So I go to a private southern baptist college and I have been able to get on this site fine for the first 2 plus months of this semester and I got on wednesday and the site was blocked. Stupid gambling regulations our school does.. It's okay because my fraternity house has its own network so I have ways to get on the site through out the week, but I don't live at the house so its just kind of inconvenient. I'm even more frustrated because my sister goes to the "sister" private college in alabama and down there they have poker as an intramural club. I picked the wrong school yo.
I just did my first triathlon this past weekend! By far the most physically challenging thing that I have done thus far in my life. For those that are attempting one that never have before let me tell you this: first, 2 and a half months is not long enough to train for one even if you are committed to it. Second, insulated water drinking hot water will only end dehydrating you more And finally, don't do your first triathlon in July
Swimming in open water is super difficult, much more so than swimming in a pool. I think that its because you don't have good reference in the open water, you don't have a line you can follow you have to try and keep track of how straight you are going so you sometimes create more work for yourself swimming in zigzags. Another thing is you can't keep track of your lap count so you have no idea how far you have been swimming and when you are swimming a mile it starts to feel like you have just been swimming forever and ever and thats such a bad frame of mind to be in when you are doing distance athletics. I ended up taking almost an hour on my swim which is really slow.
It was so hot by the time I got on my bike, and it didn't help that 13 plus miles of it was uphill. I had so many cramps and dry heaved so many times that my stomach wasn't gunna let me put water in it. The last 5 miles whenever I saw an ambulance pass by I wanted to stop them and let them stick me with IVs so that I would feel hydrated. I was gunna just be satisfied with not even attempting the run portion and glad I pushed myself through the bike and swim but then I saw my girlfriend at the transition area who surprised me by coming and I was like, "crap... six more miles to go." But I'm glad she came and I'm glad I went on. Surprisingly by now I actually did pass people in my bike and a couple people on the run and about a mile into the run a guy came up next to me and I found out he was the sweeper and that everybody else behind me quit. I was like "oh great, i'm gunna finish last." It wasn't till the very last straight away that I saw somebody and that I pushed myself past them. I was the second to last person to finish the race but I was the second person not to quit. It was by no means a glorious finish but I am satisfied with the fact that I finished and its something I'd like to push myself to do again sometime soon.
I was wondering why poker rooms hadn't started to transition to apps because of their convenience and accessibility. I know that they would have to modify software and adapt their rooms, but I feel like online poker rooms are slow to adapt with technology. I feel like the overhead costs to run a poker site would be kinda low especially for the profit it should yield. I don't I could be wrong but I see this pattern of low cost technology and the majority of sites not available to U.S. players and I get curious. Is there not money to be made? If there is we should all get together and make some poker software. I have a feeling that sites don't make as much as I once thought they did. They give away lots of money in freerolls and promotions, especially tournaments. I think poker sites actually lose money in online tournaments. Who knows though. I do think that cash games are revenue makers. There is no buyout paid just a rake. There are ways to make some of your rake back though so that is another revenue hit. I am thinking out loud but I am really just jumping to a question: How/do poker sites make money?