Believe me I’m having a few pints tonight when I get out. Had one hell of a day. Trading turned out to be a complete waste of time (see post above) but worst was my server, which has sat quietly on it’s own in Germany without incident for years, deciding it was time to demand some tlc. It literally just turned itself off and stubbornly resisted all attempts to turn it back on. Which meant all my websites disappeared. And with them my “proper” income. But the biggest worry was it looked for a while like my brand spanking new database, sat on the server, had wandered off into cyberspace never to be seen again too. And me being a fool hadn’t backed it up for two weeks. ie, Before I’d put most the data in. Doh!
Anyway, thank fuck everything was recovered a short while ago and all is well again. The irony is I spent the morning setting up a monster new server to transfer everything to in a couple of weeks. Just in time by the looks of it. This German job appears to be on its last legs.
Spent several hours on the phone today sorting out stuff that, well, needed sorting, but managed a very quick dip into the tennis between it all and made a small profit.
Emma was out after work tonight so I had my eye on the West Indies v India ODI for a spot of evening trading. Got involved with the West Indies into their innings and with what looked a pretty straightforward run chase on.
There were some nice Domino Qiu Qiu Uang Asli market swings but the event was ruined from a trading perspective when the one click trading tool I use to trade through the API decided to log me out and not recognise me when I tried to log back in again.
Very frustrating but not a lot I could do. I don’t like trading sports like one day cricket and tennis through the original Betfair interface as the markets can move too quickly to trade efficiently. (I know many manage it but I’m just too used to the trading software. Everything is just too slow and clunky without out and I don’t feel as in control)
So I simply levelled out for an equal green at an opportune time and had to leave it. Bit of a pisser because as the run chase progressed the market was typically volatile – in short a trader’s paradise. Felt I missed out on some pretty straightforward green really. Still, there’s always another game and hopefully the login issue will be resolved by tomorrow.
As for Big Brother. Well I see Shahbaz has quit already! And a quick look at the prices and price history should be enough to persuade anyone why the show is a goldmine!!