Friday, February 19, 2010

You have entered 138,451 Bills worth $358,467
Bills with hits: 10,450 Total hits: 11,783
Hit rate: 7.55% Slugging Percentage: 8.51% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,281.52
Your rank (based on George Score) is #175
(out of 48,107 current users with a George Score. [99.6 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 15 out of 8,049 [99.8]
Your initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 5,507,388 miles.
They have averaged 473.1 miles per hit and 197.47 days between each hit.

Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino recently finished building a shopping area. As part of the shopping area, they put in some wi-fi. Being that the Hallandale Branch library was closed, I decided to give it a try.

The first thing I noticed was that there really isn’t much privacy except for the fact that few people were in the area. If someone saw you with a wad of cash, it would be a little obvious. Fortunately, it never got that far. The wi-fi wasn’t working today. I asked and it wasn’t just me. Apparently, others were complaining about it, as well.

I was lucky that they even had tables for me to use. I hate having to put my netbook to the side to use it. I’ve been wanting an Apple iPod Touch for this very reason. It would be much easier and possibly less conspicuous to enter bills at Gulfstream with one.

It seems to work only in a very limited area. I’m wondering if anyone will use the wi-fi at all. I can’t see people dragging laptops around a racetrack’s shopping area, although people do it at the mall. Whenever I go back, I’m going to take a look if anyone’s using it.

I ended up entering the bills in Hollywood. I don’t need that ZIP code, but it was nice to get a few more bills entered there. It’s a little far up to go over there and back, but it’s not too bad. At least I had some privacy there.

For some reason, I was getting a lot of new bills from the ticket-redemption machines, so I went back to the casino afterwards to get rid of them. Good thing I did because I was able to hit someone’s bill. I wouldn’t have gotten it if I didn’t go back.

I’m going to call it quits here before I start rambling. I’ll try to post more tomorrow.

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