Week 3 + 4 (2006/2007)

Well, there were no games scheduled for week 3, due to international competition, so no score to report from there. Normal play resumed in week 4 and I didn’t do all that well. Keep in mind though that it’s a long season and there are still many many games to be played and trades to be made ;)

Ingoal: 22 points, 107 total

Mr. Price: 45 points, 101 total

Comeback

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a busy time, sort off…I finished my final uni exams (not all results are out yet, but the once I already know are brilliant)…now I’m in the hunt for a internship and then it’s diploma thesis time :-)

Fantasy footie: woohoo! What a comeback. I managed to surpass Mr. Price on the last day to win our little bet, so I’m freerolling into the new season, w00t!

Pos

ÂÂ

Manager

Team

Week
Pts

Total
Pts

League
Pos

1

ÂÂ

Mr C Howard

CHATEAU NERF DE PAPE

11

1558

52643

2

ÂÂ

Mr R Stillwell

CHICA-BENA LIB FRONT

10

1495

89289

3

ÂÂ

Mr M Dunlop

THATCHAM REDSOX

26

1494

89930

4

ÂÂ

Mr D Ankers

FULLSPEEDALONE

54

1416

137744

5

ÂÂ

Miss S Bissell

PEGS UNITED

20

1409

141885

6

ÂÂ

Mr T Legg

LEGG’S ELEVEN

23

1400

146985

7

ÂÂ

Mr S Smith

RAINY THURSDAY PM

9

1319

188505

8

ÂÂ

Mr S Jones

STUBEAR FC

45

1306

194176

9

ÂÂ

Mr I Hildebrandt

INVINCIBLES RELOADED

45

1247

216384

10

*

Mr J Price

SPAM AND CHEESE XI

37

1241

218313

11

ÂÂ

Mr M Crosby

OLDHAM ARTHRITICS

16

1208

228227

12

ÂÂ

Mr R Oswald

NEXT TO LAST

39

1086

251633

Roundup

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted something around here. With all the christmas, new year and different other stuff coming up, it was hard to find the time, but now I’m back.

Server, Domains, etc: Although Ingoal’s Insight… is still hosted with Dreamhost, I’ve got my dedicated server up and running now, finally. So, I’m probably moving this site over sooner or later, as there’s no point in paying twice, although Dreamhost’s hosting packages have just been updated once again: quatrupled (space) and octupled (bandwidth) to be precise, so you can get 20GB of space along with 1 TB of bandwidth for as little as 7.95$/month. Check it out!

Apple: Does MacBook Pro ring a bell? Intel Core Duo (dual core Pentium M) along with the possibility to run Windows (although not officially supported by Apple). This is certainly good news, and I’m really considering switching to a Mac in the near future (although I’ll wait for the update of the iBook, MacMini and PowerMac series before I make a decision about which way to go).

Fantasy Footie: After the good run in the old year I started to drop in ranking again and it’s going to be a hard fight until the end of the season, I’m not sure I can surpass Mr. Price, but at least I’m giving it my best shot – and one way or another, it’s has been fun.

Uni: I’m currently taking some time off and I’m in the need to find an internship, as this is the last thing on my todo list before I head into the final exams in March/April…then I can start my diploma thesis, which I can hopefully complete before the end of the year.

Ingoalnetwork: The sites are finally completed and some network sites have been added, for news about the network head over to the new network blog.

Chitika: After the bad experience in October I stuck around and since then they’ve been working hard at improving their overall solutions (the product of emini-malls themselves, almost real time audits, etc) and I’m happy to report, that their reports are now much more accurate and with the addition of european support the clicks and hence the revenue has really been stabilised. On another note: I receive the first payment (for november) just days ago, so I’m really satisfied now, I’ll keep you updated about it the following months…in the meantime feel free to check their blog and our give their emini-malls a test run.

Poker: For all the newsworthy stuff about my new passion poker head over to my poker-blog.

