After another stretch of not karting for almost 2 years, Dave, Adam and I went karting at Chicago Indoor Racing's Addison facility. I won the 3 races on track 7 with a 15.993, 15.800, and then a 15.743. I, Adam, and Dave set the 3 fastest times of the week with 15.743, 15.855, and 15.909, although looking at our last races on what would appear to be the same track configuration, Dave and I were running quite a bit faster back then. Maybe we've all just gotten heavier in 2 years.
Two employees asked if they could race with us because "we looked fast" and I was able to stay ahead of them each time, but maybe they were going easy on us.
dave wanted to go karting, so we went to cir. i haven't been there in a year but the track 1 configuration is still the same. i placed 1st in all 3 races, setting the best lap time of the week on the first race with a 15.07. the pro karting guy (you can always tell who they are because they show up with their own nomex suits) that placed second must have got mad that i beat him, so he did the next race (with only 3 other people) and set a new week-best of 14.77. i got my best down to 15.02 on the second race, and then a 15.26 on the third race with a kart that had a really loose throttle cable.
though now that my helmet has a tinted visor, everything is kind of dark in an indoor karting track. luckily there were no turtle shells or banana peels to avoid.
I received an e-mail asking me how I got started with OpenBSD, so I thought I'd write the answer here in case anyone else wanted to read it.
I started using OpenBSD in 1998 (version 2.3 or 2.4) to host a BBS that I was running. I chose OpenBSD because of its security record and because I was getting fed up with Linux (Slackware) at the time. I think the machine was a Pentium 75 or something, and OpenBSD worked quite well on it. During the course of building the BBS, I had to install some 3rd party software, so I got interested in OpenBSD's ports system to make installation of that software cleaner. I submitted some ports to the ports@ mailing list and got them committed by other developers. I tested others' ports and supplied feedback where I could. I hadn't done much unix development back then, so writing simple makefiles for ports was an easy way to get involved.