Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stats browser

One of the fun things about tXtFL is learning all sorts of nifty little Android tricks. I finally read how to hook up a database cursor with a list scroller, which allows me to directly bind teams, players, etc. along with individual statistics into a single stats browser. The beauty of the binding is that it still has the flexibility for converting that data in an intermediate step, such as transforming a game ID number into "PIT@GB", or calculating the complicated passer rating from QBs' raw stats rather than trying to output it from a single sql query.

Here are a few shots of the stats browser following a rematch between Roethlisberger and Rodgers in superB bowl XLV.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Super Bowl XLV, Windows VII

As an avid Linux fan I'm admittedly a Windows 7 fan as well, and this year's Super Bowl only made me fonder. My buddy Mike recently moved to the city, and he dropped by for a low-key bbq with some great weather. With bbq coals purchased only minutes prior to kickoff, we needed a way to view the game from the backyard while tending to the meat at the same time. Fortunately I had finally gotten my Hauppauge digital TV tuner working, which recording the broadcast on my desktop Windows 7 box. With my laptop in place close to the coals, I was able to wirelessly stream the game to my laptop. And because the game was recorded, I could start and stop the stream at will based on the unpredictable nature of flaming cheese and missing ingredients.

The net result was that we were 2 hours' behind by the end of the game, but we got to skip through the halftime show and still enjoy Rodgers' rally.