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A matter of timing

By on May 3, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

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One of the biggest headaches for me, when first taking on a student, is trying to figure out when a good meeting time will be.  I’ve had a couple of students here in California, a couple on the east coast, but recently most of my newer students have been on the other side of the pond.


Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m not the complete degen gambler and I still have a 9-5 day job, which limits the time I have during the week that’s available for coaching.  I can tell you it makes for an interesting lesson, when the student is dragging himself out of bed by 8 am and I’m trying not to fall asleep at 11pm.


Apparently this has also become an issue for MOSH MADNESS 2010 as well.


I was sitting back in the chat room when I saw this exchange occur:


Person 1: ok im playing my headsup on thursday at 8am

Person 2: 8am ET?

Person 1:  wow timezones

Person 1: ummm 6am GMT


At that point everyone was trying to do the math and come to the conclusion that in order for person 1’s match to start at 6am on Thursday, their opponent (assuming they were playing on the eastern US seaboard) would have to have started the match last Saturday night at 10:47pm.


Clearly this is a huge problem and there is but one obvious solution.


Henceforth, I propose that all scheduling shall be done on MST (MOSHCO Standard Time).


Of course this will necessitate everyone syncing their swatches, but I’m pretty sure this can be accomplished with a minimal amount of fuss.


The easiest way to convert to MOSHCO Standard Time from a more conventional time format is going to be to take GMT and add 3 hours and  14 minutes and 15 seconds.


To avoid confusion on the days of the week, we shall also be renaming those as well.


Friday’s shall henceforth be known as HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER and the following list shall providing you with the new names for all the days under MOSHCO Standard Time.


Hemidemisemiquaver = Friday

Malarkey = Saturday

Abibliophobia = Sunday

Namby-pamby = Monday

Mugwump = Tuesday

Oocephalus = Wednesday

Snollygoster = Thursday


So let’s give this a try and you can see for yourself how easy it is.


If I’m getting ready to leave the office at 5pm PST on Monday (as I am looking forward to doing), then under the new MOSHCO Standard Time System, I’d in reality be leaving the office on Mugwump morning at 03:14:15.


Hopefully this new system shall help prevent any scheduling mishaps and avoid much of the confusion that occurs because of the system we currently use, thus making us more productive.


Oh, and be sure to swing by MOSH-mart and get your new MST enabled wall clocks.