Second round runs until Monday! If you aren’t on campus on the weekends, come get your healthy dose of skeeball in while you have the chance! The Gallery is open until 5 pm today…
Wanna know some skeeball strategy secrets? I am a bit wary of sharing these while I’m still in the tournament, but it would be a shame if I waited until I got knocked out and then ended up winning the tournament and never sharing these tips:
- Being short is key, so try playing while on your knees.
- Bank shots, once you find your lane’s sweet spot, can increase consistency.
- Try sliding the ball like in air hockey rather than tossing it like in bowling.
At least, those are all tips that these guys recommend – http://www.inflatablekingdom.com/events/skee-ball-tips-tricks-and-info-for-skee-ball-enthusiasts/
And the second-round emails are off!
Get over your mid-week slump with some skee-ball. Remember, the gallery is open until 8 tonight so you have plenty of time to stop by and have some fun.
Finally some news from the internal side… the software Aaron and I created to manage the tournament crashed hard on Saturday, and we have been working just as hard to try to prevent any more errors. We wouldn’t want to lose all of the scores again!
What went wrong? First, we had no backups — not really a good idea, but the only possible errors were system limitations that we couldn’t have foreseen unless we had run into them before. Then, we added a daily back up — that wasn’t very helpful when they were submitting 200 scores a day! So, now we have a rotating back-up system as well that will save the last 20 states of the data. Now if anything happens (which, I don’t think is possible since we’ve scoured the code for errors) we will only lose 1 (one), I repeat ONE!, score!
Progress, my friends. (and, of course, Parkinson’s Law). The first time all of the data was lost was the WORST possible time — right before they wanted to end the round!
Oh well, problem solved!
SECOND ROUND HAS BEEN EXTENDED. The second round will end on MONDAY, APRIL 2. Emails should go out about second round shortly!
Well that’s it for today. Remember that even though we haven’t emailed you yet, the 2nd round has begun and you CAN record your 2nd round scores now. A few people already have.