|Posted: August 19, 2012, 5:05 am - IP Logged|
Point taken but adding the server is no big deal, I have 5 or 6 puters running 24-7 and adding another
is nothing. For me the pool is a experiment and I hope to get as much from the members as I give out.
Playing the lottery is as much psychological as it is anything else. By forming the pool I expect people to
relax a bit by reducing some of the pressure by spreading the cost of the tickets among the members. Each
member contributes around six cents toward every one dollar ticket we purchase. Some people do well
under pressure while others don't. Some love to take on challenges while others are cautious and want
to know the outcome as much as possible before making a commitment. Some members have yet to send
anything in the way of choices. Our pool has three different types of people and all have their strong points.
Some fear being wrong while others will attempt to hit everything. We are just getting our feet wet so to
speak and so far we have not done so well but I expect a bonding to take place as we move along and
each person will kind of find their nitch and become very good at some aspect of the selection process.
We are perty much starting from scratch and I remember as a child, my dad coched little legue baseball.
I remember one year he started a new team and most of the kids had never played ball in there lives. Kids
were all over the place, the first baseman would chase after a ball hit down the third base line, total chaos.
Dad produced several wining teams by watching each kid and then matching them to the position he felt they
were best suited for. Once people learn whats going on they will kind of migrate to the position they like best.
The Pitcher has the biggest role, first base gets a lot of attention and the shortstop kind of has to watch whats
going on everywhere. The out fielders have their own territory and have a lot of ground to cover but they have
the most time to react. The way I see it is that we need to build the same sort of team. I myself would like to
play shortstop. Some will be bench warmers but these need to be able to step up and play almost any position
from time to time. I feel we can each find our nitch, have some fun and maybe win a bunch of games in the process.
Working on my Ph.D. "University of hard Knocks"