Roundup 25.11.2005

Busy times, so not many posts in recent days. I’m the the middle of building up my domain-portfolio and I picked up a dedicated server (as mentioned in an earlier post) along the way, which was giving me all sorts of problems. The most urgent problem was the “small amount” of bandwidth included (“only” 200 GB) which were gone pretty quickly. So I had a decision to make: either stick with this server and pay additional fees for the traffic over the limit (probably each and every month) or switch to a bigger server with more bandwith included. I decided to go with the latter and ordered the following beast last week:

  • Opteron 146 (2.0 GHz, 64bit, 1000 FSB, 1MB Cache)
  • 1GB Ram
  • 2x 160GB HDD
  • Emergency remote console
  • Unlimited bandwidth (or should I say unmetered as there truely is no such thing as an unlimited connection)

Then I was stuck with the next problem: after waiting for a week and seeing the old server hit way over the bandwidth limit I contacted support about the status of the server. Sure enough they are backloged on this particular server and it could be another two weeks until the new server arrived. Groovy, not! So I told support that I was totally NOT satisfied with this and they offered me an interim server (without charge) and I accepted. So now some of the more resource consuming sites (Proxytastic, etc) are located on the interim server (AMD Athlon 64 3200+).

As for new sites:
After the success of Proxytastic.com I decided to add two more similiar sites to the network:

  1. FreeWebProxy.org using the PHProxy script
  2. TheCGIProxy.com using the CGI Proxy script

Fantasy footie:
Well, it seems that I’m slowly and steadily catching up with Mr. Price’s SPAM AND CHEESE XI squad…go INVINCIBLES RELOADED!

Mr. Price’s score: 31 pts (411 total)
Ingoal’s score: 35 pts (392 total)

Update…

Alrighty, I’m back.

Uni stuff:

  • “Marathon sessions” payed off, our uni document was ready just in time to goto the copy shop to be binded as a small book; handed in on time :tup:
  • Exams are over, for now. Yesterday was the big day: Wissensverarbeitung (knowledge engineering) + Verteilte Systeme (Distributed Systems). Did go quite well, at least in knowledge engineering, don’t really know about Distributed Systems, but hey…I’ll find out in some weeks…glad that it’s over ;-)

Fantasy footie:

Not a particularly good week again, but I’m still keeping touch to the top…

  • Mr. Price’s score this week: 46 points (270 points total) – currently in 2nd place
  • Ingoal’s score this week: 32 points (249 points total) – currently in 6th place

FC Marbach II:
I didn’t attend the match vs Hochdorf on sunday due to my exam preparation, but I know the result: FC Marbach II 4-1 SGV Hochdorf :-)

Health:
I picked up a nasty cold sometime last week, so it was hard to concentrate on the exam preparation, the exam itself and all the other tasks. Now that this is all behind me, I’m taking some time off to really get better and it’s paying off already – after the first decent night’s sleep in a while I’m feeling better already, today. God bless medicine :-)

Politics:
It seems that weeks after our general elections the big parties are finally converging into a settlement…maybe we’ll have a new chancellor sooner than we all thought. I’m really curious whether it’s going to be Angela Merkel (CDU) or Gerhard Schroeder (SPD – current chancellor) or a third person (!).

Week 6 (2005/2006)

Not a particularly good week for my team with a measly 29 points (best score in our super league 57 points!). Nontheless it was enough to remain on top of the table as the second place manager (Mr. Price himself) scored the identical score (29points) :-)

  1. Ingoal, 29 points, 195 points total
  2. Mr Price, 29 points, 191 points total

Week 5 (2005/2006)

Oooh yeah! Start spreading the news: Ingoal has clinched the top of the table!
With a brilliant 5th week (with a whoopin score of 34 points) and 166 total points now, I’m the leader of the pack. Haven’t been in that position for such a long time it feels really good to be back. Although it’s still early in the season I’m quite confident now that I can indeed beat Mr. Price this season and win our bet :mrgreen:

Standings after 5 weeks:

  1. Ingoal – 166
  2. Mr. Legg – 163
  3. Mr. Price – 162

New Premiership started…

…some weeks ago and although I didn’t post about it yet I’m playing the telegraph fantasie footie game again – and so far it’s looking good for me, although it’s looking even better for Mr. Price. As usual we’ve got our little bet going once again: the manager who finishes beneath the other manager is going to pay for next round’s account (hopefully I’ll win again this time…it’s 1-1 so far).

So far there have been played 3..4 matches so far (some teams are one game behind) and it’s really looking good this time:

  1. Mr. Price, 140 points total
  2. another player
  3. Ingoal, 132 points total

:mrgreen: – I’ll be posting updates regularly again from now on (scores are updated on wednesdays, so that’s when I’m going to post the current standings).