I was so stoked to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Indianapolis Colts (in one of the most shocking upsets in years) that I decided to take care of an annoyance that the various sites that cover football have caused me.
The NFL uses a rating system that is a rather gross approximation of a quarterback’s perfomance. You’ll hear about this rating all the time, but not how it is calculated. I looked on the Internet, and found only one site that had an online calculator for the rating. Except that it was broken, and didn’t work.
So I looked up the formula, and implemented it myself. Football fans who are interested can find the QB Rating calculator here. The worst score is 0.0, and the “perfect” score is 158.3. A good score is probably above 85 or so in today’s league.
The first week of my next school is about to conclude tomorrow. And it’s been a long week…
The curriculum is less structured (you can learn things in the order you want, for starters), and the individual subjects are easier than they were in Nuclear Power School. But it seems like I’m always in a race against time.
That’s because I have to qualify to be Engineering Officer of the Watch in 24 weeks. The qualification record book I need to have completely signed (each signature indicating that I know a given topic) is about 2 centimeters thick (about 0.75″). Each page is printed on both sides, and most pages have more than 2 (and sometimes up to 5 or 6!) signature blocks. That’s a lot of signatures I need.
Coincidentally, KDE hacker extraordinaire Maksim Orlovich is down in Charleston for some conference or something. So we’re going to meet tomorrow for dinner somewhere. I suggested a Chinese buffet place but it’s looking like the nearest one to where he’s at is about 10 miles. Yuck.
P.S. This isn’t the first time we will have collaborated either. Maksim and I teamed up to port a nifty screensaver to KDE, which I mentioned before. I need to get it ready for KDE 4 at some point, which shouldn’t be too hard I think.