Entries from March 2008

Homestead Odds

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The “Pit Boss” is back for the 2008 season, and I think his predictions are jacked up! He’s relying too much on previous seasons and isn’t paying enough attention to what’s been happening in the off-season testing and the pre-qualifying practice sessions.

My original pick for the race win was Wheldon, but his untimely spin puts him starting in the back of the field. He has the speed to come back to the front, but it significantly…

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Tags: Motorsports

Homestead Odds

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The “Pit Boss” is back for the 2008 season, and I think his predictions are jacked up! He’s relying too much on previous seasons and isn’t paying enough attention to what’s been happening in the off-season testing and the pre-qualifying practice sessions. First of all, here’s the starting grid for the Homestead race.

Scott [...]

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Tags: Motorsports

IndyCar Garage

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The IndyCar Series is about to start up again, and this year I’m going to take a stab at running some odds (purely for fun) on the various drivers to see how good my insight and prognostication are. The first race of the season is this Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This year is [...]

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Tags: Friends · Motorsports · Social

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

A Traditional Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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Saturn in Color

March 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s the first truly successful color image from the JCCC rooftop. The observation deck on top of the Classroom-Laboratory Building (CLB) is good for casual observing, but the telescope mounts aren’t really isolated from the rest of the building, so wind and building vibrations really hamper what can be done with photometry. However, [...]

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Tags: CCD Images · Science

One more reason to dislike the French…

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

France Drafts UIGEA-Style Decree, EU Opposes
Yay EU, boo France.
I know that I’ve been pretty quiet here, lately. With being back at work, the teaching schedule I have this semester, and the excitement of the IRL/CCSW unification has distracted me quite a bit. I’ll get back on track soon.
I did play some poker [...]

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Tags: Poker