Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sweet Blogger

Oh Blogger, how I loathe thee. Yes, indeed, I can simply move over to my own domain somewhere and install WordPress in about 0.2 seconds and be much, much happier, but unfortunately we're tied together by all sorts of SEO-related bonds that I don't want to break.

So here we sit, in a loveless marriage, in which none of your promised features and enhancements work. I appreciate that you're making an effort to make things work, but in the end it just disappoints me even more. Yes, that "automatically save drafts" feature is a nice carrot to dangle, but only IF IT WORKS. I see your little automated, reassuring message that you're currently auto-saving my draft, but when I actually need that feature to rescue my last post when you screwed something up, THERE'S NO DRAFT SAVED.

You realize this is infinitely worse, yes, than the old days when you'd just crash and I'd at least have myself to partially blame for not periodically copy and pasting my post?

And don't get me started on your "Word Verification" enhancement. I swear to Jebus that I have to type it in approximately 14 times, every single post, before you'll accept it. And no, I'm not mistyping it. I'm more than capable of correctly typing in five letters. You simply refuse to accept it, ever, the first two times I type it in. That's why these days I don't even try anymore, simply typing in "DIE WHOREMONGER DIE!" in the box the first few times, as I know you'll never accept it anyway, even if I type it correctly, and only make an effort the third time, when you merrily accept my ability to type in FIVE FREAKING LETTERS and publish my post.

Except for the times when you have yet another breakdown and don't, in fact, publish my post. Nor save a draft of it, despite claiming you did exactly that 192,837 times while I was typing it.

So, you know, thanks a pantload. Yes, your ass looks fat in those jeans. Yes, I've been humpng the neighbor's wife for the last two years. We both know we'll be sitting right here tomorrow, regardless of what I say, so no more pretense, mmkay?

(If you eat this post I swear to Jebus it's over.)

The World Poker Crown

Thanks to, you've got a shot at taking home the World Poker Crown in the 888WPC competition with finals held at Perlada Castle in Barcelona, Spain from May 6th to May 10th.

The 888 WPC is a $3 million guaranteed tournament that runs in two stages, with the first half held as an online poker tournament that narrows the field down to 8 players that will fly to Spain to compete at the final table. is currently offering a shot to win a free seat to the 888 WPC (which is worth over $1,000) via freerolls that they're running on their site. If you're lucky enough to win your entry and then bet, raise, and bluff your way through the online stage and qualify for the final event, you'll get to enjoy the following perks:

- A seat at the WPC offline final event
- Flights to Spain for you and a friend.
- A luxurious welcome party aboard a yacht in Peralada Harbour
- 3 nights accommodation in the beautiful 5 star Peralada Hotel
- Full hospitality at the organized events

Long story short, if you live in a country where you can legally play on, give the 888 WPC freerolls a crack at, as with a little luck you might be able to parlay that freeroll entry into not just a huge payday but a trip of a lifetime to Spain, where you'll get the VIP treatment and get to play at a televised poker final table.

The following is a sponsored post by asked for a review about the design and feeling I get from their site, which is a might bit tricky as it's focused on the German market, and my German language skillz are effectively none, so I'm not exactly what you might call an expert reviewer in this case. But that's never stopped me from babbling on and on in the past about all sorts of things, so why stop now?

The general design and look of the site are very clean and functional, and it has all the htings you'd expect to find in a poker resource site, including a poker news section, poker forums, a blog, site reviews, polls, odds calculators, a poker school with strategy articles and poker tips, and other poker-related videos and links. It's easy to navigate between each area of the site and all major sections are laid out in a clean, logical fashion.

Like many poker portals, also provides exclusive freerolls for members at a variety of sites as well as various sign-up bonus codes and other offers. Pretty much all the standard fare poker fans have come to expect in a poker resource site, but with a German twist for all you chip slingers that spreken ze deutch.