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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Bad idea...

Last night was the race in Phoenix. I made the choice to sit Mark Martin and put Kyle Busch in the race. I figured since he won the pole and appeared to have a good car he had earned the right to there. I had toyed with benching Jeff Gordon, but while he has never won at Phoenix he has one of the best averages. Jimmie Johnson is pretty steady this year, so he was pretty much of a no-brainer. So, since Martin had the lowest average finish I decided to replace him and give Busch a chance. Stupid.

So, what would have happened had I just done what I normally do? I would have had 415 points and would have kept my unbeaten streak alive. Looks like I should have left well enough alone. I appears that on my team experience trumps whatever starting position you might have. Oh, well... I guess I learned my lesson! Now on to Dega!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Remaining undefeated!

Any other day and I would have gotten creamed. Lucky for me I was up against our "Give Me" team. This is the team we created so that we could have six participants. The drivers on that team aren't that good so you are pretty much guaranteed a win on the race against "him."

I'm telling you, on the next intermediate track, I am going to bench Jeff. He just isn't getting it done. Kyle Busch didn't do much better, but he has done better than Gordon on each of the Texas type tracks. Then again, the Dupont chevy was having a top 15 run before the flat...

The good news is that 24 team didn't lose that much in the points battle. He is basically the same amount of points behind the leader after Texas as he was going into the race. Unfortunately, he also dropped a couple of positions.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Catching up on stuff...

I'm going to try to catch up on some stuff this morning. The weather is wet and I can't be outside. There are no things scheduled to participate in, so I have a day to catch up on the many things I have piling up on me!

I hope to get an update up on as well as do some maintenance work on That site has basically been running itself with no input from me for months! It's time to give it a little attention.


Several weeks ago I wanted to show you all a pretty neat service I have discovered. Now I'm finally getting around to it! allows you to view your home cable over the Internet from any location with http protocol enabled. For home you get better quality with VLC, but the ability to change channels and access the stream from anywhere makes pretty cool!

Here you see me watching Fox News on my 21 inch monitor. Depending on the connection speed you have, the picture size can be pretty large. Most times it is best viewed with a width of 400 pixels.

Here I am watching Bud Pole qualifying on my iPaq 5555. Yep, you can stream live TV to your handheld Windows CE device. Some mornings I'll stream Fox & Friends to my iPaq while I'm shaving. I've also watched TV while sitting in Trio on Main Street.

I'll probably post some NASCAR fantasy league stuff a little later. The good news is that I am undefeated so far this season! Also, I will be going to the NASCAR All Star race this May. I'm pretty excited about it.