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#141 User is offline   kuhchung 

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Posted 2016-June-15, 11:31

View Postgwnn, on 2016-June-10, 01:46, said:

Don't want to start a new thread about this but you will see a lot less of me in the next few months than usual. The forums are great (there's little denying that the level is decreasing in time but I still think they're great) and a little drama never hurt anyone. But I simply don't want to be a bridge forumer who is doing biophysics on the side. I don't think it's normal to know all the major fights between forum posters and roughly when they happened and where they all align politically when I don't know the first thing about several aspects of my own scientific field. To be fair, one where I'm still only been immersed for about half a year, but the amount of effort I spend there as opposed to here is skewed. I will occasionally pop in but I will not post. I will come back when I feel I know more about the 20 amino acids than the 20 best defenses to 1NT.

If there's anything urgent, you can PM me here or on youtube (tgwnn). I will log in at least once a year so as not to lose my rights on BBF indies which would truly be a shame.


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Posted 2016-August-27, 21:35

:lol: :lol:

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Posted 2017-April-11, 04:31

new job. principal statistician at dpt of conservation in nz!

will be calculating the standard deviation of the size of kiwi eggs and such :)

This is really a dream job, at least I think so :)
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Posted 2017-April-11, 04:38

View Posthelene_t, on 2017-April-11, 04:31, said:

new job. principal statistician at dpt of conservation in nz. will be calculating the standard deviation of the size of kiwi eggs and such

Sounds like the perfect job for Easter! ;)

Are the effects of Brexit so bad that you had to leave the UK?
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Posted 2017-April-11, 05:25

Hope the new job and change of scene are challenging and fun for you Helene.
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Posted 2017-April-14, 17:20

Congrats on the new job!
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Posted 2017-June-16, 02:13

Since people seem to announce moves on this thread, I will mention that my wife (Elianna -- another sometimes forum poster) and I are moving to Zurich, Switzerland in a week (June 26). I'm still working for Google (just switching teams/offices); we are hoping to have some fun exploring Europe with many fascinating places within range of a weekend trip! We should have some time for bridge in our new home, and will also play the occasional NABC (we already have events lined up for fall in San Diego). Elianna will be taking some time off from work to decompress from her very stressful teaching job, and may find more time for bridge playing (and/or knitting, her other favorite hobby).
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Posted 2017-June-16, 10:25

View Postawm, on 2017-June-16, 02:13, said:

Since people seem to announce moves on this thread, I will mention that my wife (Elianna -- another sometimes forum poster) and I are moving to Zurich, Switzerland in a week (June 26). I'm still working for Google (just switching teams/offices); we are hoping to have some fun exploring Europe with many fascinating places within range of a weekend trip! We should have some time for bridge in our new home, and will also play the occasional NABC (we already have events lined up for fall in San Diego). Elianna will be taking some time off from work to decompress from her very stressful teaching job, and may find more time for bridge playing (and/or knitting, her other favorite hobby).

That is exciting news. What a good time in your lives to be doing this.
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Posted 2017-June-16, 16:46

View PostZelandakh, on 2017-April-11, 04:38, said:

Are the effects of Brexit so bad that you had to leave the UK?

No they haven't kicked me out yet but I do have a thanks-for-all-the-fish feeling and obviously NHS funding and research grants are getting scarcer. The UK govt doesn't want foreigners and that's ok. We can pay our taxes elsewhere.
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Posted 2017-June-22, 14:56

View Postawm, on 2017-June-16, 02:13, said:

Since people seem to announce moves on this thread, I will mention that my wife (Elianna -- another sometimes forum poster) and I are moving to Zurich, Switzerland in a week (June 26). I'm still working for Google (just switching teams/offices); we are hoping to have some fun exploring Europe with many fascinating places within range of a weekend trip! We should have some time for bridge in our new home, and will also play the occasional NABC (we already have events lined up for fall in San Diego). Elianna will be taking some time off from work to decompress from her very stressful teaching job, and may find more time for bridge playing (and/or knitting, her other favorite hobby).

Congratulations!
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Posted 2017-June-22, 20:59

I guess its appropriate I also let you all know about my move too.

