is weakness. You should have a 20-30% view of the flop percentage. This means folding, saying “No” to AJ in first position, KT in middle position and QT in late position Just saying `no', to every hand, however prevents bad playing the way “Have a nice day” cures chronic depression. A Jackass who persists in his recklessness, nevertheless becomes a smartass.

2.Eating What You Kill Is So Money!

You can't spell Manslaughter without laughter, so when you eat what you kill, make sure your neighbors are having a good time. It’s not some felony conviction; more of a firm belief in magic, the process of putting the con back in confidence and creating community, paying them off with social currency and street cred.

You are not keeping up with the Joneses. You’re dragging them down to your level on the green felt jungle. It’s not how good you are. It’s how bad you want it. The quest is in the question of not, “ Who is going to let me?” Rather, “Who is going to stop me?” Power is never given. Power is taken.

Losing Holdem ASAP is about putting that monkey on your opponents back; the “hundredth monkey” that creates a critical mass of change in how they view your “table Presence” As they start believing your own B.S., your third eye and turd eye are one--- Shift Happens! Poker appears to be ’ user friendly. After all, it takes a minute to learn …and a lifetime to master. It isn’t user friendly, it’s user illusionary.

The cards are just there to confuse the bad players, the Hellen Keller’s. It’s not what you look at that matters but what you see. You don’t need cards to win. You need cards to lose. Try=Fail.The illusion of control is like pushing an elevator button and thinking it will arrive faster. You can however push people’s buttons, and get them to do things faster, like calling your “All in” when you flop the nuts, an unbeatable hand, or folding when they have the best hand. Your mind can't tell the difference between what it sees and what it remembers. Nerons that wire together fire together. You have this social situation, where you get to create your own reality, your own table presence.

The Playah puts the odd(s) back into God--- a Megalomaniac who not only must confuse his thoughts with gods, but gets you to believe in his thoughts. Your reality check will not bounce because you create your own reality. It’s your world, others are just tourists in it and eventually, their own. They believe a monster truck is coming toward them, they will always jump out of the way. So keep on truckin, They have been gas lighted. “Let there be flop”….

In poker, "The Nuts" refers to not only an unbeatable hand, It is also an unbeatable style of playah, a raisey-crazy one -man asylum., whose default mode of betting suffers from Jim Carey’s “advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage.” An adrenaline junkie with demented energy, grandiose plans, he likes being feared. It imbues him with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence. The Playah is inebriated by the looks of horror or repulsion on people's faces, as they fold with the best hand as you bluff--The poisoned joy to the poker world of depriving others of what you don’t have, a legitimate hand.

The crime and punishment for playing with the Playah is a malignant optimism. He plays a one-handed game of "Good Cop, Bad Cop" with different people. Stiring the pot, triangulating and pitting one against another. Gossip may be false intimacy but Torture is the ultimate act of his perverted intimacy. A kind of Traumatic bonding", akin to the Stockholm Syndrome, takes place… You are his “Supply”. He is your change agent—He find you; gets you,to love him; make you eventually hate him. That’s fine with him---He love to be hated and he hate to be loved The Playah uses up other people like candy bars; and, when he’s finished eating , he throw away the wrappers. Disposable relationships. No deposit. No return.

In RL (Real Life), When you define me you negate me, but in NLH, --- Love Thy Label As Thy Self. This Perception Shifting is the Most Promising to Define a New Space for winning at NLH. . Playahs need a reputation to live up to and tend to become whomever people see us as. Most of life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. (Players tend to confuse habits with identity. When asked WHO they are, most people resort to communicating their habits. Get into rearranging. Native American Indians on Caribbean Islands couldn't see Columbus's ships sitting on the horizon because they were beyond their knowledge. You don’t see it then believe it. You believe it then you see it.

3. Motivated by Noise and Money

Poker is a struggle for silence, and never interrupt an opponent when he is making a mistake. With the license of the brothel and the silence of the cloister, the Playah provides the loophole that allows the whore to climb into your game. With your Wal-Mart table presence-- huge, hard to avoid, superficially friendly, the Playah devours all his ” rivals in his lust to expand. You operates in a world of overwhelming force, supply and command, While the TV audience supplies new players who demand action. Without new players, good Playahs wouldn’t make any profit.

A “rush” is a winning streak. When you are on one, it’s like drinking from a fire hydrant. Everybody knows you can’t park anywhere near that place. There is a certain larceny in getting more for less, a bit of cheating when the money faucet is Niagara Falls. You have no reason to believe the well will ever dry up. So you drive the bus, by looking in the rear view mirror. Caution, objects appear closer than they actually are!

How you do chips is how you do life. Chips are congeled energy and releasing them releases holdem’s possibilities. Energy, however follows the path of least resistance, and most beginning players are calling stations, and/or over bet preflop, and under bet post flop.

4. Poker Rewards Aggression

Being normal. It is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful and unimaginative. Ask your mother. Normal is the setting on her washing machine. Normal isn't a virtue. It denotes a lack of poker courage. You have to be Madonna, constantly reinventing yourself. Otherwise, it’s a vast, conforming suburb of the soul. You don’t want to be normal. Normal people spend their lives avoiding tense situation, Poker Playahs spend their lives getting into them. The whole upshot of NLH is that it be a perpetual crisis that you create. The Phish is the last one to know it is in the ocean. Phush swim in it. Players surf on it. Failure to plan creates crisis in RL (Real Life) In NLH, planning for crisis eliminates failure. This is a Poker Mini-Satori- You abhor monotony and constancy, equating them, in your mind, with death. Seek upheaval, drama, and change.

