Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Nose Surgery is done

For those of you that didn't know I had surgery last week to fix my deviated septum and adenoids removal. It has been a week and I'm finally starting to feel better. Yesterday was my last day on pain meds so I have a much clearer mind now and can drive. I can already feel a difference in my sleep with my nasal passages opened up. I should have more improvement during the next 3-4 weeks.

Friday, June 2, 2006

Playball Stats

For the past two months I have been working on a new baseball stats program. The beginnings of this project started way back in my junior year (2000) at CWU in User Interface Design class. I have always loved baseball and found no good stats programs out there. So in class I wrote a program call Playball Stats that was a Windows based baseball stats program for teams.

The original program was pretty limited due to the fact it was designed for a single season of stats, thus no database was used. Throughout the years I've updated the program to add more stats but never changed the back end to a DB. It wasn't until I started playing hardball again (see Nine Baseball) that I found I really needed to re-write the program to allow for multiple season and career stats.

So a few months ago I decided to get started on the new version. At that time I also decided to make it a web based app so that I could make changes very easily and nobody would have to upgrade there product. I first started with all the end user pages. These pages are what display all the team and player info, including roster, schedule, offensive and pitching stats.

Well I've finally completed the first phase of development which you can see at I'm now working on the admin section of the site which will include all the pages necessary to add teams, players and stats.

Please take a look at the site and let me know what you think.