After spending 29 years in California, I received an offer to join the PMO for Toyota as part of their move to Plano, TX. The kids have all flown the nest, so Kimi and I bought a home in Frisco.

My first tourney will be with Mr Ace in San Antonio in a few weeks. He is being kind enough to play my utterly impossible system. Other than that, I do not have any live partners in the Dallas area yet. I do miss my so-cal bridge friends however.

We live on a golf course and my morning ritual is mocking the hackers on the 1st hole before I go to work.

I can handle the heat and humidity without incident. The bugs are a different story - the critters seem to have followed a shorter path through evolution than the ones we had in California.

The cost of living here is ridiculously cheap and our home would cost 3-4x in Orange County.

I doubt I will adjust to the politics here, and I predict I will get into a fist fight with some redneck within my first year over their obsession with guns. There is more culture shock for me moving to Texas than I had moving to California from Missoula, Montana in 1987. At least once a day, one of us will get cut off by a large pickup truck as we scurry around in our electric cars. No problem, we kick it out of ECO mode and return the favor.

I am shopping for a set of steer horns for one of the electric cars which I think would be awesome. I may also get a set of chrome testicles below the rear license plate frame.
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Posted 2017-June-22, 22:34

View PostPhil, on 2017-June-22, 20:59, said:

I guess its appropriate I also let you all know about my move too.

After spending 29 years in California, I received an offer to join the PMO for Toyota as part of their move to Plano, TX. The kids have all flown the nest, so Kimi and I bought a home in Frisco.

My first tourney will be with Mr Ace in San Antonio in a few weeks. He is being kind enough to play my utterly impossible system. Other than that, I do not have any live partners in the Dallas area yet. I do miss my so-cal bridge friends however.

We live on a golf course and my morning ritual is mocking the hackers on the 1st hole before I go to work.

I can handle the heat and humidity without incident. The bugs are a different story - the critters seem to have followed a shorter path through evolution than the ones we had in California.

The cost of living here is ridiculously cheap and our home would cost 3-4x in Orange County.

I doubt I will adjust to the politics here, and I predict I will get into a fist fight with some redneck within my first year over their obsession with guns. There is more culture shock for me moving to Texas than I had moving to California from Missoula, Montana in 1987. At least once a day, one of us will get cut off by a large pickup truck as we scurry around in our electric cars. No problem, we kick it out of ECO mode and return the favor.

I am shopping for a set of steer horns for one of the electric cars which I think would be awesome. I may also get a set of chrome testicles below the rear license plate frame.



Congrats...if you are moving to Plano be sure and check out Kim...I guess he goes by Kimmel(he is great) now that he is older and mature...) who taught me bridge way back in early 71 when I was 16 and his partner Hugh....I am sure you either already know them through Alex or will get to know them very soon....again congrats and best wishes.

I very much look forward to hearing about your deals and your wins!
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Posted 2017-June-23, 13:28

View Postmike777, on 2017-June-22, 22:34, said:

Congrats...if you are moving to Plano be sure and check out Kim...I guess he goes by Kimmel(he is great) now that he is older and mature...) who taught me bridge way back in early 71 when I was 16 and his partner Hugh....I am sure you either already know them through Alex or will get to know them very soon....again congrats and best wishes.

I very much look forward to hearing about your deals and your wins!


Yeah Alex mentioned Kimmel. Heard of Hugh and a few other locals too.
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Posted 2017-July-12, 09:40

Congrats Helene, Adam, and Elianna!

@Phil pretty crazy you're in Frisco and work in Plano, I'm sure if I move back to Texas at some point I will be in one of those 2 places. PM me if you need a bridge scouting report of the locals :P
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Posted 2017-July-12, 16:44

View PostPhantomSac, on 2017-July-12, 09:40, said:

Congrats Helene, Adam, and Elianna!

@Phil pretty crazy you're in Frisco and work in Plano, I'm sure if I move back to Texas at some point I will be in one of those 2 places. PM me if you need a bridge scouting report of the locals :P


Thanks haha Alex K has given me a good rundown and introduced me to a few characters at NABCs.

Hopefully I'll have an opportunity to play with one of them soon since my live bridge play has trickled to...none. :(

Selfishly - I hope you come back to TX.
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