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Re: What do you do for a living? (Reloaded)
« Reply #255 on: July 09, 2015, 02:41:30 PM »

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Im an engineer in design and development for a toy company. Its a dream job for me really.
Nothing better than a dream job, I would imagine. What does it entail?

Im part of a big cross functional team that designs and markets toys.  I work with marketers, industrial designers, graphic artists, packaging engineers, and quality assurance. In my role specifically, I wear many hats depending on the day. I provide technical expertise to the up front design process, ensuring functional requirements are feasible, safety, reliability,  cost, etc. I also facilitate the execution phase of product development in more of a project management role communicating with our China office daily with the goal of on time delivery to market. Most of our products are made overseas.

I dont often do ground up design work, but occasionally, if I have time and have an idea, I can design and prototype new concepts.

Thanks for asking! In wiritng all this down, I think I need a raise! Although the benefits are sweet. Im currently on paternity leave (we get 5 weeks!).

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Re: What do you do for a living? (Reloaded)
« Reply #256 on: July 09, 2015, 02:41:53 PM »

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I play poker for a living. I play what are called 'cash games', which are different from the tournaments you'd see on TV. So I play poker online (and sometimes in Casinos depending where I am, but I hate casino poker- way too slow, although the players are terrible and easier to beat). I mainly play Texas Hold Em but will also play a game called Omaha if there's a big fish in the game.

From playing poker (getting lucky in a few tournaments basically) I also have a Donut store at an airport which I've had for 7 years.

My wife is from the USA (New England) so we travel back and forth a bit to see her family. Just got back from 6 weeks in Hopkinton, MA and Cape Cod actually. We try to coincide our visits to when the playoffs are on obviously :)

Re the lawyer discussion, I actually went to law school and dropped out.

Very interesting. I played online poker (mostly cash games) religiously from about 17-26 (pre-grad school, which now consumes my life). There were times when that was my sole source of income, but I never played beyond middle-stakes. I'm a pretty emotional person and found the swings to be too difficult to bear, so perhaps grad school is a blessing for that reason (and only that reason!).

Do you have a set-up (e.g., numerous monitors, lazy Susan, etc)? I double-monitored but generally didn't play more than 3-4 tables at a time. Also, the competition was becoming very stiff, especially after some sites were shut down (seemingly in tandem with third-party banking sites being frozen by the gov't). Has the competition gotten even stiffer? And any headway in moving towards legalization & taxation in the US?
The games are definitely tougher now. Most players play tight and aggressive these days online.

The games at the casino are definitely much softer.

Re: What do you do for a living? (Reloaded)
« Reply #257 on: July 09, 2015, 02:44:17 PM »

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I argue about David Lee on the internet.

Lol. I appreciate your snarkiness in that ongoing argument.

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Im an engineer in design and development for a toy company. Its a dream job for me really.
Nothing better than a dream job, I would imagine. What does it entail?

Im part of a big cross functional team that designs and markets toys.  I work with marketers, industrial designers, graphic artists, packaging engineers, and quality assurance. In my role specifically, I wear many hats depending on the day. I provide technical expertise to the up front design process, ensuring functional requirements are feasible, safety, reliability,  cost, etc. I also facilitate the execution phase of product development in more of a project management role communicating with our China office daily with the goal of on time delivery to market. Most of our products are made overseas.

I dont often do ground up design work, but occasionally, if I have time and have an idea, I can design and prototype new concepts.

Thanks for asking! In wiritng all this down, I think I need a raise! Although the benefits are sweet. Im currently on paternity leave (we get 5 weeks!).

Sounds really interesting, must be stimulating to get to do so many different things.

Congrats on the baby :)
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Re: What do you do for a living? (Reloaded)
« Reply #258 on: July 09, 2015, 02:49:25 PM »

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I play poker for a living. I play what are called 'cash games', which are different from the tournaments you'd see on TV. So I play poker online (and sometimes in Casinos depending where I am, but I hate casino poker- way too slow, although the players are terrible and easier to beat). I mainly play Texas Hold Em but will also play a game called Omaha if there's a big fish in the game.

From playing poker (getting lucky in a few tournaments basically) I also have a Donut store at an airport which I've had for 7 years.

My wife is from the USA (New England) so we travel back and forth a bit to see her family. Just got back from 6 weeks in Hopkinton, MA and Cape Cod actually. We try to coincide our visits to when the playoffs are on obviously :)

Re the lawyer discussion, I actually went to law school and dropped out.

Very interesting. I played online poker (mostly cash games) religiously from about 17-26 (pre-grad school, which now consumes my life). There were times when that was my sole source of income, but I never played beyond middle-stakes. I'm a pretty emotional person and found the swings to be too difficult to bear, so perhaps grad school is a blessing for that reason (and only that reason!).

Do you have a set-up (e.g., numerous monitors, lazy Susan, etc)? I double-monitored but generally didn't play more than 3-4 tables at a time. Also, the competition was becoming very stiff, especially after some sites were shut down (seemingly in tandem with third-party banking sites being frozen by the gov't). Has the competition gotten even stiffer? And any headway in moving towards legalization & taxation in the US?
The games are definitely tougher now. Most players play tight and aggressive these days online.

The games at the casino are definitely much softer.

Figured as much. Never got into the brick-and-mortar, though. Foxwoods was pretty far and 200+ hands/hour > 15 hands/hour.
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
-Larry Bird

Re: What do you do for a living? (Reloaded)
« Reply #259 on: July 09, 2015, 03:19:21 PM »

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I play poker for a living. I play what are called 'cash games', which are different from the tournaments you'd see on TV. So I play poker online (and sometimes in Casinos depending where I am, but I hate casino poker- way too slow, although the players are terrible and easier to beat). I mainly play Texas Hold Em but will also play a game called Omaha if there's a big fish in the game.

From playing poker (getting lucky in a few tournaments basically) I also have a Donut store at an airport which I've had for 7 years.

My wife is from the USA (New England) so we travel back and forth a bit to see her family. Just got back from 6 weeks in Hopkinton, MA and Cape Cod actually. We try to coincide our visits to when the playoffs are on obviously :)

Re the lawyer discussion, I actually went to law school and dropped out.

Very interesting. I played online poker (mostly cash games) religiously from about 17-26 (pre-grad school, which now consumes my life). There were times when that was my sole source of income, but I never played beyond middle-stakes. I'm a pretty emotional person and found the swings to be too difficult to bear, so perhaps grad school is a blessing for that reason (and only that reason!).

Do you have a set-up (e.g., numerous monitors, lazy Susan, etc)? I double-monitored but generally didn't play more than 3-4 tables at a time. Also, the competition was becoming very stiff, especially after some sites were shut down (seemingly in tandem with third-party banking sites being frozen by the gov't). Has the competition gotten even stiffer? And any headway in moving towards legalization & taxation in the US?
The games are definitely tougher now. Most players play tight and aggressive these days online.

The games at the casino are definitely much softer.

Figured as much. Never got into the brick-and-mortar, though. Foxwoods was pretty far and 200+ hands/hour > 15 hands/hour.
Yep. You have to have the time and patience to play at the Casino. My average session there is probably 11 hours.