Curling rocks

CurlingStoneYesterday was quite a wash for me as I spent the day glued to the MythTV watching and catching up on curling for the US Men & Women.

One of my friends asked me: "Do you think you could beat the [US] men's curling team" to which I said, and was reinforced yesterday "he** no". They played incredibly well, though almost blew it a couple of times vs. Scotland Great Britain, despite having gotten 4 in the 3rd end.

The US Women, on the other hand, are not doing so well. I think my competitive team would have a shot against them. They've been playing better the last couple of games (which I saw all of) but apparently just missed enough rolls and hits in the first couple of games to lose too many of their games(which I guess I'm not sorry I missed).

A really odd, an entirely unexpected side effect of curling. Whenever I watch speed skating, or figure skating, I absolutely cringe and crawl out of my skin whenever I see someone chip the ice. I keep thinking - oh that's going to take forever to fix.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.