Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Skunkware Scoring & Timing Crew, NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge 2010

The NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge is about 90% scoring & timing, so it all must work perfectly. The NASCAR guys don’t know quite what to make of a bunch of electronics & software geeks in aloha shirts. But we get … Continue reading

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NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge, Bobcats Arena, Charlotte

Nice article this morning in USA TODAY on the PCC. Jay Howard, the owner of the event who is quoted in the article, has a really unique business. His company, JHE, arranges all the razzle-dazzle opening & podium ceremonies for … Continue reading

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NASCAR Hall of Fame

In Charlotte with my homies to do timing & TV graphics the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge, so we took a few hours to go to the newly-opened NASCAR Hall of Fame. When the crosswalks look like the start/finish line, you … Continue reading

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TSA : Dumb as Sarah Palin, or Merely Dumb As A Box Of Rocks?

I have a new toy. It’s called a NEXUS card. It is my new source of endless amusement when I travel. As a US citizen, you can of course apply for a passport. Once you get a passport, you can … Continue reading

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Shitty Facilities Aren’t Unique to the US Open

One of the many, many things I despised about the US Open (for the duration of my 20 years there) were the USTA’s terrible facilities. It is, by far, the worst Grand Slam tournament facility, the best being the Australian … Continue reading

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Madonna Inn, Redux

Got an e-mail via iPhone from The Mighty Sister, aka Franklin J Noseman. Somehow SHE wound up at the über-wacky Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo last night. Just like her brother, yours truly, who wound up at the Madonna … Continue reading

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"Protect Your Junk" ™

link David Zabriskie is one of the two or three best time-trialers amongst US pro riders, and one of the ten best in the world. He has won the US National TT Championships several times, and has both won TT … Continue reading

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