This is the third day I have been confined to my room with a cold. I am going "stir crazy".
Getting over a cold takes one week if take cold remedies. Otherwise it takes seven days.
In case you didn't "get" that joke, it means I'll have to sit in here for several more days, no matter what I do.
I have played dozens of games of gin rummy against my computer, as well as dozens of games of "Racko" I am abut 50-50 match for the computer in gin rummy, and about the same in "two opponent Racko" and can hold my own when the computer plays three hands against me.
I have the computer skill set for "master", since it would be no accomplishment to beat a "beginner". I wonder how the programmer makes the computer play like a beginner? Did he built in some bone head plays.
Furthermore, if I play enough hands of cards to learn the proper algorithm, the one the computer uses to beat me, will I lose interest in the game. If you always win, it is no fun. And if you always lose, as I do in chess against the computer, that is no fun either.
Bingo is a staple in old folks homes, but I have lost most of my interest in that too. Who wants to sit and hear a caller read from a list of random numbers? Well, actually, she draws numbered balls at random, but that is the same as staring at a list of random numbers.
A friend once paid me a compliment. He noted that I was interested in so many diverse things and he said,"You'll never be bored."
He should see me now.