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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

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By the way, my name is James Devlin. I can be reached at james@codingthewheel.com or via the Contact page.

I've been building software, composing music, and playing poker for a living since roughly 1995/1990/1998. In my spare time I like to hang out by the pool, eat Indian food, listen to my Citizen Cope, catch up on movies, read the occasional book, and support my Dallas Cowboys.

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Do you know of any other ways of obtaining the information hooking the drawtext function can provide without utilizing C++ and the windows API?

Thanks Dan

P.S. I'm big into music too so if you happen to be in the texas area maybe you'll love the blues. If you do then you'll need to check out Joe Bonamassa. Incredible.

Take an unhealthy obsession for the inner workings of things. Add a sizable dose of political incorrectness. Throw in a dash of outright randomness. And voila! You've got a growler of vintage Coding the Wheel beer. Now drink up.

Not at all what I thought you'd look like. ;-)

James,

I just discovered your blog and love it. It drips with attitude that makes reading your posts a great pleasure. Keep up the good work.

ho bisogno di sapere quanto costa un programma per vedere sulla tablet room le carte degli aversari e so che e' possibile. grazie.ha dimenticavo il programma per manipolare il saldo in soldi reali,dopo averli manipolati sono soldi veri da giocare oppure no in real money. grazie.

I don't know how you do this, but as much as I read your blog i began to realize you're a marvellous blogger!

first of all - what a great blog!!!

inspired by your post about intelligent note, i started a project (tracker/advisor/opponent profiler) with a major focus on user experience - GUI.

for testing/demo purposes i integrated both PA and SnG Ttestbed into it. i tried to interest some folks @pokerai, but they seem to ingore the user experience issue too("log messages are more than enough") - don't blame them as the forum's focus is on AI.

anyway, would you be interested in reviewing it (and hopefully help in defining future features)?

again, u r doing a great job )))

Just start reading your posts, which is really very informative I am definitely keeping an eye on your blog, I've got reader.Do often have a newsletter you can sign? logo design

it would be nice to spend few evenings and delete spambots comments & add some captcha to save comment ;)

It's crazy how somebody can find poker answers on a programmer's blog :)

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