God may play dice with the universe,, but this ain’t no metaphysical crapshoot, it’s NLH. If you want to have “fun” then spin the wheel of fortune, phone a friend, buy a vowel, and get voted off the island. Deal or No Deal. If you want an “experience”, play NLH. It’s not a sport, it’s a concussion! Good NLH poker is not a "A-ha" experience, it is more of a "holy-shit" experience. Most playahs are experience rich and technique poor. Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. Someday, this blog will start to read like one long typographical error, and you come away thinking, “From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way”. 'It’s like football - if you don't wear a helmet and pads, you're going to get hurt.. This book is your equipment. It is a contact sport, and the more contact you have with other players, the more you will win.

You simply can’t play a solid, safe game. Anyone who plays poker within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. You have to get in there and gamble.. Aggression makes you money. And the trouble with NLH is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Poker very simply, rewards aggression. Aggression is the main source of energy for the NL playah.. NLH is about aggression and domination- it’s a playah’s only redeeming qualities. When everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. Due to the effect of community cards, hold'em is a game of "domination. A hand is dominated if it has 3 or fewer outs against another, like AQ against AK.

The price of aggression, however, is not cheap. You have to be willing to lose in order to win. Aggression causes trouble. The trouble is you must use extreme self-discipline. If you cannot obey yourself you will be commanded by someone else’s play You cannot control the luck factor, but skill is something over which you have control, and you have the power to gain yet greater skill by becoming a Playah. A playah is just looking for opportunities, not guarantees. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t amateur hour, this is gambling. All of life is risk exercise. It’s the only way to live more freely and interesting. Dream with your eyes open.

Aggression causes pressure and pressure makes diamonds and diamonds last forever--- It creates the mutant ability to do the impossible, win consistently at NLH. You deserve to win consistently, and the minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. But you don’t get what you deserve in poker, you get what you negotiate, and you better be good at negotiating risk.

In NLH, betting is far better than calling. That’s aggression. When you bet, you can win if you have the better hand or if your opponent folds. If you call, you can only win if you have your opponent beaten. If you bet, you determine the bet size. You determine the pot odds. If you call, you are accepting someone else's odds.

If you bet, you force people to pay you off when you have a good hand. If you are a caller, you have to hope someone else will willingly pay you off. The importance of aggression is why tight-passive players can win a lot more at Limit than No-Limit. If you were arrested for aggression would there be enough evidence for the poker police to convict you?

The gambling world is a kind of gambling kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell "Poker" with the wrong blocks.. You got “T” testosterone, that’s good, you’re gonna want that. You got “A”, aggression , that's even better. You're gonna want and need that too.

You can’t spell danger without anger, and every NLH needs to feel dangerous.But any two year old kid can throw a fit! NLH is about controlling that aggression , harnessing that aggression into a series of wins. Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten.

The antidote to anger is patience, and as we already know: infinite patience brings immediate results to your game. Yet the opposite of patience is aggression. We have this paradox. We are learning that NLH is more subtle and multiple than conventional 'either-or' limits have allowed. Our imaginations have some catching up to do. The power not of positive thinking but paradoxical thinking. The nearer you are to paradox, the nearer you are to beating the game.


A Playah Passes The Test But Fails The Class---

Mr. Las Vegan just got back from Las Vegas. Made the final table in a NLH Poker Tournament. Didn't cash! Short stacked, I push "ALL-IN", hoping to steal the blinds.

Works everytime except that one time-- I got busted out (in 10th place), with Pocket 9's---t
he German virgin - nein nein---verses Tennis---Anna Kkournikov (Ace King---Looks Good Never Wins).... I go all in pre flop, and get one caller, Generation Terrorist, who just turned 21.

"When I get old I wanna blow up just like Daddy" , he jokes. Jihad Joe is stuck with AK suited
. He's chip leader. I get it. Him calling.It's a race. He flops two pair. Check please. Anna K, you look so good and (almost) never win. Go to Helsinki! with that Tennis hand


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  40. return comments
  41. return links
  42. use readable fonts
  43. gather .edu and .gov backlinks
  44. break long posts in more parts
  45. experiment with different revenue sources
  46. write “pillar articles”
  47. use Google Analytics
  48. study those numbers
  49. use email interviews
  50. be yourself
  51. avoid duplicate content
  52. use an RSS reader
  53. read as much blogs as possible
  54. focus on timeless content
  55. have an “about” page
  56. have a picture of yourself on the “about” page
  57. crate your own “advertise here” page
  58. use meta tags wisely
  59. learn the basics of SEO
  60. use pictures whenever possible
  61. create value for your readers
  62. place ads wisely
  63. be patient
  64. consider getting a co-blogger
  65. submit your articles to directories
  66. share what has worked for you
  67. share what has not worked for you
  68. do not clutter your sidebar with icons
  69. get rid of looooong blogrolls
  70. experiment with Google Adsense
  71. experiment with Text-Link-Ads
  72. link to other blogs as often as possible
  73. make it easy for visitors to contact you
  74. use titles effectively
  75. offer email subscriptions
  76. always answer to questions
  77. always answer to comments
  78. use Technorati
  79. enable subscription to comments
  80. offer useful tools or resources
  81. write with a personal touch
  82. become an expert on your niche
  83. do not rely on “linking” posts
  84. always give your opinion
  85. use simple colors
  86. participate in blogging projects
  87. get to know other bloggers personally
  88. list your best articles
  89. have a voice
  90. organize your categories
  91. talk directly to your readers
  92. make your URL structure efficient
  93. put functional links on your footer
  94. mention your sources or references
  95. do monthly roundups
  96. consider adding podcasts
  97. create a “100” list

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